environmental justice

Food and Farmworker Protective Standards for COVID-19

November 17, 2020

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Taking a stand against racism and police brutality

June 5, 2020

As an organization dedicated to the creation and preservation of a healthy environment for all we are appalled and sickened by the recent murders of Black people by police (George Floyd and Breonna Taylor) as well as police complicity with vigilante murder (Ahmaud Arbery).

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#LetUsBreatheNJ - Call to Action

May 13, 2020

Clean Water Action joined the Moving Forward Network in holding a World Asthma Day Virtual Town Hall featuring elected officials, health professionals and grassroots leaders working on the front lines to address the root cause in “asthma hotspots” like Newark, Elizabeth, Camden, California as well as state legislators promoting environmental justice legislation. Watch here.

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We Will Not Be Silenced: Speaking Out Against NEPA Rollbacks

February 25, 2020

Today, Clean Water Action joined environmental advocates and community leaders from across the country for a rally and hearing in Washington, DC to speak out against the Trump Administration's rollbacks of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). Check out the testimony of Kim Gaddy, Clean Water Action's Environmental Justice Organizer, who traveled from Newark, NJ to speak at the hearing.

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Preparing for the Climate Crisis with Community Microgrids

August 28, 2019

Clean Water is working with our partners in the Green Justice Coalition (GJC) and a new technical team called Resilient Urban Neighborhoods (RUN) to explore and build out energy alternatives.

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Putting Environmental Justice First: Clean Water Action's Kim Gaddy Joins Historic Summit at U.S. Capitol

June 26, 2019

All Americans deserve to live in healthy environments, free from pollution and toxic waste. But people of color and low-income Americans are disproportionately affected by pollution every day. Clean Water Action was honored to attend today’s first-ever Congressional Convening on Environmental Justice to fight for Environmental Justice now.

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Showing up for Environmental Justice

June 12, 2019

Last week, Clean Water Action participated in the Joint Committee on Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environment Hearing at the State House.

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Teaching Environmental Justice, Empowering Students

March 8, 2019

Imagine growing up in a low-income immigrant of color neighborhood that has been subject to disinvestment and neglect. Imagine your neighborhood is also near neighborhoods with extensive wealth and resources and demographics that are nothing like yours. If you grow up in this type of neighborhood you may start thinking that you are not worth being invested in,  and that your circumstances say something about your value as a person.

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Pursuing Environmental Justice In Kern County

February 19, 2019

My name is Jesus Alonso, and I am the Kern Environmental Justice Community Organizer for Clean Water Action. I was born and raised in Lamont, a small, low-income, Spanish-speaking migrant community in Kern County. I am passionate about our work in Kern, not only because it is where I grew up but because the hard-working people of Kern face some of the worst environment-related health impacts and poorest air quality in our state. Multiple nearby pollution sources, including agriculture and oil and gas infrastructure, continually fill our air with contaminants.