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About Fight For Zero

Saving Lives By Saving Our Water

Fight For Zero is dedicated to the environment and defending everyone's right to a healthy community. Our grassroots team raises awareness of water quality issues, shares environmental health education, crowdsources medical diagnoses, and creates resources for communities throughout Florida. We build community engagement, educate, empower people, and deliver effective solutions to help future generations.

Our organization is the first to crowdsource and map medical diagnoses for those living in Florida.  Through mapping and graphics, it gives communities a visual of the increased disease rate. This work has furthered our environmental health investigations and inspired positive changes for those exposed to dangerous chemicals. The data collected can also assist in pushing for state health assessments, implement Trevor's Law, and contribute to environmental health research.  

Working with doctors, environmental consultants, hydrogeologists, environmental engineers, and other experts in the various fields, we collaborate with professionals to find answers and prevent further exposure to harmful contaminants. Volunteers have also helped collect surface water samples for countywide projects, have done independent testing on things like sand renourishment, and work with other organizations across the nation to combat pollution. 

We have also traveled to Tallahassee to meet with the Governor's board to discuss projects and were invited to Washington DC with other organizations across the United States to attend educational workshops. 
Fight For Zero members continue to take opportunities to advance their education through extension programs, seminars, and webinars. Our teams are passionate about making a difference and saving lives. 
We are a nonpartisan, nonprofit 501(c)3 organization with a home office in Brevard County, Florida. We know actions speak louder than words. That's why we continue to work towards keeping our community healthy and the environment clean from pollution. 

Our unique approach to solving toxins in the environment is helping us change lives around the state. With your help and that of our many partners, we can make a difference.

  • We've responded to over 5,000 messages and phone calls from concerned families in the state of Florida
  • We've traveled more than 3,500 miles and spent more than 26,000 hours to help people in their communities
  • We personally invested more than $34,000 in testing, research, legal fees, experts, and community outreach

Together We Can

Our common bond was illness and the discovery of harmful chemicals in our water. Our journey to saving lives began. We became advocates and stood at podiums, some for the very first time.  We worked tirelessly to build relationships with both communities and experts, attended both local and regional meetings, and organized our own. We can make a difference, together, by addressing the environmental factors that increase the likelihood of exposure and disease. Our goal is to promote clean water, air, and soil because we believe that maintaining a healthy environment improves the quality of life.

Important Work Done By Fight For Zero

South Patrick Shores: At the beginning of 2018, Fight for Zero volunteers spent three weeks going door-to-door, investigating independent research using historical documents indicating that homes in the South Patrick Shores community might have been built on a landfill. After documenting military debris at several homes, we did mapping and began reaching out to residents to do metal detecting in their yards and see more debris.

South Patrick Shores Cancer

It was the dedicated work of our volunteers that brought awareness to a decades-long issue, and we are thankful for your dedication in helping push for a Formerly Used Defense Site (FUDS) investigation in South Patrick Shores. 

Endless Hours of Community Service: We were not only honored as the story of the year and featured on the front cover of the December 2018 Florida Today issue, but we spent a substantial amount of time doing community outreach and bringing awareness to past and present cancer concerns.

We hosted a total of seven community town hall meetings that year, one with Erin Brockovich, regarding water quality and health concerns. 

Fight For Zero also established an online community, an educational blog, a newsletter, nature walks to involve our youth, and continues to go door-to-door to educate families about environmental health issues. 

School Drinking Water Project: We did an independent project that included submitting public record requests to 67 school districts and 42 colleges as a statewide project to see what schools in Florida were testing their drinking water. The project took six months to complete and brought awareness to the districts taking preventative steps to ensure children were drinking safe water. 

Fight For Zero carefully organized the project using spreadsheets, creating a professional email specifically made for the requests, and connecting with a public records expert who helped us through obstacles. 

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Fight For Zero is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation, EIN 83-3400160.
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