A diverse women-led Board of Directors

Working with frontline communities most impacted by pollution

Using science to inform advocacy

Improving the quality of our air

And the quality of our democracy

Our Mission

Downwinders at Risk Education Fund is dedicated to taking effective action on behalf of those being harmed by air pollution. Our goal is to build a strong grassroots constituency and create new strategies for clean air in North Texas. We do this by informing, connecting, and mobilizing citizens to become active participants in the decision-making that affects the air we breathe. In doing so, we improve both the quality of our air and the quality of our democracy.

We’re committed to working for environmental justice with communities impacted by the worst pollution; to deliver the best science to those communities; to making decisions about pollution and polluters more democratic; to providing solutions to the problems we spotlight, and to funding staff devoted to grassroots empowerment.

We support COMMUNITY SCIENCE, COMMUNITY EMPOWERMENT and are a COMMUNITY WATCHDOG.

Our Posts

With Historic Rebuke, EPA Sends GAF Permit Back to Austin…and a Message to Company

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Stay Inside. Plant Trees. An Annotated Guide to City of Dallas Air Quality Monitoring

4 months ago

Heads-up: there's a resolution approving the reconstruction of I-345 on the Dallas city Council's consent agenda for Feb 22nd. This Council has done a complete 180 on this god-awful mile-long piece of racist infrastructure & now wants to sweep it under the rug w/o any more debate. ... See MoreSee Less
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4 months ago

The #13th concrete batch permit for my community. 11 batch plants permit, 12th, and now 13th in permitting process. ... See MoreSee Less
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College alum (Class of '18) Evelyn Mayo is selected as one of D Magazine's "78 Women Who Make Dallas Great" in its September issue. ... See MoreSee Less
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