Neighborhood Leadership for Environmental Health (NLEH) began as an EPA CARE project funded by EPA in 2009. The project engaged community residents, businesses and institutions in a collaborative process of data gathering, education, consensus priority-setting and an action plan was development to address significant environmental concerns in the inner-city Cleveland neighborhoods of Central, Fairfax, Buckeye-Woodland, and Mt. Pleasant. The goal of the project was to develop a sustainable, intergenerational environmental justice partnership that understands and takes actions against the community’s environmental health threats.
The project was led by four funded project partners: Neighborhood Leadership Institute, Environmental Health Watch, Earth Day Coalition, and the Greater Cleveland Clean Air Campaign. To read more about the program, including the latest news, events and information on environmental justice in the Cleveland community, check out the website www.nleh.org.
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