40 Years of Progress

This year, the Center for Health Environment Justice (CHEJ) and People’s Action Institute are celebrating 40 years of progress since the tragedy at Love Canal, New York.

Since its founding in 1981, CHEJ has helped thousands of communities and groups across the country stay safe from environmental harm. CHEJ mentors a movement that empowers people to build healthy communities and prevents harm to human health caused by exposure to environmental threats. Through the years, CHEJ has been able to win major victories with the generous support from people like you.

In the last 40 years since Love Canal, there has been…

40 years of progress

480 months of empowering grassroots groups

2,080 weeks of mentoring the environmental health movement

14,610 days of fighting for safer and healthier communities

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As we celebrate 40 years of progress since Love Canal, CHEJ is celebrating the great progress that our movement has made in these decades, but there is still so much work to be done. CHEJ wants to hear from you! Please share your experiences and interactions with CHEJ as we celebrate 40 years as a movement.

In the 40 years since the tragedy at Love Canal, CHEJ and the environmental health movement has made a lot of progress and change in our world. Here are some highlights of the last 40 years.

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