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

15 hours ago

We're not crying. You're crying..... ... See MoreSee Less
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17 hours ago

Seeing it in print in the local paper which had previously been pro-plant really brought it home. Our fight is not over but we will take this win and keep fighting. 💪Thanks again to Downwinders for all the knowledge and support. ... See MoreSee Less
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18 hours ago

Every January thru May Downwinders sponsors an evening community ed class on community organizing called "The College of Constructive Hell-Raising." This year's class graduation was incorporated into the GAFSGOTTAGO "So Long GAF" send-off on Tuesday evening and indeed the graduates themselves were architects of the event. These are pics of the ceremony......The College is open to everyone, costs only $150 and is the only type of "school" of its kind in the State. If you're interested, you can find out more specifics here on the Downwinders website: www.downwindersatrisk.org/college-of-constructive-hell-raising/The College also maintains a Facebook Page of its own:www.facebook.com/collegeofconstructivehellraising/ ... See MoreSee Less
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2 days ago

Singleton United/Unidos has more pics from last night's "So Long GAF" event in West Dallas:www.facebook.com/SingletonUnited/photos/pcb.174803531642644/174799854976345/ ... See MoreSee Less
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2 days ago

Not sure how many of you have had the pleasure of having your protest be accompanied by a great Mariachi band, but it's a wonderful thing. Thanks to Mariachi MI Tierra De Dallas TX for helping make last night even more special. ... 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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