This roundtable connected to the project by looking at the people who live, work and play in America's most polluted environments most commonly people of color and the poor with women as the head of households. Concerning the environment, women are the main recyclers in the home often deciding how family budgets are spent and on what. Women are also most likely get out the vote and vote more often. Providing support to women benefits entire communities and society. Studies show worldwide that when women are empowered, local economies improve, populations stabilize, and children’s health and education improve.