San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO: People Organizing to Demand Environmental and Economic Rights (PODER)

San Francisco’s Mission District is the heart of the city’s working-class Latinx community. In the northeast area of the Mission, land use planning policies have prioritized expensive condominium and retail spaces, often pushing out longtime residents and the small locally owned stores that provide income [More….]


RICHMOND: The Asian Pacific Environmental Network (APEN) & Communities for a Better Environment (CBE)

Richmond’s story is one of community organizing, vision, and inspiration. In a city that is almost 90 percent people of color, that has faced a legacy of environmental racism, blight, and economic divestment for decades, community groups are building Our Power. This vision centers frontline [More….]

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San Joaquin Valley

SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY: The Center on Race, Poverty & the Environment (CRPE)

Low-income communities and communities of color in the Southern San Joaquin Valley (Kern, Kings, and Tulare counties) are exposed to severe environmental hazards, including toxic pesticides and some of the worst air quality in the nation. More than 90 percent of California’s fracking operations takes [More….]

Inland Valley

INLAND VALLEY: The Center for Community Action and Environmental Justice (CCAEJ)

California’s Inland Valley was once a thriving agricultural center that specialized in citrus, dairy, and winemaking. Over the past two decades, however, this region has transformed into a major logistics center distribution hub filled with miles of warehouses. This shift is due to the fact [More….]