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

20 hours ago

GAF has been blowing out unsafe levels of air pollution in West Dallas **for an entire week now. **Imagine you live next door to this monstrosity and your children go to school just down the street. You're all prisoners in GAF's "Special Pollution District." ... See MoreSee Less
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2 days ago

GAF continues to poison West Dallas lungs daily as it lobbies for its own Special Pollution District to continue doing so for at least another decade. Only the City of Dallas can end this EJ disaster - the same way it it ended lead smelting. Forced closure thru amortization. ... See MoreSee Less
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3 days ago

GAF is giving a big corporate middle finger to residents, the City of Dallas, and EPA. ... See MoreSee Less
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6 days ago

I am considering installing solar panels on my house. Googling just gives you industry and company propaganda. Is there a resource for consumers to figure out if it's really worth the investment and, if it is, how to choose the right company/plan? ... See MoreSee Less
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4 days ago

Reminder for the DFW Solar Tour 2022 Today Oct 1 from 8 am to 6 pm [www.dfwsolartour.org/](www.dfwsolartour.org/) ... 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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