2013 Clean Air Ambassador: Rafael Hurtado, Jr.

Illinois
Clean Air Ambassador | Chicago, il
Rafael Hurtado, Jr.
Affiliation:
Little Village Environmental Justice Organization
  • The Story
    Behind This Photo

    TO ME, THIS PHOTO MEANS:

    In the background of this photo, you can see the Crawford Coal Power Plant, one of two coal-fired power plants in Chicago. For more than a decade, the Little Village Environmental Justice Organization (LVEJO) fought to clean up Chicago’s dirty energy polluters and in 2012 finally celebrated victory.

Illinois:
Ambassador Rev. Dr. Terrence Gallagher .
Ambassador  Brian Urbaszewski .
Ambassador  Burundi Partlow .
z:
Ambassador Robert   Harper, Jr..
Ambassador Julie   Weatherington-Rice.
Ambassador Robert   Schmetzer.
Ambassador Tyiesha   Radford.

In the First Person:

I've been involved with LVEJO since high school and have worked to educate people about environmental justice and the harmful effects of polluting industries in Little Village.

I am a Community Organizer for the Little Village Environmental Justice Organization (LVEJO) located on the southwest side of Chicago. I'm also a third year student at the University of Illinois-Chicago, majoring in Criminology and Urban Planning and Public Affairs.

I've been involved with LVEJO since high school and have worked to educate people about environmental justice and the harmful effects of polluting industries in Little Village.

Within LVEJO, I have worked on the Open Space and Urban Garden Campaign, and the Clean Power Campaign, campaigns which were successful on cleaning up a superfund site and the shutting down the Crawford Coal power plant, respectively.

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