DONATE HERE The Health and Environment Action Research Team at Commonweal (HEART) convenes ten Commonweal program directors and senior staff engaged in environmental health science, science communication, and science action projects at Commonweal. HEART partners strengthen their current work and explore new initiatives in human and ecosystem health. HEART partners are active at state, national, and […]
We cannot be truly healthy people or live in peace on a sick planet. And we cannot heal the earth—or ourselves—without justice. Just as healing and learning are central to our lives, so is the quest for justice.
Commonweal started four decades ago with a core commitment to the health and well-being of children with learning and behavior disorders. We worked with young people incarcerated in California juvenile halls, youth prisons, and other institutions. The Commonweal Juvenile Justice Program is among the foremost advocacy programs for these young people in California—overwhelmingly children of color from low-income communities. The Commonweal Biomonitoring Resource Center works extensively with low-income communities exposed to high levels of toxic chemicals. The Collaborative on Health and the Environment explores the impact of disparities on human health, and the Regenerative Design Institute at Commonweal Garden draws people of all ages to learn in our permaculture garden.
We invite you to browse the list of our programs that work to address environmental issues and justice.