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Who We Are

“People in the neighborhoods that are affected by Rubbertown are also affected by so many other social injustices it’s overwhelming.”
–Eboni Cochran

Air Justice members holding hands

Air Justice is a project of the Environmental Health Literacy Coalition, a local group of community leaders, grassroots activists, and researchers who want to make the science of air pollution in Louisville easier to understand.

The reason it’s easy to ignore air pollution is because toxins are mostly invisible and scientific and legal jargon make it difficult to fight against this issue. That’s how Air Justice started–with Councilwoman Keisha Dorsey and members of Rubbertown Emergency Action (REACT) frustrated with the difficult-to-read public notices circulating about air pollution. Residents should not have to sift through jargon to advocate for themselves.

Since these foundational ideas, Air Justice has evolved to work with scholars, students, and local communities to research solutions that bring legislative change and decrease toxic emissions. We don’t have all the answers yet, but we believe good things come when communities band together.


Eboni Cochran

Science of Air Pollution & Grassroots Activism

Megan Poole, Ph.D

Science and Technical Writing

Shavonnie Carthens, J.D.

Environmental Health Law

Daniel Cruse

Blog Writing

Loghan Currin

Social Media Content

Hunter Graham

Blog Writing

Laura Hanna

Community Service

Romith Paily

Public Health Research

Taylor Reese

Legal Research

Catherine Schanie

Public Health Research

Kyla Thomas

Blog Writing

Ngoc Quynh Nhu Tran

Website Design & Coding

Gabriella Wirasakti

Legal Research

Jackson Bell

Corporate Analysis

Jemez Principles

In 1996, a group of economic and environmental justice activists met with European-American representatives in Jemez, New Mexico to establish principles for democratic organizing agreed upon by peoples from different politics, cultures, and organizations. In our Air Justice work, we aim to uphold these same principles.

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