Our Campaigns

Find out more about our campaigns to fight back against polluters and advocate for a healthier, more equitable Houston.

Building Healthy Communities

Houston is home to over 400 chemical and manufacturing facilities, over 150 concrete batch plants, and more than 140 metal recycling facilities that can expose residents to harmful air pollutants. Due to the absence of adequate land-use policies, many residents live, work and play in close proximity to these sources of air pollution.

Supporting Sustainable & Equitable Transportation

The Houston region faces a number of challenges regarding transportation and the health of its residents that will likely worsen if appropriate actions are not taken. Houston’s particulate matter and smog levels remain unhealthy, and vehicle emissions are a significant contributor to Houston’s stubborn air pollution problem.

Protecting Against Chemical Disasters

Major chemical incidents are far too frequent in the Houston area, putting the health and well-being of residents at risk. Communities of color and low-wealth are particularly vulnerable as hazardous facilities are disproportionately concentrated in these neighborhoods.

Monitoring Our Air

The prevalence and proximity of industrial and transportation-related air pollution to Houston’s sprawling residential developments reveals wide gaps in our region’s air monitoring network. To better understand communities’ exposure to toxic air pollution on the neighborhood-scale and develop appropriate mitigation strategies, a robust community air monitoring network is needed.

Mobilizing Action

The voices of communities that suffer disproportionately from environmental injustices are often ignored or not able to influence decisions that can adversely affect their health. Achieving environmental justice requires the active involvement of historically excluded groups to effectively consider how policies can lead to inequitable or adverse outcomes for people in neighborhoods that will be impacted by these decisions.

Past Campaigns