Southeast Environmental Task Force

"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere." - Martin Luther King Jr.

What We Do

SETF is an environmental nonprofit organization dedicated to serving the southeast side and south suburbs of Chicago by promoting environmental education, pollution prevention, and sustainable development.

Who We Are


Peggy Salazar – Director

Peggy Salazar is a life-long resident of Chicago’s Southeast Side and has been involved in environmental issues in her community her entire adult life. She has been the Director of the Southeast Environmental Task Force since 2010. Before taking on responsibilities as the Director of SETF, Peggy served on the board for 5 years.

Olga Bautista – President

Olga Bautista is a life long resident and community organizer of Chicago’s Southeast Side. She is a founding member of Chicago’s Southeast Side Coalition to Ban Petcoke.

Join us!

Keeping the southeast Chicagoland community in the best shape is no easy feat. We are always looking for people to help out in any way that they can! Please consider donating either time or money to help our cause, or possibly becoming a member!