If you have ever wondered how candidates get started on their road to elected office, you should check out this seminar on political leadership and the science behind winning elections! The event is sponsored by WE ACT, a Harlem-based environmental justice organization, and several other community groups. The seminar will be held Wednesday, January 22, 2014 from 6:30-9:00pm at the WE ACT offices at 1854 Amsterdam Avenue, 2nd Floor.
This Saturday, April 28th, learn how to make your home more energy efficient at WE ACT‘s Earth Day 2012 Conference. A variety of speakers will talk about the ways you can save money and make your home more energy efficient at the same time. Topics will include weatherization, solar panels, green roofs and healthy homes. The program will run from 9:00 am – 3:30 pm at the Oberia D. Dempsey Multi-Service Center (3rd Floor Gymnasium) 127 West 127th Street New York, NY. The event is FREE but registration is mandatory. Lunch will be served.
WE ACT will be welcoming Dr. Linda Birnbaum, Director of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, to an environmental health Community Dialogue on Tuesday, April 13th at the Harlem School of the Arts from 6-8 pm. Dr. Birnbaum, who will be speaking between 6:00 pm and 6:30 pm, will share the priorities of President Obama’s administration for improving environmental health and she will hear from community residents about their major concerns.
The evening Community Dialogue will be preceded by a Scientific Session from 2-4 pm, also at HSA, which will present information about recent research results in Northern Manhattan and the South Bronx that affect health and exposure at home to indoor air toxins. Come out and learn how to reduce exposures to home air pollutants, household products, personal care products, pests, cell phones, bedbugs, mold, lead and much, much more.
WE ACT for Environmental Justice (West Harlem Environmental Action, Inc.) is a non-profit, community-based, environmental justice organization that was founded by three Harlem residents in 1988. For more than twenty years, WE ACT has been a vigorous advocate for the Northern Manhattan environment and improved quality of life for its residents through community organizing, education and training, advocacy and research, and public policy development. Under the leadership of Executive Director and Co-founder Peggy Shepard, WE ACT has emerged as a respected leader in the national environmental justice movement. WE ACT was part of the working group that produced Environmental Justice and the Green Economy: A Vision Statement and Case Studies for Just and Sustainable Solutions, a newly released report that describes a shared vision for a just and sustainable economy.