Environmental Justice

The Environmental Justice, Health and Community Revitalization Program


About the Program

The Environmental Justice, Climate, and Community Revitalization Program is uniquely positioned to work with stakeholders across all levels of government to address the pertinent and urgent issues impacting frontline and fence-line communities through convenings, targeted campaigns, policy advocacy, education and training, technical assistance, and capacity building. By leveraging resources and co-developing projects with our partners, the program has tackled issues of infrastructure, climate-induced flooding, natural disaster preparedness, poverty, food insecurity, workforce development, safety in public spaces, and more to protect wildlife, people, and the planet.

Our program is founded upon the 17 Principles of Environmental Justice and the Jemez Principles for Democratic Organizing and we uphold four foundational pillars:


We build relationships with Black, Indigenous, Latine, Asian, Pacific Islander, and communities of lower wealth to elevate their voices, lived-experiences, and solutions in our program and policy advocacy to build authentic partnerships and allies


We center public health and economic health in our analysis to inform holistic solutions and recommendations that consider history, systems, and people in collaboration with environmental justice organizations, faith leaders, the private sector, government agents, elected officials, academia, intergenerational advocates, including youth, and more


We strive to breakdown systems of oppression and propose new policies and practices that build community power among frontline and fence-line communities through organizing, advocacy, resource-sharing, and amplifying issues and solutions via our media platforms and networks


We ensure that our practices and protocols bring wealth and financial stability among Black, Indigenous, Latine, Asian, Pacific Islander, and communities of lower wealth by investing in communities and proposing policies that provide economic relief to disinvested communities

Environmental Justice

Our Team

Adrienne Hollis, Ph.D., JD

Vice President, Environmental Justice, Health and Community Revitalization

Rebeca Villegas

National Director, Environmental Justice Strategy

Jason Harrison

Director of Environmental Justice Programs

Nirali Shah

Specialist, Community Partnerships

Alaura Carter

Sr. Program Manager, TCTAC

Taofik Oladipo

Policy Manager

Fabiola Gomez

Sr. EJ Coordinator

Rebecca Ward

Administrative Coordinator

Environmental Justice

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Where We Work

More than one-third of U.S. fish and wildlife species are at risk of extinction in the coming decades. We're on the ground in seven regions across the country, collaborating with 52 state and territory affiliates to reverse the crisis and ensure wildlife thrive.

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