Why Cities?

By partnering with cities and local nonprofits to implement policies that directly improve wellness, the Bright Cities program brings positive health changes to city residents. Local governments provide services for their increasing populations at the intersection of neurotoxic exposure sources and policy solutions: water quality, air quality, food security, early childhood education, public health and many others. Local nonprofits know their communities and help tailor effective programs.

Today, cities are not only taking the lead in sustainability efforts, they are expanding what sustainability means in their communities and taking bold action. These cutting-edge actions involve protecting citizens’ health from environmental impacts, including toxic chemicals. The Bright Cities program provides needed resources for local governments and community-based nonprofits to achieve prioritized objectives. 

View of Minneapolis skyline and bridge over water