CEJA is pleased to announce a new policy initiative in response to the housing and environmental crises in our state. In conversation with our partners, allies and the community we are building a platform to provide safe, healthy and affordable housing for all. [More….]
CEJA’s newest policy platform can inform advocacy and policy-making at both the state and local levels. We hope to unite with like-minded organizations and individuals to advance a real vision for environmental and housing justice.
La Importancia de la Planificación para la Justicia Ambiental Descargar Kit de Herramientas para la Implementación de SB 1000 El Planeamiento para la Ley de Comunidades Saludables SB 1000 se convirtió en ley en 2016 exigiendo que las ciudades y condados adopten un elemento de [More….]
Caroline Farrell interviewed by Reimagine podcast producer Jess Clarke Jess Clarke: What does CalEnviroScreen (CES) mean? What is it currently used for? What does it do? Caroline Farrell: CalEnviroScreen is an environmental mapping tool that was developed by the state of California, specifically the Office [More….]
1. What is a cumulative impact assessment, and how does it compare to a risk assessment? CalEnviroScreen looks at the impacts of pollution in communities by analyzing “factors that are not routinely included” in a risk assessment.  While the terms risk and impact are [More….]
CEJA’s Rethinking Local Control Report highlights eight case studies to illustrate how community-led decision-making can lead to more effective policies, programs, and planning decisions that can create healthy and thriving neighborhoods. CASE STUDY ISSUES AND COMMUNITY IMPACT Local Community Campaigns A Community Fights against a [More….]
In Southeast Los Angeles, where industrial facilities are located next to homes and schools in a predominantly low-income and people of color neighborhood, local residents succeeded in shutting down a scrap metal recycling facility that had been polluting the neighborhood for years. Working alongside other [More….]
In 2018, community leaders in Arvin pressured city officials to pass an unprecedented, health- protective oil and gas ordinance, and used the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) in litigation to protect residents from four new oil and gas wells. Twenty miles southeast of Bakersfield, Arvin [More….]