Detroiters Working for Environmental Justice
Advocating for a healthy environment through innovative community and policy action that values all people.
About Detroiters Working for Environmental Justice
All people benefit from environmental policies and policy processes that value the voices and reflect the will of impacted communities.
Our founding members formed DWEJ to empower and give people of color and low-income residents in Detroit and beyond, the tools they needed to educate, advocate, and organize for cleaner, healthier communities and environments. Since 1994, our primary focus has been to ensure that Environmental Justice becomes a priority in order to address the unequal burdens faced by Detroit residents in environmentally distressed areas. We are best known for our history of advocating for public policy changes that create an environment free from pollution for every citizen in Southeast Michigan.