Author: Cesar Aguirre

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.

California Announces THE END for Brain-Harming Pesticide Chlorpyrifos

Chlorpyrifos use will be banned in December 2020  Sacramento: In a historic win for public health, the California Department of Pesticide Regulation today announced a decisive end to the brain-harming pesticide chlorpyrifos in California. Dow and other manufacturers will have until November 8 to end all sales in California of chlorpyrifos, a nerve gas linked to severe and […]