At WCC we believe environmental, economic and social justice are connected, which is why we focus on campaigns that promote equity and the physical and economic of health of people as we fight to protect the environment that makes the Western Slope such a special place to live.
As John Muir said, “When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything in the universe.”
Good jobs and healthy communities are embedded in our campaigns around mining, clean energy and agriculture, but we also do work that focuses specifically on building just communities. We know that economic and social stability are keys to a healthy environment.
A Community Center for Grand Junction
Grand Junction has a shortage of community spaces, especially for kids, seniors and families. WCC of Mesa County members are working to create a publicly funded and affordable community center where families can play and grow together, community groups can work together, and we can strengthen the social bonds that make Grand Junction feel like home. <<Learn more>>
Affordable Housing in Ouray County
Members of the Ridgway-Ouray Community Council, a WCC community group, are working to change/update city and county codes to be more affordable housing friendly. They also have a long-term objective to secure public funding for a professionally-staffed Ouray County Housing Authority. <<Learn more>>