Our work, community to community, person to person is slowly but surely changing the landscape of Louisiana. LEAN's goal is to create a statewide citizenry that is in control of their own communities health and environmental well being. LEAN serves as an empowering resource for communities working to resolve problems. We do this through community workshops and ongoing support including a variety of technical assistance, organizational and leadership support as well as communication and media services. LEAN’s support unfolds comprehensively from initial listening sessions all the way through facilitating resolutions and even informing legislative changes to prevent future conflicts. The heart of this effort is our Community Empowerment Program but LEAN's work has evolved into a variety of active projects described below.