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Women's Environmental Institute (WEI) - Dream Maker Award for Organization Support & Leadership

The Women's Environmental Institute (WEI) is an environmental justice organization that helps communities learn about and then organize on their own behalf to reduce their exposure to environmental toxics. Based in North Branch, Minn. and led by Executive Director Karen Joy Clark, WEI conducts research, collaborates with other groups on calls for policy reform, supports community-based advocacy efforts, and raises public awareness of environmental and agricultural justice issues. In the six years since its inception, WEI has served as a positive, transformative force for hundreds of girls and women who have become personally engaged in its mission, and its work has positively influenced the lives and health of countless others.

KARE 11 News on WEI's Award