APEN unifies and empowers people, particularly in Asian and Pacific Islander communities, around issues of environmental health and justice, sustainable development, civil rights, occupational health, and other community issues.
All people have a right to a clean and healthy environment in which their communities can live, work, learn, play, and thrive. Towards this vision, APEN brings together a collective voice to develop an alternative agenda for environmental, social, and economic justice. Through building an organized movement, APEN strives to bring fundamental changes to economic and social institutions that will prioritize public good over profits and promote the right of every person to a decent, safe, affordable quality of life, and the right to participate in decisions affecting their lives. APEN holds this vision of environmental justice for all people, with a particular focus on Asian and Pacific Islander communities.