Partnerships and Coalitions

Policy Coalitions and Public Committees

Coalition for Environment, Equity, & Resilience (CEER)

Coalition for Environment, Equity, and Resilience mission is to raise awareness of the connections between pollution, place and the public’s health. CEER envisions a region that is equitable, environmentally sustainable and economically strong where residents have the opportunity to live, work, learn, play, and pray free from environmental hazards. To make that vision a reality, we advocate for public and private investment in protecting communities by cleaning up hazards that contaminate our air, water, and land, while at the same time prevent or reduce flooding. CEER hosts:

Houston Coalition Against Hate (HCAH)

Houston Coalition Against Hate is a network of community-based organizations, institutions, and leaders who come together to reduce hate and encourage belonging. Houston Coalition Against Hate (HCAH) is a 509(a)3 Supporting Organization with Greater Houston Community Foundation (GHCF). They host the:

  • Advocacy & Policy Committee

Houston Climate Movement (HCM)

The Houston Climate Movement members come from across the greater Houston area and across Texas to strengthen our movement and find solutions to the climate crisis together. HCM hosts monthly coalition meetings for people to discuss environmental issues and solutions.

  • Monthly Coalition Meetings

Houston-Galveston Area Council (H-GAC)

The Houston-Galveston Area Council (H-GAC) is the regional organization through which local governments consider issues and cooperate in solving area wide problems. H-GAC’s mission is to serve as the instrument of local government cooperation, promoting the region’s orderly development and the safety and welfare of its citizens. The Houston-Galveston Area Council (H-GAC) sponsors the Clean Rivers Program, Basin Steering Committee.

  • Clean Rivers Program, Basin Steering Committee

Diluvial Houston Initiative

The Diluvial Houston Initiative is a project of the Rice University Center for Environmental Studies. Diluvial Houston: Rescued Histories, Engaged Humanities, and Imagined Futures proposes a new model for engaged humanities research and pedagogy focused on local partnerships that addresses the specific challenges Houston faces in times of environmental disaster. CEC attends monthly meetings with Bayou City Waterkeeper, Air Alliance Houston, Houston Climate justice Museum & Cultural Center, and The Nature Conservancy as a part of the Diluvial Houston Initiative.

Environmental Educators’ Exchange

The Environmental Education Exchange is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization established to increase environmental literacy. CEC attends a bi-weekly coffee chat hosted by members of the Texas Association of Environmental Education and supports the Environmental Educators’ Exchange’s summer professional development opportunities.

Nature You: Houston Galveston

Nature You is a project of The Nature Conservancy in partnership with Texas Master Naturalists to create an online drive of local flora/fauna content. This collection of photos is intended to be a resource for educators, scout leaders, and everyone who is interested in learning more about native ecosystems. CEC is helping to organize and build out this project, putting together a drive of folders that are photos of animals, plants, lists of ecosystems, maps, etc.