Color the Census with CUER

Join Mayah and Bina as they learn about the Census in CUER’s new coloring book We All Count. This project is part of the Environmental Justice Chronicles, CUER’s ongoing collaboration with artist Charlie LaGreca. Also, be…

CUER Debuts New Mayah’s Lot Comic to Activate Census Advocacy

As part of its Maya’s Lot series, CUER’s latest work with artist Charlie Lagreca takes readers inside why the Census process is integral to our rights – and dispels misconceptions around whether participation in the Census puts data or undocumented people at risk (it doesn’t!).

CUER Goes Inside FOIA for Environmental Justice with Conference and Comic

In Fall 2018, the Center for Urban Environmental Reform co-hosted a day-long conference titled Separating Facts from Fake News: Environmental FOIA in the Trump Era. The conference featured panels of environmental journalists and environmental law and…

Read Book 2 in the Environmental Justice Chronicles: Bina’s Plant

The Center for Urban Environmental Reform is proud to announce the release of Bina’s Plant, the second book in the Environmental Justice Chronicles. Bina’s Plant again features the unstoppable sisters Mayah and Bina as they advocate…

Water Violations Predominately Impact Low-Income And Rural Americans

Water violations are most often given to water systems serving low-income and rural areas.  These violations are often indications of problems that will affect the health of those served by the water system and indicate the…

The US Water Crisis You Haven’t Heard About

Many Americans are currently experiencing a clean water crisis and you likely haven’t heard about it.  The public perception of water crises rarely extends beyond Flint, MI, or Capetown, SA.  While these cities have experienced and…

A More Sustainable Lifestyle – By Kids

The ultimate solution to humanity’s numerous environmental problems is to develop a culture of sustainability.  A model for how to better incorporate sustainable practices in to our lives is now coming from an unexpected source –…

The Danger of Chemical Floods

Over 2,500 sites that handle toxic substances are in flood-prone areas, with 1,400 of these sites located in areas at high risk of flooding. As Huricane Harvey showed in Houston, flooding in locations with a high…

Keystone Continues, Despite Warning Signs

Last week, the Nebraska Public Service Commission approved a permit for the Keystone XL Pipeline that, although approving an alternative route, cleared the final regulatory hurdle in a multi-year fight against the pipeline. The decision to…

Addressing Lead From Airplanes

Although lead was removed from automobile and other transportation in the late 90’s and there is no safe limit for exposure to lead, airplane fuel still contains lead. In fact, lead from airplane fuel is the…