As we reflect back on 2018 and Environmental Health Coalition’s (EHC) accomplishments, we are reminded of your generosity. With your continued support, we promoted public health and fostered environmental justice in the communities that need it most.
As a result of your support, we achieved the following wins in 2018:
- Affordable Housing for National City Residents – EHC led efforts to add 92 additional apartment units to the Paradise Creek complex along with remediation of contamination.
- Civic Engagement Impact – EHC leaders educated more than 20,000 residents on the importance of voting to build the community’s voice. Together with our state and local allies, we protected funds for education and maintained revenue for transit and road repairs. In San Diego, we expanded democracy and protected our kids from lead in drinking water.
- Climate Action Plan Assessment – EHC released an in-depth environmental justice assessment of the City of San Diego’s Climate Action Plan implementation since 2015. Our report highlights the need for more efficient and affordable mass transit options to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and demands the City to increase direct investment in environmental justice communities. View our report coverage: San Diego Union-Tribune and KPBS.
- Children’s Comic Book – EHC launched the “Comic Alamar,” a digital and print booklet that tells the story of Tijuana’s Alamar River and its importance for regional sustainability.
- Local Truck Ordinance – EHC successfully advocated for a resolution to redirect heavy-duty truck traffic away from homes, schools, and senior centers in Barrio Logan.
- Community Hero – I was honored to be recognized by KPBS and the National Conflict Resolution Center as a Community Hero for environmental justice and sustainability.
EHC’s success and recognition would not be possible without our Board of Directors, staff, community leaders and generous donors. Thank you for believing that we are the right organization to make a difference in our community.