Erada Oleita

Detroit Organizer

Eradajere, a Nigerian born woman, has made her name as a community resource. Helping people and organizations write grants, run social media, build better community strategies , transition to sustainable practices, and help brand businesses . Her work with the youth has been also as extensive from helping youth create and sell art work, become public speakers, start businesses; she also built several gardens in Detroit public schools with students being the overseers of their progress and created zen rooms for students that may be deemed as problematic to give them an outlet to meditate and also express themselves in a safe environment. Along with these programs she has implemented, Eradajere also served with Ecoworks educating students about the environment from pollution to sustainability. She has helped with teaching students how to test for lead in their schools and homes and has placed air monitors in polluted areas. Currently ,she is the founder of The Chip Bag Project, a sustainable initiative tive focused on the bridging together of environmental justice and social justice by turning foil lined products into sleeping bags to give to the homeless. Her work with TCBP has been featured in 29 countries around the world since its start in Dec of 2020. My favorite thing that I love is that she makes sure students are hands on which gives assistance to our future leaders to follow from.

Carbon Capture Policy Brief

EJ Communities around the country are fighting against carbon capture,  a false solution being advanced by corporate polluters. Learn more about what they are and their implications for the health of Michiganders.

 

Read the brief here.

Energy Burden Study

In partnership with the University of Michigan and We Want Green Too! MEJC is conducting a study to assess the impacts of high energy costs on Michigan families. 

 

In February we complete 680 surveys discussing energy costs, health, and housing in Michigan. Results of the survey and the findings are due to be released in May 2021.

Cumulative Impact (CI) Assessment for Michigan

Researchers at the University of Michigan Zeuner, Major, Grier, used public data to identify those communities most impacted by pollution around Michigan. Cumulative Impact is the most important policy to help reduce environmental disparities in climate and energy policy.

Part I: Assessing the State of Environmental Justice

Read the Full Report

Carbon Markets Policy Brief

EJ Communities around the country are fighting against Carbon Markets, a false solution being advanced by corporate polluters. Learn more about what they are and their implications for the health of Michiganders.

 

Read the brief here.

Health Impact Assessment

MEJC and University of Michigan researchers partner to tell how dirty energy impacts the lives of Detroit residents through the HIA of the DTE Energy's 15-yr energy plan.

Thanks to grassroots advocacy, in September of 2020, Governor Whitmer issued the Executive Directive 2020-10, ordering the MI Public Service Commission to consider health in energy decision making.

CI Part II: Tools for the 21st Century

Reviewing states that have implemented cumulative impact, and hurdles to those policies can be found in Tools for the 21st Century- Part II to the Michigan Cumulative Impact Study assessing institutional barriers to environmental justice.

Part II: Environmental Justice Tools for the 21st Century 

Read the Full Report

See the Learn Gala

Proudly CREATED W/ EYE BREATHE DESIGN