The power of EHRA is in its intergenerational partnerships. Focused on youth, we work to build our collective skills and knowledge to improve long-term environmental health and justice in the communities in which we live and work.
EHRA is dedicated to supporting high school students through the EHRA Academy. The two-week summer academy provides training in environmental science and policy advocacy as well as access to mentors with training in environmental law, engineering, public health, city planning, community organizing and more. EHRA also prepares academy participants as global citizens to respond to urgent environmental threats. The academy experience includes a bus tour of local industry, as well as practice with using handheld air monitors, developing policy advocacy campaigns, presenting findings at the local and state level, and much more.
EHRA Talks provides opportunities for youth to continue to learn and grow beyond their time in the academy and for them to reach others through virtual talks they help create.
EHRA’s Plain Language Project translates agency documents to ensure readability, while maintaining scientific quality, so members of the general public can engage in environmental decision-making in their community.
Your gift to EHRA will help improve environmental health and justice issues in the city of Dearborn and beyond. Gifts provide continued funding to maintain a high quality, hands-on academy experience for youth and to increase the number of students who can participate in EHRA programs. Examples of how gifts to the EHRA Support Fund will directly impact youth and, ultimately the community, include:
Sponsor a youth to participate in the next EHRA Academy: $1,000 per student
Cover the cost to purchase handheld air monitors for youth and community members to engage in community science: $400 - $11,000 per monitor.
Dylos ($400), Purple Air Indoor ($400), Purple Air Outdoor ($500) and Airbeam Aircasts ($600) to monitor particulate matter (PM) pollutants
Aircasting AQ Egg ($3000) to monitor various gas pollutants
An AQ Mesh stationary monitor ($11,000) to measure multiple pollutants, including nitric oxide (NO), nitrogen dioxide (NO2), nitrogen oxides (NOx), ground-level ozone (O3), carbon monoxide (CO), sulfur dioxide (SO2), carbon dioxide (CO2) and hydrogen sulfide (H2S), as well as particulate matter 1 (PM1), particulate matter 2.5 (PM2.5), particulate matter 10 (PM10), and trichloropropane (TCP)
Cover the cost to rent a bus for the EHRA annual environmental justice bus tour and/or to attend Legislative Action Day in Lansing: $600 per bus
The annual bus tour takes approximately 30-35 people (academy participants, a few guests, and speakers) on a tour in Southwest Detroit/East Dearborn/River Rouge
EHRA’s Legislative Action Day in Lansing allows youth to meet with legislators and put their policy advocacy skills into action
Promotional and outreach materials: $1,000 per report and $2,000 per year
Graphic design of white-papers and reports: $1,000 per report
Photographer and videographer: $2,000 per year (see previous video production here).
How to make a gift:
University of Michigan-Dearborn
Institutional Advancement, Attn: Diane Gulyas
4901 Evergreen Road, 1040 AB
Dearborn, MI 48128
You may also make a gift of appreciated securities and, for those eligible, through an IRA Charitable Rollover.
If you would like to discuss your gift, please contact Diane Gulyas, Director of Development, University of Michigan-Dearborn at 313-593-5504 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
EHRA appreciates gifts of all sizes. If you would like to support EHRA with a gift at a different level than those listed above, you can do so by using the gift form. Gifts of any size can be pooled together to support student and community involvement.