California Environmental Justice Alliance

Building Healthy Communities from the Ground up

Campaign Updates

2018 Environmental Justice Voter Guide

2018 Environmental Justice Voter Guide

What are the environmental justice priorities on the ballot this November? Check out our sister organization CEJA Action's 2018 Environmental Justice Voter Guide for positions on key propositions! Communities of color and working families will play a key role in shaping the outcomes of the elections in our state and are a powerful force for equitable environmental policies and a more participatory, inclusive democracy.  With your support, we can make environmental justice a centerpiece of the 2018 elections.
2018 Green Zones Report with UPDATES

CEJA Releases New Green Zones Report

CEJA is proud to announce the release of its newest Green Zones Across California report for 2018! This updated 36-page report highlights nine Green Zones case studies led by residents and community-based organizations from different environmental justice communities across California.
Energy Democracy: Accountability and Control of our Energy System

Energy Democracy: Accountability and Control of our Energy System

CEJA is shaping a bold vision for energy use and decision making in California to ensure that low-income families already burdened by pollution are not saddled with higher energy prices. Our communities deserve Energy Democracy to be at the table where decisions are made to protect the air they breathe from toxic sources, and to help save on energy bills.  Read about our goals and energy policy priorities this legislative session.
The Fight to Stop Prop 70: Communities of Color Say No to Big Oil

The Fight to Stop Prop 70: Communities of Color Say No to Big Oil

On June 5th, voters in California resoundingly rejected Proposition 70, the most controversial proposition on the June primary ballot, that was part of a long-term effort by Big Oil to attack and undermine efforts to address climate change. EJ communities across the state mobilized their family, friends, and neighbors to vote down Proposition 70 because we needed to take a stand against corporate-controlled climate policy.
2018 Environmental Justice Legislative Agenda

2018 Environmental Justice Legislative Agenda

We are pleased to release our 2018 Environmental Justice Legislative Agenda featuring a range of bills that ensure safe and affordable drinking water, protect communities from toxic waste, improve air quality, promote equitable transportation, and limit offshore oil drilling. Read all about the 15 bills on our 2018 EJ Legislative Agenda here!
2017 Environmental Justice Scorecard

2017 Environmental Justice Scorecard

Our Environmental Justice Scorecard is the only report on how California's elected officials are addressing environmental issues that impact low-income communities and communities of color. See how your legislator scored in the 2017 legislative session, read about highlights, and where the fight for EJ continues in 2018.
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!