Community-based research means putting knowledge in the hands of those who are most impacted by environmental injustice. Generating our own knowledge is power. 

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 bried 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.


Part II: Environmental Justice Tools for the 21st Century 

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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.

Cumulative Impact (CI) Assessment for Michigan

Researchers at the University of Michigan used public data to identify those communities most impacted by pollution around Michigan.

Part I: Assessing the State of Environmental Justice

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