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. To endorse [More….]
In our newest report, we lift up an effective framework for advancing not only California’s environmental and climate goals, but all policies that impact public health and neighborhood well-being. [More….]
On April 1, 2020, CEJA’s Green Zones Committee hosted “Designing Equitable Policy: How to Advance Environmental Justice and Community Leadership in Your Work.” This webinar featured EJ community leaders and advocates who shared their stories on why it’s important to center EJ community voices in environmental [More….]
Join us on Wednesday, April 1, 2020 at 12:00 PM for Designing Equitable Policy: How to Advance Environmental Justice and Community Leadership in Your Work.
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The people that are most equipped to transform toxic hotspots into healthy neighborhoods are the those who live in these areas that face these problems on a daily basis. Despite this, many frontline environmental justice (EJ) communities are often excluded and are denied from having a say in key environmental and land use decisions that impact their health. [More….]
On July 20, 2019, CEJA partnered with PODER (People Organizing to Demand Environmental and Economic Rights) to lead a Green Zones Community Tour of the Mission and Excelsior districts of San Francisco. [More….]
To kick off the release of CEJA’s newest Green Zones report and website, a panel of three environmental justice community experts discussed how people-powered planning is bringing affordable housing, clean air, and sustainable and equitable development to nine communities across California. [More….]
CEJA is proud to announce the release of our newest Green Zones Across California report for 2018! This updated 36-page report highlights nine different Green Zones case studies where members of different environmental justice communities have led their own projects and visions for achieving Green Zones. [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….]
A presentation by Jorge Gonzalez organizer for the Environmental Health Coalition in Barrio Logan. Resources for the case study Video of Jorge Gonzalez presentation on Restricted Truck Route Campaign in Barrio Logan (62mb .mov) Slide presentation Full Video Recording Audio Recording Policy Rec_SD (policy brief) [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….]
For the past 24 years, the Los Angeles Collaborative for Environmental Health and Justice has been taking on industries, local governments, and regulatory agencies in order to improve the quality of life for communities disproportionately impacted by pollution. It was formed in 1996 when Communities [More….]