California Environmental Justice Alliance

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Campaign Updates

Environmental Justice Advances in the 2017 Legislative Session

Environmental Justice Advances in the 2017 Legislative Session

In 2017, we saw a lot of sacrifices and compromises for tough votes, showing that we still have a lot of work to do in order to build the deep leadership we need for environmental justice in the legislature. Still, there were bright spots with 9 bills on CEJA and CEJA Action’s Environmental Justice Legislative Agenda signed into law. From advances in energy equity, clean transportation, immigration and housing rights, read our full analysis of EJ in the 2017 Legislative Session.
SB 1000 Toolkit: Planning for Healthy Communities

SB 1000 Toolkit: Planning for Healthy Communities

Our SB 1000 Toolkit showcases a wide range of best practices, methods and policies for local jurisdictions to adopt an EJ element, or integrate EJ-related goals, policies and objectives in their General Plans. Download the toolkit today to learn more about EJ planning, methods for identifying disadvantaged communities, plans for successful community engagement, potential funding sources, and other strategies for implementing the requirements of SB 1000.
Environmental Justice Scorecard 2016 & Environmental Justice Agency Assessment

Environmental Justice Scorecard 2016 & Environmental Justice Agency Assessment

Our EJ Scorecard is the only report on how California's elected officials are addressing environmental issues that impact low-income communities and communities of color. The Agency Assessment includes EJ Principles for Policy Implementation, with an analysis of how state regulatory agencies can improve their commitment to and inclusion of environmental justice within policy implementation.
New Report: Community Vision and Principles for Transformative Climate Communities

New Report: Community Vision and Principles for Transformative Climate Communities

In our new report we draw from our members, partners, and allies to provide a snapshot of what the TCC program could look like in both urban and rural environmental justice neighborhoods across California. Read more about the wide range of community-led plans for place-based transformation possible through comprehensive, cross-cutting climate investments that address environmental pollution and disinvestment in the most highly impacted communities.
Celebrating local and statewide victories in the 2016 Election

Celebrating local and statewide victories in the 2016 Election

Reflecting on the 2016 Election, we affirm the importance of our work to advance environmental justice. We affirm the possibility that in California we can forge a different path than the one Donald Trump will set nationally, one that is guided by our values of dignity, respect and justice for all and Mother Earth. Read about local and statewide electoral victories!
Environmental Justice Wins in the 2016 Legislative Session

Environmental Justice Wins in the 2016 Legislative Session

2016 was another big year for environmental justice and CEJA is extremely proud to have helped the passage of six key environmental justice bills! We are grateful to everyone who helped make these historic wins! Read our full analysis of EJ in the 2016 Legislative Session.
Is your building eligible for the new Multifamily Solar Roofs Program?

Is your building eligible for the new Multifamily Solar Roofs Program?

Our communities are on the frontline of the environmental and economic crises in our state and it is long overdue that we find better ways to integrate affordable housing into the green economy. With this new mapping tool, we can now see exactly the areas of the state where this market lies.
2016 Environmental Justice Legislative Agenda

2016 Environmental Justice Legislative Agenda

Read our full 2016 Environmental Justice Legislative Agenda to learn more about all the bills we're working on this year!
2016 Green Zones Legislation

2016 Green Zones Legislation

Grounded in local organizing, we seek to advance statewide policies that address the common roots and lift up the core principles of all Green Zones. Read about our 3 priority bills to advance healthy, thriving neighborhoods across the state!
Diane Takvorian Joins California Air Resources Board!

Diane Takvorian Joins California Air Resources Board!

CEJA congratulates our co-founder and steering committee member, Diane Takvorian, Executive Director of Environmental Health Coalition, as the 1st environmental justice representative to join the California Air Resources Board!