Mission: To work with communities that neighbor the state's oil refineries and chemical plants, and use grassroots action to create an informed, healthy society with a culture that holds the petrochemical industry and government accountable for the true costs of pollution.
Programs: Refinery efficiency initiative (rei): researched and analyzed accidents at 17 refineries around the state. Deployed our emergency response team eight times to assist residents impacted by petrochemical accidents. Developed an online pollution visualizer for each refinery.
membership (including art-to-action): provided information about pollution and petrochemical plants to over 3,000 people through events, bike tours, social media, newsletters, and via door-to-door engagements.
movement building: worked in coalition with the green army and one voice to make issues of pollution more prominent in louisiana.
The Louisiana Bucket Brigade is a great organization cleaning up our air here in caner alley. I signed up as a $15 monthly sustainer to support their work all year. My donation is going toward supporting their grassroots approach of working with communities next to oil refineries to get organized and stand up for our air. After hurricane Issac, I was astounded by the lack of information about chemical accidents. The Bucket Brigade and their partners did a fly over of a number of accident sights and provided photos to the Times-Picayune. On top of that, I got an email describing the situation and keeping me informed. I appreciate all the work they do for Louisiana and support them however I can.