Environmental Justice

A BIG THANK YOU

by jim on May 13, 2020

You Contributed Over $21,000 for Our COVID-Connected Program Work Last Week In our first ever attempt to conduct a week-long fundraising campaign, much less during an unprecedented pandemic, we had unprecedented success. Over seven days our supporters contributed a total of $21,600 to Dowwinders at Risk. That’s the most we’ve ever raised during one of […]

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Today, the Peace Development Fund is using its national presence and contacts to help raise funding for Downwinders at Risk, under the banner of “Taking Back our Cities.” We’re being featured on their website all day. We’re one of only 13 groups chosen to receive this kind of attention from the Fund. The Fund liked […]

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PM Pollution and COVID

by jim on May 6, 2020

  The Massachusetts-based Peace Development Fund has chosen to spotlight the COVID-connected work of Downwinders at Risk and 12 other groups across the country this week in order to help raise funds for that work. As of late last night successfully met our original goal of $10,000. THANK YOU. So now we’re setting our sights […]

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TUESDAY GIVING DAY UPDATE: We’re over half-way to our goal of $10,000. Please help us get there today.   1. Today the Communities Foundation of Texas is sponsoring a special COVID crisis North Texas Giving Day for DFW non-profits. 2. The Peace Development Fund has chosen to spotlight the COVID-connected work of Downwinders and 12 […]

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COVID CONNECTIONS

by jim on May 4, 2020

Downwinders At Risk was already dedicated to fighting for environmental health in North Texas before the COVID virus hit. Focusing on harmful Particulate Matter, we were already supporting grassroots efforts to reduce the air pollution burdens in predominantly Black and Brown neighborhoods. We were already building out local capacity to monitor DFW air pollution and […]

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Downwinders at Risk’s new Chair Evelyn Mayo gets a huge shout out in D magazine’s popular online manifestation with her very own “Earburner” podcast. D magazine reporter Matt Goodman and D Managing Editor Tim Rogers interview Evy about her new report on Southern Dallas zoning for Legal Aid, her Roller Derby years in Singapore, and […]

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A staff presentation focusing on Dallas environmental equity lacks any metrics for comparing residential pollution burdens, or even for measuring the success of its own outreach effort. So how does City Hall know what environmental “equity” looks like?   According to management guru Peter Drucker, “If you can’t measure it, you can’t improve it.” Then […]

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Environmental Justice issues in Dallas will get a higher profile next week as the “Father of Environmental Justice” comes back to Big D to help promote the release of a new landmark report on zoning in Southern Dallas. Texas Southern University’s Dr. Robert Bullard is no stranger to DFW, having included a chapter on the […]

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After some technical and bureaucratic hitches, momentum is starting to build toward the 2020 operation of a true 21st Century DFW regional air quality monitoring network. A small army of University of Texas at Dallas graduate students are assembling over 100 solar-powered wireless air monitoring units to be dispersed throughout the metro area. A third […]

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What if you found out an industrial polluter was operating in your densely-populated neighborhood and the state told you not to worry because an obsolete computer model of the polluter’s releases 17 years ago and 500 miles away, in a desert, performed by the polluter themselves, said everything was OK? That’s exactly the situation Joppa […]

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SHINGLE MOUNTAIN FUNDRAISER MAY 30th

by jim on May 13, 2019

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Downwinders at Risk is excited to announce that we won a $20,000 Ben & Jerry’s Foundation grant to help add high-tech, low-cost air quality sensors to our growing community air network powered by the expertise and hardware of the University of Texas at Dallas. While we applied in the past for these prestigious national grants, […]

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Better Bus Stop Design Competition Finals This Saturday May 4th 6 – 9 pm Better Block Foundation HQ 700 West Davis Look, Judge, Vote. Every year the Dallas-based non-profit Better Block Foundation sponsors a design competition that challenges teams of engineers, architects, and creators to come up with more people-friendly ways for city residents to […]

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After a year of excuses, a determined group of women and their supporters shamed the City into finally taking action to close down the worst environmental health and justice crisis in Dallas. When the collapse came, it came quickly. Halfway through their Wednesday March 20th news conference giving authorities an ultimatum to shut down “Shingle […]

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12 Noon, Wednesday March 20th Dallas City Hall      Flag Room     6th Floor   JOIN US FOR THE PUBLIC LAUNCH OF THE   SOUTHERN SECTOR RISING  CAMPAIGN FOR ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE   Downwinders at Risk has joined with the the Joppa Freedman’s Association, Neighbors United/Vecino Unidos, the Highland Hills Community Action Committee, Sierra Club/BeyondCoal, Pax Christi Dallas, […]

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