For the past 25 years the Southeast Environmental Task Force has been actively involved in making the Southeast Side of Chicago a more livable and healthy community for everyone who lives, works and recreates here.

Here is a list of our active campaigns.

Environmental Justice Principles

We call on local elected officials, community leaders and business partners to be educated on the fundamentals of environmental justice and advocate for sustainable development in our community.

Green Economic Industrial Corridor

The Green Economic Industrial Corridor aims to bring revitalization to the Calumet Region through redevelopment that addresses the past and ensures the future for its residents. This revitalization will provide job creation and business opportunities while improving the environmental health and safety of the region and serving as a showcase for sustainable development.

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 administration billed it as “an historic step in reducing carbon pollution from power plants that takes real action on climate change.” It is the first time the United States—historically the world’s largest emitter of the greenhouse gases that contribute to climate change—has committed to reducing carbon pollution from power plants, the source of more than 31% of our greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs).

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 byproduct of oil refining, currently sits in massive stockpiles inside the Southeastern neighborhoods of Chicago

Clean Up Agri-Fine

Clean Up Agri-Fine