• February 18, 2016
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    Toxic to Treasures

    Our Toxics to Treasures tour is a 3 hour tour of the natural areas, restoration work and industrial sites found on the  Southeast side of Chicago.   Tour sites: OBrien Locks Hegewisch Marsh MWRD Property CID Landfills Land & Lakes […]

  • February 18, 2016
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    History

    The Southeast Environmental Task Force (SETF) was formed in 1989 by Marian Byrnes as a coalition of 30 grassroots organizations working together to oppose a garbage incinerator proposed for the former Wisconsin Steel site at 106th Street and Torrence Avenue. The organization continues to be vitally important […]

  • February 18, 2016
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    Clean Up Agri-Fine
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    Ban Petcoke
    Southeast Side Coalition to Ban Petcoke   Residents of the South East Side of Chicago who have come together to rid the neighborhood from the fugitive dust from Petcoke stored in their neighborhood. Petcoke: the fine dust produced as a [...]
  • February 18, 2016
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    Clean Power Plan

    OUR POWER PLAN   THE CLEAN POWER PLAN On August 3, 2015 President Obama and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the Clean Power Plan (CPP) to reduce power plant carbon emissions 32% by 2030 (from 2005 levels). The […]

  • February 18, 2016
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    Jemez Principles

    Meeting hosted by Southwest Network for Environmental and Economic Justice (SNEEJ), Jemez, New Mexico, Dec. 1996 Activists meet on Globalization On December 6-8, 1996, forty people of color and European-American representatives met in Jemez, New Mexico, for the “Working […]

  • February 18, 2016
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    GEIC
    Green Economic Industrial Corridor (GEIC) Mission The mission of the Green Economic Industrial Corridor is to bring revitalization to the Calumet Region through redevelopment that addresses the past and ensures the future for its residents. This revitalization will provide [...]
  • February 18, 2016
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    EJ Principles
    Southeast Chicago Environmental Justice Principles Greater Southeast Chicago has the potential to be a hub for post-industrial innovation and community based revival for a new industrial revolution that includes clean energy and green jobs. This document acts as a [...]
  • February 18, 2016
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    A Just Transition in Southeast Chicago

    Guest commentary: Rhea Suh, Director of Natural Resources Defense Council       The Southeast Environmental Task Force is grateful for its association with the NRDC, and for all they have done to help on the southeast side of […]