Center for Health, Environment and Justice

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Center for Health, Environment and Justice (CHEJ) is a U.S.-based non-profit group that "works to build healthy communities, with social justice, economic well-being, and democratic governance." [1]

CHEJ is a member of the Business Ethics Network and profiled in the WiserEarth database here.

VICTORY! Target Commits to Systematically Reduce PVC![1] Amid pressure from consumer, health and environmental groups, Target Corp.[2] said it is reducing its use of the plastic polyvinyl chloride in packaging and children's products, such as lunch boxes and bibs.[3]

In 2011 their Executive Director was Lois Marie Gibbs.


Accessed January 2011: [2]

  • Dave Beckwith - Capacity Builder/Trainer, The Needmor Fund - Toledo, OH
  • Suzie Canales - Activist, Citizens for Environmental Justice, Corpus Christi, TX
  • Kenneth Grossinger - Experienced strategist and labor networker - Washington, DC
  • Luella Kenny - Grassroots leader, Love Canal Homeowners Association - Buffalo, NY
  • Esperanza Maya - Grassroots leader, People for Clean Air and Water - Hanford, CA
  • Maria Pellerano - Researcher, Environmental Research Foundation - New Brunswick, NJ
  • Terri Shuck - Experienced fundraiser and activist - Takoma Park, MD
  • Pete Sessa - Attorney/Activist - Boston, MA
  • Alonzo Spencer - Grassroots leader, Save Our County - East Liverpool, OH
  • Janet Marsh - Grassroots Leader, BREDL - Glendale Springs, NC

Ex-Officio Members

Contact Information

Center for Health, Environment and Justice
P.O. Box 6806
Falls Church, VA 22040-6806
Phone: 703-237-2249
Email: chej(at)

Resources and articles

Related Sourcewatch


  1. Center for Health, Environment and Justice, "About Us: Our Mission", accessed December 2007.
  2. Board, Center for Health, Environment and Justice, accessed January 23, 2011.
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