Pure Earth/Blacksmith Institute
Pure Earth, formerly known as Blacksmith Institute is a New York-based not-for-profit organization committed to solving pollution problems in developing countries. Pure Earth works around the globe to identify dangerously polluted sites and initiate their clean up, using its Polluted Places methodology to focus efforts on the most productive interventions. For the biggest polluted areas, Blacksmith works with local partners, including environmental authorities, to identify large-scale interventions for potential funding by international agencies. Since 1999 Pure Earth has completed 22 projects in 6 countries and is currently engaged in 42 projects in 12 countries.
Pure Earth works in most regions of the world to find places where pollution is causing substantial human health issues. We survey these sites, review with a Technical Advisory Board, design an implementation strategy that includes funding and appropriate technologies, and assist local champions in implementing and completing a remediation process. Projects are conducted in a coorperative fashion with all stakeholders.
Pure Earth is a practical, can-do organization committed to improving the health and wellbeing of the disadvantaged of the world, especially children, who have no choice in their place of abode, and who are poisoned by industry and mining.