The Center for Creative Land Recycling (CCLR or "see clear") is dedicated to promoting the sustainable cleanup and reuse of contaminated land, commonly called "brownfields." Because brownfields are disproportionately located in low-income communities, redevelopment addresses health concerns from potentially hazardous contamination and brings businesses, housing, parks, and jobs to the people who need them the most. In addition, every project built on previously-used land reduces the pressure to build in pristine open space or on farmland, making brownfield redevelopment an important conservation tool.
CCLR's policy and research, technical assistance to communities and local governments struggling with redevelopment, and outreach and education programs promote this important avenue of health, environmental, social, and economic improvement. Redeveloping brownfields is a win-win-win, and CCLR's goal is to make it easier for everyone.
Visit the website for Center for Creative Land Recycling: www.cclr.org