September 15, 2016CalEnviroScreen is a critical tool to ensure we can effectively advance policies that protect and benefit communities that have been historically overburdened by pollution and poverty and is now being used in statewide policies to create explicit commitments to improving our state’s most vulnerable areas.
September 14, 2016California's cap-and-trade program is not delivering local emission reductions, public health or air quality benefits to residents in low-income communities and communities of color. This groundbreaking analysis uncovers new findings and strategies to improve the tracking of future emission and equity impacts to meet our ambitious climate goals.
Front and Center in Climate Policy: Environmental Justice Plays Key Role in Winning Next Generation Of Climate Policies
August 25, 2016These victories of SB 32 and AB 197 demonstrate the truth to what environmental and climate justice groups have been saying for several years: to be successful, and to win on climate, we must address the impacts on communities of color.
August 22, 2016Check out photos and videos from an incredible day of workshops, panels, and strategy sessions to explore intersections between Green Zones and Just Transition, share ideas for strengthening and expanding Green Zones across the state, and continue building the statewide movement for #HealthyHoods.
August 20, 2016We need to pass AB 2722 to advance community-led climate equity. Read this blog by Dr. Manuel Pastor on how this innovative new program will help lift up groundbreaking policies like Clean Up Green Up and allow cities, local jurisdictions, and communities to accelerate sustainability by proposing and developing their own solutions!
July 12, 2016CEJA stands with the Black Lives Matter movement and calls for an end to the killing of Black people in the US, and for our decision-makers to urgently enact fundamental changes in our policing systems.
July 8, 2016Join us in congratulating all of our 2016 EJ Leadership Award Winners on this outstanding achievement in honor of their ongoing support and commitment to social and environmental justice!
June 21, 2016California climate policy needs to put pollution reduction first through strong regulatory measures and the Senate's targeted spending plan directed at low-income communities and communities of color. Read our statement for our four critical steps for the state to ensure equitable, effective climate programs.
June 10, 2016Jurupa Valley residents can breathe a little easier, and with SB 1000, more communities across the state can, too. Read this op-ed by Penny Newman on how an Environmental Justice Element will help us give the health of our most vulnerable communities the priority they deserve.
Tell the California Air Resources Board: Reduce Emissions Here at Home! No International Forest Offsets!
May 3, 2016Tell the California Air Resources Board today that including REDD will not reduce our state’s climate emissions or protect forests. Approving international forest offsets promotes policies that prevent our state from focusing on implementing solutions that benefit the most impacted communities in our state.… Read More