The Houston Peace and Justice Center supports the work of the Texas Environmental Justice Advocacy Services (t.e.j.a.s.). This organization is dedicated to providing community members with the tools necessary to create sustainable, environmentally healthy communities by educating individuals on health concerns and implications arising from environmental pollution, empowering individuals with an undestanding of applicable environmental laws and regulations and promoting their enforcement, and offering community building skills and resources for effective communtiy action and greater public participation.
The guiding principle of t.e.j.a.s. is that everyone, regardless of race or income, is entitled to live in a clean environment. The organization's website it www.tejasbarrios.org.
HPJC is also concerned with global warming and the negative effects of nuclear and coal-based power plants.
- t.e.j.a.s. Environmental Encuentro and toxic tours of Houston's eastside industrial area (www.tejasbarrios.org)
- Transition Houston (www.transitionhouston.org)
- Houston Climate Protection Alliance (www.houstonclimateprotection.org)
Contact the Working Group Chairperson