Fair Air Coalition (FAC)’s mission is to advocate for safe air as a basic human right and reduce public risks worldwide.
Fair Air Coalition (FAC) is a student-led organization developed after the launch of fAIR4all, a global campaign for improved air quality, at the United Nations (UN) in New York City on August 15th, 2015. Founder Pedro Piqueras, a PhD candidate at the University of California-Riverside, was awarded the Millennium Health Prize by the Millennium Campus Network for aiming to fulfill the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals #3, 5, 7, 9, 11, and 17 by 2030. FAC’s main goals are to establish further public awareness on air pollution, advance scientific progress, institute clean air standards, and reduce public risks starting in marginalized areas where the harm is greatest and technologies haven’t reached yet.
THE CURRENT ENVIRONMENT
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 7 million people died from air pollution exposure in 2012. This tragic fact equates to one in eight total global deaths – confirming that air pollution is now the world’s biggest environmental health risk. This outcome results from unsustainable policies and the lack of public education. Some countries still lack air pollution health standards and many people are not being taught how contaminated air leads to sickness.
Fair Air Coalition (FAC) envisions a world where safe air is recognized as a vital human right, minimum air quality standards have been implemented, and access to clean air is recognized as a crucial component of health. We foresee a world where people can breathe freely without fear or concern.
OUR CORE VALUES
SERVICE-LIKE MENTALITY: Fair Air Coalition (FAC) commits to harnessing the skills of its members to fulfill communities’ needs for clean air. We provide the services that meet these demands without consideration of race, religion, gender or political affiliation.
ALWAYS IN PARTNERSHIP: Trusted relationships are the foundation of FAC. Our partnerships are achieved through transparency, integrity and respect for the contributions and capabilities of all parties. As a result, we are able to provide accurate resolutions to our community members.
EDUCATION AND GROWTH: Knowledge is our organization’s main priority. We provide a learning environment allowing our members to have the necessary resources and training to passionately address the air quality challenges of any community. We strive for our work to inspire others to learn more, act more, and achieve more.
SEARCHING FOR SUSTAINABLE SOLUTIONS: FAC commits to finding the most beneficially sustainable result with a community-focused approach. We provide our members with the proper support systems to adequately address each communities’ environmental health concerns.
TOGETHER WITH A PURPOSE: FAC is a growing family of students and working professionals. We are motivated to make our planet a better, healthier, and more sustainable place. FAC is a strong and impactful organization because of its diverse and collaborative team.
ETHICAL CONDUCT & PRACTICES: FAC prioritizes safety, security, and the ethical conduct of its members.
SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS #3, 5, 7, 9, 11, and 17
United Nations will adopt a new set of 17 goals and 169 targets for future international development at the UN Sustainable Development Summit from September 25-27th, 2015. These objectives will replace the Millennium Development Goals, which will expire at the end of September. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will remain in effect until 2030.
#3 – Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages
#5 – Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls
#7 – Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable, and modern energy for all
#9 – Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and support industrialization and foster innovation
#11 – Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable
#17 – Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development
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