I got involved on environmental issues with Pilsen Alliance in 2011 on the Fisk Coal plant shutdown. When I returned from my postdoc in China in December of 2013, I did the research on metal shredders coming to and already in Pilsen. Due to Pilsen Alliance’s conflict of interest with the existing Sims metal shredder, I joined PERRO in January of 2014 and split with Pilsen Alliance in April of 2014.
I’ve also knocked on doors to help replace the backyards polluted with lead by the local brass smelter, H Kramer.
Lastly, I led an effort to raise awareness and induce political action on lead in the water. Given no political action, we teamed up with JustDesign to directly hand out 300 lead-rated water filters in the neighborhood.
Those blog posts are here: