Founded in 2000, Beyond Toxics works to expose root causes of toxic pollution and help communities find solutions that protect human and environmental health. Beyond Toxics used a $63,350 grant from MMT in 2010 to greatly increase its ability to link research on Oregon’s residential populations and pollution with environmental advocacy, and apply a social justice framework to environmental protections.
This photograph shows Beyond Toxics staff member Alison Guzman welcoming attendees to the first Environmental Justice Bus Tour in Oregon. This three-hour tour, hosted by Beyond Toxics and partner Centro Latino Americano, brought 80 people from outside the west Eugene area together with 20+ representatives from the affected west Eugene community who shared their experience living with significant pollution. The tour was followed by a community forum led by a respected environmental justice leader from a Latino community in Southern California. Photo by Wayne Lottinville