Project Description

Alaska Community Action on Toxics (ACAT) is an environmental health and justice research and advocacy organization that advocates for the right to live in a healthy environment. ACAT believes everyone has a right to clean air, clean water, and toxic-free food. Driven by a core belief in environmental justice, ACAT empowers communities to eliminate exposure to toxics through collaborative research, shared science, education, organizing, and advocacy.

Science and the precautionary principle guide our work. We work with individuals, tribes, and communities to find effective strategies to prevent harmful exposures to toxic substances, protect the ecosystems that sustain them, and hold accountable those responsible for the contamination. Because existing remedies are so often inadequate to protect our health, we also work to achieve systemic policy change at the local, state, national, and international levels.