Reference/Links: Environmental Justice


Alternatives for Community and Environment - Alternatives for Community and Environment is a grassroots organization that works along side thousands of residents and youth in the Boston, Massachusetts metropolitan area to decrease threats to community environmental health. The organization also promotes youth involvement in environmental advocacy through its Roxbury Environmental Empowerment Project.

Asian Pacific Environmental Network - For over ten years, the Asian Pacific Environmental Network has focused on building a network of community groups that focus on environmental justice issues in low-income Asian Pacific Islander communities. APEN also works to build multiracial alliances with other environmental groups in the state of California and nationwide.

Bus Riders Union - The Bus Riders Union is a membership organization fighting for civil rights and environmental justice in minority communities in Los Angeles, California. The organization advocates for efficient, affordable and environmentally sustainable transportation options in the city's metropolitan area and for equal treatment of all residents regardless of race, sex, ethnicity or sexual orientation.

Center for Health, Environment and Justice - The Center for Health, Environment and Justice promotes coalition-building and organizing in communities that experience environmental justice. The organization is made up of various campaigns and works to provide one-on-one technical assistance to communities to enhance their ability to win environmental struggles.

Center on Race, Poverty and the Environment - For over ten years, the Center on Race, Poverty and the Environment has litigated on behalf of minority and low-income communities that experience a disproportionate burden of environmental hazards. The organization has accomplished many victories in the areas of air quality, water quality and civil rights in the state of California.

Communities for a Better Environment - Communities for a Better Environment provides resources to minority and low-income populations dealing with threats from toxic industries in their communities. The organization's three-part strategy for assisting these communities includes grassroots activism, environmental research and legal assistance.

Deep South Center for Environmental Justice - With its headquarters in Louisiana at Dillard University, the Deep South Center for Environmental Justice has most recently focused on assisting New Orleans residents displaced by Hurricane Katrina. The organization works to not only restore the homes and communities of residents but is conducting research into the health and environmental effects of the storm on underserved communities.

Environmental Health Coalition - Environmental Health Coalition is an organization that empowers people to make significant changes for environmental and social justice in San Diego metropolitan area communities. The organization takes a holistic view of environmental health, advocating in various areas including workers rights, ecosystem protection, and community health issues.

Environmental Justice Resource Center at Clark Atlanta University - The Environmental Justice Resource Center acts as the headquarters for all things environmental justice. The center provides links to environmental news, environmental justice training, and technical expertise on environmental hazards that effect communities across the United States among other things.

Indigenous Environmental Network - Indigenous Environmental Network addresses environmental and economic justice issues by building the capacity of Indigenous communities and tribal governments to develop mechanisms to protect sacred sites, land, water, air, natural resources, health, and to build economically sustainable communities.IEN maintains an informational clearinghouse, organizes campaigns, direct actions and public awareness, building the capacity of community and tribes to address EJ issues.

Southwest Network for Environmental and Economic Justice - The Southwest Network for Environmental and Economic Justice consists of grassroots and activist organizations in the Southwest and Western United States. The organizations within the network serve indigenous people and people of color and focus on environmental health where these populations live, work and play.

West Harlem Environmental Action - West Harlem Environmental Action started as an outgrowth of a community organizing around the mismanagement of a sewer treatment plant and has grown to become a well-known environmental justice organization in New York City. For the last nine years, the organization has continued its fight for social and environmental justice in the Harlem community and New York City has a whole through advocacy within the city government and by building coalitions with other community organizations.
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