EL Proyecto de Milpa

CCEJN’s Agroecology Project launches the first of three seed-saving workshops. Over fourteen participants gathered this past Sunday, to learn different seed-saving techniques in a workshop facilitated by Jeanette Acosta, Ethnobotanist and Permaculture Instructor.  The afternoon was filled with an amazing and enthusiastic space dedicated to a wonderful and enlightening hand-on seed-saving activity. These seed-saving workshops […]

Hiring: Director of Rural Justice

The Director of Rural Justice is a new position created to support CCEJN’s strategic priorities around water, pesticides, and farmworker rights. The position will oversee a team of staff, report to the Executive Director, and work collaboratively with the various team leaders and staff within CCEJN. Key Responsibilities Team Leadership: Create a supportive and accountable […]

2023: Opportunities for Disadvantaged Communities

by Nayamin Martinez It’s hard to believe that the first month of 2023 has already ended, but what has not ended are the needs and challenges faced by disadvantaged communities. Which are these communities and why are they called that? What are the challenges, but also the opportunities for these communities?  While I am not […]

Manchin Drops Permitting Language

Frontline communities and indigenous leaders across the Nation will continue to stand firm against permitting operations that prop up the fossil fuel industry. With the climate crisis in full effect, each step we take to protect our environment becomes more and more meaningful to our future. We thank the leaders who helped ensure this dirty […]

Community Leads Regulators to More Methane-Spewing Wells in Morningstar Neighborhood

Abandoned & Idled Wells Pose Significant Safety Threats to Frontline Communities Across CA After Decades of Neglect May 24, 2022 Contact: Cesar Aguirre, (661) 979-2721, cesar.aguirre@ccejn.org Kobi Naseck, 214-609-2439, kobi@vision-ca.org Bakersfield, CA –  While onsite to verify that two abandoned oil wells in a residential neighborhood were no longer pouring methane into the community since […]

Central Valley Youth Camping Trip

Hume Lake is a 87 acre mountain lake reservoir within the Sequoia National forest. Did you know that it is the first concrete-reinforced dam in the world? This beautiful lake offers recreational activities such as: biking, hiking, fishing, and boating. In this picture our Youth Environmental Savvy group are enjoying their wonderful time in the […]

Water and Environmental Justice in the Central Valley

To address the importance of access to this vital resource, California was one of the first states to pass a law that guarantees the “Human Right to Water.” In 2012, California law, AB 685, declared that “every person in the state has the right to clean, safe and affordable drinking water.” — Read more here

A Resilient and Equitable Food and Farming System in California

On March 16, 2021, Assemblymember Robert Rivas (D- Hollister) made an exciting announcement about a bill he just introduced called the Equitable Economic Recovery, Healthy Food Access, Climate Resilient Farms and Worker Protection Bond Act (AB 125). If you missed it live, you can watch the press conference here. Central California Environmental Justice Network is a […]