Gina Ramirez

Gina Ramirez is the Midwest Outreach Manager at the Natural Resource Defense Council. She works to further sustainable land use and zoning rules that can provide crucial protections to areas like Chicago's Southeast Side, that are burdened with cumulative industrial pollution. She is the Board President for the Southeast Environmental Taskforce.

Recent Articles

Reform Racist Permit Process In Order To Build A Healthier Southeast Side

Gina Ramirez reflects on the Stop General Iron victory, and looks ahead at the future for Environmental Justice in Chicago's Southeast Side.

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We Need Lead Service Line Replacements, not Chicagwa

Chicago has a drinking water crisis. We have almost 400,000 lead service lines in our city, the most out of any major city in the nation.

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Ending Chicago’s Sacrifice Zones

Gina Ramirez and Myrna Salgado-Romo take a look at what it will take to challenge the legacy of structural racism in Chicago that has led to the creation of sacrifice zones.

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Healthier Buildings as a Climate Solution for Chicago

At a time when we’re seeing extreme heat, droughts, floods, and other weather disasters due to climate change, it’s never been more important to take action on climate locally.

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