A Network Organizational Model For
Local Environmental Groups
Leading from the Grass Roots
Louisiana Environmental
Action Network
Our Mission
The purpose of the Louisiana Environmental Action
Network (LEAN) is to ...
Louisiana Environmental
Action Network
In The Beginning

1986 polluters ran roughshod over Louisiana's unique
environment ...
Louisiana Environmental
Action Network
Today

Today, local governments and industries routinely consult
LEAN at the start ...
Louisiana Environmental
Action Network
LEAN continues to win for the people, in the
courts, in the legislature, and in the...
Louisiana Environmental
Action Network
Last year LEAN was able to:
• hold the second annual Environmental Film Series show...
Louisiana Environmental
Action Network
Last year LEAN was able to:
• diligently observe the 2012 Legislative Session and a...
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A Network Organizational Model For Local Environmental Groups - Leading from the Grass Roots

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A Network Organizational Model For Local Environmental Groups - Leading from the Grass Roots

  1. 1. A Network Organizational Model For Local Environmental Groups Leading from the Grass Roots
  2. 2. Louisiana Environmental Action Network Our Mission The purpose of the Louisiana Environmental Action Network (LEAN) is to foster cooperation and communication between individual citizens and corporate and government organizations in an effort to assess and mend the environmental problems in Louisiana. LEAN's goal is the creation and maintenance of a cleaner and healthier environment for all of the inhabitants of this state.
  3. 3. Louisiana Environmental Action Network In The Beginning 1986 polluters ran roughshod over Louisiana's unique environment and way of life. By providing clear information about pollution and by organizing groups into a statewide network, LEAN changed the balance of power.
  4. 4. Louisiana Environmental Action Network Today Today, local governments and industries routinely consult LEAN at the start of applications for permits. In the wake of Hurricane Katrina and the BP Oil Spill, LEAN has coordinated emergency relief, disseminated accurate information about pollution and its impacts, and worked toward restoration of the region's habitats and cultures.
  5. 5. Louisiana Environmental Action Network LEAN continues to win for the people, in the courts, in the legislature, and in the media: •Because we are well-informed and dedicated to grassroots environmental activism.Because we bring strength of numbers to a leadership role in advocating for environmental protection and environmental justice.Because we represent an ever increasing dynamic force willing to speak on behalf of the environment in crucial situations.Because our allies are committed to supporting this work with enthusiasm, time, and funding.
  6. 6. Louisiana Environmental Action Network Last year LEAN was able to: • hold the second annual Environmental Film Series showcasing 4 impactful and education films including SOLA, THE BIG FIX, GASLAND and the North American Premier of OLD MAN RIVER! continued to work to address the lingering affects of the BP Oil disaster through several projects: assist in the coordination of treatment for 100 individuals at the Gulf Coast Detoxification Project overseen by Dr Mike Robichaux and provide housing for those who needed it thanks to the generosity of the Diocese of Houma-Thibadeaux. work in partnership with other local groups to learn from the mistakes made in the response to the BP Oil Spill and advocate for the more responsible Use of Chemical Dispersants. continue our partnership with UTMB to expand and continue the research following the Oil Spill through the GC-HARMS. ring tools.
  7. 7. Louisiana Environmental Action Network Last year LEAN was able to: • diligently observe the 2012 Legislative Session and advocate for the protection of Louisiana's communities and environment through the relentless work of our volunteer Legislative monitors. monitor the Environmental Impacts of Hurricane Isaac. continue our Direct Relief work by partnering with UTMB to provide cleanup supplies, rebuilding materials, water, food, clothing and personal hygiene products to communities suffering post Hurricane Issac. partner with the local community around Shell Beach to raise funds to rebuild the local fishing infrastructure allowing thousands of individuals to continue to experience the great environment of this historic area. monitor the Bayou Corne Sinkhole and assist the local community through technical consultation, and public health monitoring tools. produce the educational radio campaign: Sustainable Louisiana.

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