The goal of this program is to enrich the quality of life and health of our communities and planet. Strategies include protecting families from air pollution and toxic chemicals, and protecting and restoring watersheds.
Clean air priorities include reducing pollution from fossil fuels by cleaning up coal-fired power plants, vehicles, and oil and gas production; and advancing sustainable transportation and land use solutions. Clean water priorities include building the capacity of the grassroots watershed movement, and advancing green water infrastructure solutions that protect, restore, and/or mimic the natural water cycle. Environmental health priorities include advancing chemical policy reform and educating consumers about ways to reduce exposure to toxic chemicals found in food and personal and household products.
Safer Chemicals, Health Families is a campaign working to protect American families from toxic chemicals. Founded in 2009, the campaign integrates a variety of strategies and tactics toward that goal including; sophisticated organizing, online and traditional communications, direct negotiation with industry, and educating federal policy makers. The campaign has united organizations from across a broad spectrum of environmental health constituencies around a common platform for reform of our national chemical policy, currently embodied in the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) of 1976. The goal of SCHF is to ensure TSCA is modernized to assess and regulate the manufacture and use of toxic chemicals based on 21st century health and safety standards and scientific data.
The Chattahoochee River stretches from the north Georgia mountains to the Florida border, providing water for wildlife, and for drinking, business, and recreation for more than 3.5 million Georgians. The portion of the Chattahoochee’s watershed, or drainage area, which lies above Atlanta and Lake Lanier is the smallest watershed serving any major metropolitan area in the country. Turner Foundation Trustee Laura Turner Seydel and her husband Rutherford Seydel founded the Upper Chattahoochee Riverkeeper (UCR) in 1994 to protect and restore the Chattahoochee River. UCR uses advocacy, education, monitoring, outreach, research, communication, and when needed, legal action, to protect and preserve the Chattahoochee River and its watershed.