This past summer, a group of Fresno residents who are part of CCEJN’s pesticide & advocacy trainings decided to launch a campaign to ban the cancer-causing pesticide RoundUp in Fresno Unified School District’s (FUSD) schools.
The victory that took place in Arvin on July 17th, 2018, was only part of the decade-long work by the community and organizations representing environmental justice in Kern County.
This year that is about to end has been extremely busy for EJ advocates working to ban the hazardous pesticide chlorpyrifos.
Through community workshops, residents learn about the importance of clean water; sources of water contamination; how to find out if their water is contaminated . . .
Community training and presentations to educate residents in Fresno and Kern Counties about the importance of Cumulative Health Impacts.
CCEJN has actively engaged in anti-fracking organizing that is putting forth the voice of residents of the San Joaquin Valley.
CCEJN has launched various projects designed to engage community members in monitoring activities (i.e. balloon mapping; air monitoring through censors)
CCEJN coordinates FERN and KEEN, two networks that residents can use to report environmental problems.
CCEJN champions resilience and environmental activism in disadvantaged Central Valley communities by increasing recognition of the adverse health effects caused by pollution. To accomplish this, CCEJN has developed culturally appropriate environmental justice materials (EJ 101 curriculum for adults and EJ 101 curriculum for grades 6-12) that are used to educate and empower residents of disadvantaged […]