The Community Check-Up was first envisioned by Rohan Arora and Roma Arora. They first realized how lacking our existing climate narrative truly was after watching how air pollution took a toll on the health of their loved ones. Ever since they were young, they were taught that the climate crisis is something severe, yet they never learned the true reality of what the climate crisis was doing to actual people till their personal experiences watching their loved ones suffer. Minorities and BIPOC groups disproportionately suffer from the ramifications of the climate crisis, yet the climate crisis is taught as something abstract.
After personally experiencing how air pollution significantly worsened their father’s asthma throughout their childhood, they began to host local events in their community to show why the climate crisis matters with a focus on the public health angle. People from across their community began to come to their events and seminars, and Rohan and Roma realized how most people still do not realize how the climate crisis is a medical emergency. Most importantly, people were shocked after learning about how omnipresent environmental health disparities truly are in our nation.
After educating loved ones and community members, they decided to found The Community Check-Up, an organization focused on reducing environmental health disparities through educational outreach and youth engagement. There is so much more the climate movement needs to encompass regarding environmental health, such as environmental justice, urban planning, and more. The Community Check-Up hopes to shift the climate narrative to emphasize environmental health in order to build greater momentum for the movement and truly fight for actionable change.
Our Executive Team Directors
Founder and Executive Director
Operations Director and Co-Founder
Public Relations Director
Hargun Rekhi is an activist and firm advocate for environmental justice and corporate sustainability. She serves as the Public Relations Director for The Community Check-Up. She has worked with high-end boutiques in increasing sustainability in the fashion industry and has been successful in growing social media platforms for many organizations.
Ona M Schafer
restructuring the climate narrative as a public health emergency. By pushing environmental health to the
forefront of the climate discussion and promoting a new generation of environmental health warriors, we aim
to educate Americans about how environmental issues and social inequities impact the health of our
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