Author: Cesar Aguirre

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 […]

Youth Fellowship Opportunity!

Applications! Description:  California Youth Versus Big Oil (CA YVBO), in partnership with the Center for Biological  Diversity, Central California Environmental Justice Network are launching an exciting CA YVBO Fellowship Program! We will be offering mentorships and financial support for up to six youth leaders currently or recently active in the  CA Youth Versus Big Oil […]

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

Protect Agricultural Workers During COVID-19

COVID-19 has changed how the world functions, and it seems like it is not going anywhere as we are close to entering the new year. As people try to normalize their life as much as they can, there is still one vulnerable population that this pandemic is hitting hard: agricultural workers. Many of these workers […]

YES! Youth Environmentally Savvy

Nayamin Martinez, CCEJN’s Director, gives us a look at YES! Youth Environmentally Savvy. Through this program, CCEJN hopes to outreach to youth across the central valley and provide a space for them to learn from each other to grow as environmental justice advocates and leaders within their communities. Make sure to take a look at […]

YES: Jovenes con Conciencia Ambiental

Last year, the Central California Environmental Justice Network (CCEJN) launched a new program: “YES: Youth Environmentally Active”. We have worked in partnership with various sister organizations to implement a brand new EJ & Climate Change curriculum. We are thankful to our partners in this journey:  Little Manila Rising, Valley Improvement Project, Madera Coalition for Community […]

Doing our part: Covid-19

CCEJN Efforts to Help EJ Communities affected by COVID-19 Every corner of the world has been impacted by COVID-19, but some corners are not receiving the same support. Many of these corners include communities in the Central Valley, where immigrant workers who are in the frontlines ensuring that we can still have food on our […]

2020 Census: Be Counted

CCEJN posted our first Youtube video! Its a Census Sketch preformed by our director Nayamin Martinez and our staff. Click for important info on the California Census.