Healthy Environment, Healthy Springfield (HEHS) is an environmental justice coalition of Springfield residents and organizations, including local community-based organizations, community and youth groups, schools, area colleges, and city agencies. HEHS works to bring the community together to address the many environmental injustices that Springfield residents face, and works to ensure that everyone has a voice in this process.
Initiated in 2011 through a U.S. EPA CARE grant, HEHS is currently working with the community to better understand the many environmental risks that exist in Springfield and how they impact community residents. Through data assessments, community forums, and other methods, we have begun to identify the many sources of air, water and soil pollution that affect city residents every day. This information is being used to prioritize identified issues and develop a plan to address these issues.
CARE Project Stakeholder Meeting - January 10, 2012, Springfield Technical Community College.
HEHS CARE Project Coalition Co-Sponsors
Partners for a Healthier Community
Pioneer Valley Asthma Coalition
The University of Massachusetts Amherst
Arise for Social Justice
Springfield City Department of Parks, Buildings and Recreational Management
Springfield Renaissance School
HAPHousing (Hampden Hampshire Housing Partnership)
Universal Community Voices
Springfield City Dept of Planning & Economic Development
Gardening the Community
Springfield Green Team
Springfield Area Sustainable Energy Association
Springfield City Health & Human Services
Springfield Partners for Community Action
American Lung Association
McKnight Neighborhood Council
Brightwood Health Center
Mason Square Health Task Force
Live Well Springfield