Sierra Club Environmental Justice Partnership
The Delaware Chapter has entered into its first Environmental Justice Partnership with the Delaware City Environmental Coalition. The Delaware City Environmental Coalition has been working over two years to obtain answers about air quality in the Delaware City Industrial Area.
Environmental Justice Partnerships allow for Sierra Club to apply well-established conservation policies about the environment to help all communities.
Climate disruption and environmental risk are not equal opportunity threats. People of color, indigenous communities, and low-income families bear disproportionate health burdens like asthma, certain types of cancer, cardiac problems, and heat-related deaths. It’s not right.
Over the past decade, through carefully nurtured relationships, the Sierra Club’s Environmental Justice and Community Partnerships program, with support from The Sierra Club Foundation, has been bringing the environmental health issues of our most vulnerable communities into the national spotlight.
The Environmental Justice and Community Partnerships program is a core part of the Sierra Club’s work to build partnerships to move the nation beyond coal and oil, and to create a just, healthy, and prosperous society.
Delaware City’s location inside an established Delaware Cancer Census Tract with along with it’s co-location in a heavy chemical corridor is an important place for our Chapter to begin our work.
Check out our “Chemical Corridor Toxic Tour” of this area along with finding out more about the Sierra Club and Delaware City Environmental Coalition’s Environmental Justice Partnership!