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!
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!
The CPUC is finally listening to the needs of environmental justice communities and issued a proposed decision that delays the contract between Southern California Edison and NRG for yet another gas-fired power plant in Oxnard.
CEJA and our members were thrilled to see several of our priority bills signed by Governor Brown. Read our full analysis of the 2015 legislative session to see what passed and where the fight continues.
Help us find the perfect person to lead our Energy Equity program, who is both organizing and policy savvy, committed to seeing 100% clean energy for California. Early applications encouraged and will be reviewed as they are submitted. Deadline is April 11th. Apply today! Read More
In our new report, Advancing Environmental Justice in California: How CalEnviroScreen Plays a Critical Role, we discuss the importance of CalEnviroScreen 3.0: its purpose, the history of its development, and how it works to advance environmental justice at both the state and local levels. The report also clarifies common misunderstandings about the CalEnviroScreen, and how it should be used to not only direct important investments, but also to create environmental protections for areas most overburdened by pollution.
California’s newest solar program for low-income renters, the Solar on Multifamily Affordable Housing (SOMAH) program, will bring $1 billion in rooftop solar to low-income renters over 10 years. It is the nation’s biggest solar program for low-income renters in history and the first one to direct a majority of the savings created through use of solar energy directly back to the utility bills of renters.