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About Grassroots Environmental Education

​Grassroots is a New York-based non-profit organization founded in 2000 with a mission to educate the public about the links between common environmental exposures and human health, and to empower individuals to act as catalysts for change within their own communities.


We believe that the cultivation of broad-based public support through education is the key to bringing about positive and lasting change. Our programs are based on science, and our network of environmental experts includes leaders in the fields of environmental toxicology and medicine from Yale, Columbia, Harvard, Tufts and New York Universities, U.C. Berkeley, Mount Sinai School of Medicine and other similar institutions.


Using modern communication techniques, we strive to educate the public about environmental health issues in communities across the country by developing materials and programs that bridge the gap between scientific research and public understanding.


The work of Grassroots is made possible primarily through generous donations from individual supporters whose lives have been touched by our programs. Additional support has come from the Park Foundation, the Westchester and Long Island Community Foundations, the Rauch Foundation, Whole Foods Markets, the Community Chest of Port Washington and the Flow Fund.


You can make an online donation to Grassroots by clicking on the donate button below and using our secure donation process (tax deductible donations are handled by PayPal) or if you have a specific program you'd like to support, please call our office.

Doug and Patti Wood

Patti and Doug Wood are the founders of Grassroots Environmental Education and serve as Executive Director and Associate Director respectively.

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