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.
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.
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.
During the biggest climate mobilization the Bay Area has ever seen, we demanded the real climate leadership California needs by uplifting community rooted solutions to the climate crisis from across the state. CEJA was proud to join the frontline contingent and more than 30,000 people in the streets of San Francisco for Rise for Climate, Jobs, and Justice, and the It Takes Roots Solidarity to Solutions (Sol2Sol) week with our delegation of more than 200 from EJ communities across California. Check out our full round up for photos, videos, and media hits! 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.