Welcome to the Trade, Health & Environment Impact Project

 

 

A-Team Manual

En Español (PDF)

Updated policy brief documents released in

THE Impact Project Policy Issue Brief Series:
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Click here for Spanish versions.

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Alternative Technology Information (PDF)

Digital Stories

 

 

 

 

NEW REPORT

“Global Trade Impacts: Addressing the Health, Social, and Environmental Consequences of Moving International Freight Through Our Communities”

Click here to read the full report

Click here for the executive summary

Making the Case for Change: 2009 Impact Project Report Released

This report on the work of THE Impact Project highlights what has been achieved in the policy and community areas, as well as strategies used to combat the health impacts of goods movement.

Download the PDF here.

 

Interactive Map with Information about US Ports and Railyards

Browse this interactive map of ports and railyards across the U.S. Click on an icon and find documents, community resources, news stories, and photos for each of the ports and railyards. Developed by Ana Fadich and Tamanna Rahman.

Map of Ports and Railyards

View Google Map of Ports

View Google Map of Railyards

To add your community to the map or to give feedback, email info@theimpactproject.org

Photo Slideshow of the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach

 

Get a close-up view of the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach with this captivating photo slideshow. The images of machinery, transportation, and jobs are labeled with equipment names and detailed captions that explain the inner workings of the Ports. Created by Ana Fadich.

Click here then click on "View Slideshow"

 

 

“Moving Forward Together”

A conference for communities impacted by trade, ports, and goods movement

Video stories from the Moving Forward Together conference 

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Or click "Conferences" on the menu bar above

 

What is "Goods Movement"?  

“Goods Movement” refers to the transportation of for-sale products from the location of their manufacture or harvest to their final retail destination. Please refer to the Resources section for more information on Goods Movement 101 Trainings

Example of Cargo Containers being shipped to the United States from Asia:

 

What is THE Impact Project?

The Trade, Health & Environment Impact Project (THE Impact Project) is a collaboration of community and university partners focused on reducing the impacts of trade, ports and goods movement activities on health and community life. The collaborative is funded by The California Endowment and The Kresge Foundation .

 

THE Impact Project website will serve as a network for communities and researchers alike to find useful news links, resources, and information about our recent "Moving Forward" Conference.

THE Impact Project partners include:

  • Center for Community Action and Environmental Justice (Riverside and San Bernardino)
  • Coalition for a Safe Environment (Wilmington and Harbor area)
  • East Yard Communities for Environmental Justice (Commerce and East L.A.)
  • Long Beach Alliance for Children with Asthma (Long Beach)
  • Urban and Environmental Policy Institute based at Occidental College (Los Angeles)
  • Community Outreach & Education Program of the Southern California Environmental Health Sciences Center (USC/UCLA), based at the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine (Los Angeles)

The collaborative uses science-based information to inform public policy decision-making to encourage healthy solutions for communities impacted by ports, rail yards, intermodal facilities, distribution centers, trucking routes and other goods movement expansion activities. One of THE Impact Project’s goals is to ensure that reducing health, environmental and community impacts becomes central to the transportation and goods movement planning and policy process. THE Impact Project also seeks to shift the nature of the debate about ports and freight movement to elevate community voices in the policy arena, while also using the science and policy work of the academic partners to strengthen those voices.

 

News Links:

Current and archived news stories on trade, health and environmental impacts of ports and goods movement.  Includes updates on THE Impact Project's events and activites.

Resources:

Useful resources about the health impacts of trade, ports and goods movement.  Includes key research studies, fact sheets, reports and publications, speaker's kit materials, Conference 2007 Resource Materials, and more.

 

 

 
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