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.

Our Posts

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

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Downwinder Marsha Jackson

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⬆️ public transit. ⬇️ cars. Everything Electric *"..strong connections exist between traffic pollution and early death due to cardiovascular diseases, lung cancer mortality, asthma onset in children and adults, and acute lower respiratory infections in children."**https://www.healtheffects.org/system/files/traffic-press-release-final2.pdf* ... See MoreSee Less
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Heads-up...Given its current membership and record the Supreme Court is probably going to release a decision this week that completely guts the EPA's ability to regulate carbon emissions...and that's the good news. The bad news is that the decision could also gut the way the EPA or any federal agency is able to do its national job - essentially dismantling the current regulatory structure that's been built over the last 50 years. Stay tuned to see how much we have to retrench. ... 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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