Technology can be a practical solution to environmental problems.
Technology can also help in mitigating environmental injustice.
Vision, Mission & Strategy
Environmental Hope & Justice (EHJ) was founded to address the continuing crisis of pollution that disproportionately affects the poor and communities of color.
Our strategy is to conduct cutting-edge research on the causes and consequences of air pollution. We seek to change public policy and regulations at the federal, state and local levels to better protect vulnerable individuals and communities.
EHJ is particularly concerned about the premature closures of nuclear power plants. These plants are being replaced overwhelmingly by fossil fuels whose pollution disproportionately impacts children, the elderly and the poor.
We are pragmatic and pro-technology. EHJ believes technological progress is a necessary pre-condition for prosperity, freedom, equality, and solving environmental problems. And EHJ believes that the values of freedom and equality have been essential to the development and diffusion of world-changing technologies.
We are fiercely independent and only accept funding from individuals and corporations with no financial interest in our work. We have been funded by an initial seed grant from our partner organization, Environmental Progress, and will list all of our donors on our web site.
Core Values: Hope, Truth and Justice
Our core values are hope, truth and justice. Without hope, justice lacks vision. Without justice, hope lacks grounding in reality. And without truth, campaigns for hope and justice go astray.
EHJ seeks to realize the initial promise of the environmental justice movement that we believe was betrayed by EJ advocates blindly following the dictates of anti-nuclear environmental organizations and philanthropies that deny the benefits of nuclear power and the reality that only nuclear power plants can provide pollution-free baseload power needed to significantly reduce the air pollution that produces harmful ground level smog.
We depend on HOPE: Health, Opportunity, Power & Evolution. At the top of our agenda is the health of all people. A healthy person is a happy person. A healthy populace is a happy populace. A happy populace is more inclined to pursue policies that continue to enhance societal health.
We seek opportunities for the many, including jobs, productivity, and personal power. Whether industrial or post-industrial, a society needs abundant power in order to be prosperous. Our challenge is to produce the most power with the least amount of pollution.
Finally, what the environmental and environmental justice movements require is evolution beyond the outmoded ideologies of the 1970s. The environmentalist backlash to modern life and a high-energy civilization made sense at a time of fears of apparent resource scarcity. But today, these impulses are taking us backwards. EHJ thus seeks to empower the next generation to confront new human and environmental problems, and work together to overcome them.
What We will Achieve
We seek to achieve the application of practical environmental solutions.
- We will promote technological solutions to our problems.
- We will utilize policies that can and will enhance technological solutions.
- We will promote the creation of jobs and infrastructure that balance development with the environment.
- We will prioritize health within the energy production arena.
- We will promote policies and technologies that lead to prosperity.
- We will promote sustainable prosperity.
- We will work to assure that energy is plentiful and affordable.