We’re proud to partner with organizations that share our commitment to creating healthier and more equitable communities. Together, we amplify our voices to create lasting change. Find out more about our coalitions and partnerships below.
One Breath Partnership
OBP is a catalyst for information and education. The partnership serves to amplify the work of Houston-area scientists, researchers, academics, and physicians in order to educate community members about the impact of air quality on their health. It also provides an outlet for residents to share their stories about the harmful effects of air pollution.
In response to the historic moment that we are in after Harvey, OBP aims to advance smart policies that can reduce the public’s exposure to these air pollutants.
The work of One Breath Partnership is made possible through the Houston Endowment.
Coalition for Environment, Equity, and Resilience
The Coalition for Environment, Equity, and Resilience (CEER) brings together environmental justice, affordable housing, and conservation advocacy groups.
CEER aims to drive community voices into the post-Hurricane Harvey decision-making process to promote equity and resilience by emphasizing land, water, air, waste, and affordable housing policies that reduce human exposure to pollution, strengthen environmental conservation, and protect public health.
CEER envisions a region that is equitable, environmentally sustainable and economically strong where residents have the opportunity to live, work, learn, play, and pray free from environmental hazards. To make that vision a reality, it advocates for public and private investment in protecting communities by cleaning up hazards that contaminate our air, water, and land, while at the same time prevent or reduce flooding.
Healthy Port Communities Coalition
The Healthy Port Communities Coalition (HPCC) advocates for the health and wellbeing of residents of communities impacted by air pollution from the Houston Ship Channel.
Over 130,000 people live within one-half mile of the Houston Ship Channel, in neighborhoods including Manchester, Galena Park, Pasadena, Deer Park, Baytown, La Porte, and others. These are vulnerable, low-income communities facing numerous longstanding environmental justice challenges and whose suffering goes unanswered by policymakers. Proximate impacts include traffic congestion, industrial activity, and the risk of chemical disasters.
HPCC aims to identify and work on priority issues for portside communities through grassroots relationships and joining forces in campaigns to advance air quality, environmental justice, chemical safety, and toxics and legacy waste issues.The present coalition includes Air Alliance Houston, Coalition of Community Organizations (COCO), Public Citizen, Texas Health & Environment Alliance (THEA), and Achieving Community Tasks Successfully (ACTS).
Make I-45 Better Coalition
The Make I-45 Better Coalition is a grassroots organization of residents and civic associations concerned about the impacts of the planned l I-45 expansion between North Loop 610 and Downtown Houston.
The I-45 Coalition’s goal is to advocate for the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) to redesign aspects of I-45 to better protect, people, homes and historic neighborhoods from displacement and other potential adverse impacts from the project.
Greater Houston Coalition for Justice
The Environmental Justice Committee of the Greater Houston Coalition For Justice (GHCJ) consists of a group of environmental and community organizations working to advance environmental justice issues in the Greater Houston region through community empowerment and advocacy. Chaired by Air Alliance Houston, the EJ Committee aims to elevate the voice of communities, in particular those of color and low-wealth, who are disproportionately affected by environmental hazards.
Houston Organizing Movement for Equity
The Houston Organizing Movement for Equity (HOME) was formed in the immediate aftermath of Harvey and gathers policy advocates, organizers, and grassroots organizations in three working groups (housing, environmental justice and labor) to advance a just long-term recovery from Harvey and inevitable future climate disasters.
Children’s Resiliency Collaborative
The Children’s Resiliency Collaborative (CRC)is an alliance of diverse organizations that ensure Houstonian children grow up resilient and their holistic needs are met by building partnerships, utilizing research to impact policy and address systemic barriers.
CRC was created shortly after Hurricane Harvey impacted the Greater Houston area to ensure that children were prioritized throughout the recovery process. The Collaborative connects diverse interdisciplinary perspectives that break down silos to assist children and their families with access to resources critical to strengthening resilient, safe and aspirational environments.
Citizens' Environmental Coalition
The Citizens’ Environmental Coalition (CEC) is an alliance of diverse nonprofit, governmental, and educational organizations whose activities impact our environment and quality of life in the Houston-Galveston area. The approximately 100 member organizations cover a broad spectrum, including professional associations, conservation groups, and activists. The coalition works to foster dialogue and collaboration regarding environmental issues, and serves as an information clearinghouse through a variety of programs.