CEER is a coalition that brings together 25 organizations and their expertise, resources, and tools to meet the needs of communities. We work with communities impacted by environmental pollution, hazards and climate change. Each CEER member organization has a mission and vision that advances one or more areas of environment, equity, and resilience year round. Our collective work focuses on advancing policy that will transform systems to put people over profits, center communities of color who are disproportionately impacted and address the legacy of environmental injustice that harms communities. The many recent shocks our region has experienced, including Hurricane Harvey, increased the need for alignment and sharing of resources to create new ways forward for the Houston area. Our coalition works directly with community, government officials, regulatory bodies and other stakeholders to act on policy solutions that strengthen equity, public health and resilience.
Our Content Library allows you to get a better understanding of how our coalition work impacts the region. The library is where we share community member perspectives, coalition expertise, and outcomes of work we've completed. Coalition work is the work that shares in the discovery of “how we got here,” articulation of what we need solutions for, and the accountability towards building something better together. This work is multi-generational and requires a level of mental, emotional, and physical presence that challenges all involved. Because each coalition member is committed to learning, listening, and trying new methods for solution finding, we're making progress. Achieving our vision requires work in coalition and cannot be achieved by any single organization. We want to partner with you, too.
We invite you to read, share, and cite our work in your own studies, projects, and coalitions. The CEER Content Library, Illustration Catalog, and Coalition Messaging documents are available for your use within the boundaries we've established. Supporting aligned messaging for our goals helps us to maintain a healthy standard, and also helps us achieve our shared goals faster, cheaper, and with expected outcomes.
If you have questions, comments, or suggestions, please do not hesitate to contact us.
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