Environmental Justice in New Jersey

Working to build economic, social and environmental justice (EJ) in New Jersey's urban communities faced with the disproportionate impacts of pollution. We collaborate with diverse constituencies for sustainable solutions that result in clean, thriving, healthy communities.

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Green Water Infrastructure

Green infrastructure uses innovative approaches to reduce storm water and sewage overflows, protect NJ’s water resources and drinking water, create green jobs and reduce climate change impacts including flooding and salt water intrusion.

By Jenny Vickers

Coalition for Healthy Ports NY NJ

The Coalition for Healthy Ports NY NJ is a broad coalition of environmental, labor, faith, community, environmental justice and business organizations that seek to create sustainable ports in New York and New Jersey.

Photo Credit: Press Office of the City of Newark

Climate Resiliency in Newark

Clean Water is working in collaboration with the NJ Environmental Justice Alliance and Ironbound Community Corporation in the South, West and East Wards of the City of Newark to create a Resiliency Action Plan (RAP).

Kim Gaddy

Environmental Justice & Cumulative Impacts

We are working to establish model policies that "just say no" to toxic burdens in environmental justice communities faced with the cumulative impacts of pollution and related harm to human health and the environment.

From We All Live Downstream

Kim Gaddy and Clean Water Action at a Ports Motorcade Rally for Clean Air & Good Jobs. Photo by Jeanette Mitchell
July 19, 2016

Mayor Baraka at Motorcade Rally. Photo by Jeanette MitchellYesterday, Clean Water Action joined the Ironbound Community Corporation (ICC) and City of Newark Mayor Ras Baraka to lead a motorcade rally through the port followed by a rally on the steps of City Hall to demand the Port Authority of NY/NJ ensure clean air and good jobs now.

Photo by Kim Gaddy
February 23, 2016

By Amy Goldsmith, State Director, Clean Water Action. Follow on Twitter.

Solid as a rock

Rooted like a tree

I am here

Standing strong

In my rightful place

photo by moving forward network
November 25, 2015

There are times in environmental battles when communities can start to feel this way. However, community organizing can play a critical role in bringing people together to rise up and make a difference. That's why I'm proud to be a community organizer with Clean Water Action. This past weekend, I had an incredible opportunity to work with activists in Staten Island who - like other seaport residents across the nation - are fighting for their health and environmental justice.