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Welcome Friends For Environmental Justice

We are here to help environmentally impacted communities find some order in these trying times.

Office (419) 945-2581 Text or call (419) 685-0398

What we do

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Are you passionate about what we're doing? Let us know! We are always looking for volunteers to help us make our vision a reality. We'll help you find a way to volunteer that best suits you. We're excited to have you join us!

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Whether you help through monetary donations, volunteering your time, or spreading our mission through word-of-mouth, thank you. We couldn't accomplish our goals without the help of supporters like you. 

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We are dedicated to  helping improve  the lives of those in environmentally impacted communities.  Your contribution today helps us make a difference.

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Meet Our People

Elaine Tanner Program Director


Elaine is our Program Director creating  campaigns, programs and projects to support our orginization in helping impacted communities stand up against polluting industries.     We  offer a list of  available presentations to address the harm and effects of living near these impacted areas.  We come to the aid of communities taking on organizing against social and environmental injustices.

Jimmy W. Hall Sr. Chairman of the Board Treasurer


Jimmy had plans to retire  on a mountain in SE Kentucky.  The home of generations before him.  When the day came to hook the water  up his environmental justice radar went up and it was game on.  First water for his  community then on to finding FriendsForEJ in need.

Aaron Hall Vice Chairman of the Board


Aaron relocated his family from the Lake Erie region to NW Kentucky to secure employment.  They moved to  a small farm where he enjoys enjoys   farming creating a  sustainable lifestyle leaving less of a carbon footprint behind.  Aaron and Nikki bring music to the movement inspiring others to do something that will leave a positive effect on the world around them.

Nikki Hall Board of Directors State Registar


Nikki lives on a small farm with her husband and three near grown children  in the rolling hills of NW Kentucky.  A focus on agriculture and sustainable living while raising a family helps secure a  future for these next generations teaching the life  skills needed to surrive  all the while protecting the environment.

Russell Oliver Board of Directors Parliamentarian


Russell has always lived in Hazard Kentucky working to help bridge between mining and the environmental impacts he  seen in his many years and an activist.  We value his words of wisdom he brings to the table as our parliamentarian. 

Eric King Board of Directors Community Organizer


Eric born and stayed in Appalachia as many generations before him.  Having a board member living at ground zero  in SE Kentucky helps us  keep on top of water quality and legacy mining pollution issues.     A background in media and marketing brings a fresh look to media and  messaging.

Ruth Pritt Executive Board of Directors Secretary


Ruth comes to us from NC Ohio after retiring from a 30 year career as a social worker counceling troubled children.   For the past few years she spent volunteering at a local clothing bankbank.  She held  seat on the local board at Habitat for Humanity which  prepared her for a place on the FFEJ executive board taking on the role of secretary.

Interested in a seat at our table? We may have a place for you.

Space for our next board member.  Interested parties inquire here.

Maria Montanez Board of Directors Community Organizer Media


Meet Maria.  Living in NE Ohio she is in place to organize communities against frackwaste injection wells and informing  people on the many ways extractive industries have harmed her community.  She comes to us with ties to mountain communities and  familia understand of cultural connections between social and environmental justice.


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