WELCOME TO THE NEW HOME OF THE NATIONAL HISPANIC ENVIRONMENTAL COUNCIL!

Welcome to the new nhec Website! we are renovating!

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THE NATIONAL HISPANIC ENVIRONMENTAL COUNCIL (NHEC) IS GETTING A BRAND NEW ONLINE LOOK!!

VISIT NHEEC1.ORG FOR UPDATES AND THE LATEST NHEC INFORMATION

Come back soon to see all the new changes and innovations to the NHEC Website.  More news, more information and more ways  to interact with NHEC!   


From the NHEC STEM Institutes to Summer Job Opportunities with our Federal Agency partners you'll find all the information you'll need to further your academic and professional STEM  career here at NHEC.org. 

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WHAT WE DO

Aside from being the nation's largest and oldest Hispanic environmental organization, NHEC hosts a variety of events around the nation.


  • NHEC STEM Institutes in New Mexico, New York City, Southern California, Northern California and the Pacific Northwest
  • NHEC National Latino Forums and Roundtables
  • NHEC Career Conferences



NHEC: Creating the next generation of scientists!

The NHEC STEM Institutes are an intensive, residential, strongly science-based, hands-on,  from a week to 10 days long conservation education and conservation career programs for top college STEM diversity students, aged 18-22, deeply interested in and actively pursuing an environmental/conservation related major and career in the sciences.  


Using our award-winning Environmental STEM curriculum taught by NHEC’s skilled instructors, many with Ph.D’s, students receive in-depth environmental and conservation presentations on a range of issues/methodologies. 


There is also a citizen science component to the Institutes. Students conduct Environmental Field Studies (air, soil, water testing, plant inventories, tree ecology, biological assessments, birding, more) using professional-grade, often high-tech equipment. Students will also visit, learn, and use sophisticated environmental science equipment for data and specimen analyses in environmental laboratories.  Working in teams,students collaborate, prepare, and give a Final Presentation on the last day of the Institute, using all the data, observations, and metrics they have collected during the program.  


If you are a student  and want to be considered or if you are an educator, parent or councilor and want to let your students know about the Institutes,  be sure and  send us your email in the SUBSCRIBE section or through our CONTACT section  both below. 

About NHEC

".....because it's our environment too."

On  behalf of the National Hispanic Environmental Council (NHEC), welcome  to our website.  I invite you to learn more about the mission, goals, and key programs of NHEC - the only national Latino environmental and natural resource organization in the country.
 

NHEC is a policy, programmatic, and advocacy organization.  Fundamentally, we work to ensure that Latinos have a voice, and a seat, at the national environmental decision-making table, whether before federal agencies, the White House, Congress, major green groups, or others.  

While NHEC is active in a number of states and local communities across the country, our primary efforts are at the national level, in Washington, D.C.   We believe this national-level focus is particularly important,  given the dramatic population increase of our community over the last  ten years, coupled with the ever-growing range of environmental issues  that impact Hispanic Americans. Over the years, one particular area of concentration for NHEC has been “opening the doors of opportunity” – in every way - for Latinos in federal environmental policies, programs, and personnel.  We consider  this vital, given there are over 20 large federal agencies and  departments with major responsibilities for our nation’s energy,  environmental, and natural resource arenas. In addition, Federal environmental laws, regulations, policies and programs are many and  cross-cutting, with a sweeping, daily impact on all Americans, but especially Latinos.   

Given this, NHEC has invested, and will continue to invest, considerable  time, effort, and resources to accomplish our mission of “opening the doors” for our community.  Doing so will ensure that Latinos are not simply victims of the negative aspects of the environment, such as environmental justice, but rather can also reap the innumerable and  positive economic, educational, recreational, and wellness benefits that  come from preserving our environment, protecting our natural resources, and safeguarding our public health.     

From climate change to environmental justice, from environmental education to green jobs for our youth, from environmental health issues to increasing Latino diversity at federal environmental agencies, and from policy analysis to active advocacy, NHEC seeks to be a strong voice for Latinos before our national policy-makers.  We inform, educate, and engage our community and others; help further environmental stewardship among Latinos; and in general, work to fulfill our long established credo “…..because it’s our environment too.”
 

Thank you for your support, and we invite you to join us in our work.   

Roger Rivera,
President, NHEC 

rrivera@nheec1.org



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National Hispanic Environmental Council

P.O. Box 2703, Fairfax, VA 22031

703-683-3956 and 703-861-6064