Announcing the next phase of The New England Food System Resilience Fund. Learn More

April / 2003

Institute for Local Self-Reliance

To support the Healthy Building Network, which will establish health-based building standards, in both private and public sectors, applicable to health care facilities, faith-based institutions, and affordable housing; work to eliminate the use of building materials that harm environmental health throughout their lifecycle, especially PVC plastic and others associated with persistent bioaccumulative toxins; and engage and organize new constituencies, in particular green building professionals, health care professionals, faith leaders, affordable housing advocated and organized labor in the transition to safe alternatives.