Category: Events

CCEJN is now Hiring a Community Organizer in Kern Co. Apply Today.

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT The Central California Environmental Justice Network (CCEJN), a fiscally sponsor project of the Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs (SEE); is accepting applications from motivated individuals to fill a Community Organizer Position for Kern County. CCEJN seeks to preserve the natural resources of the San Joaquin Valley by working towards minimizing or eliminating environmental degradation […]

Smoking Polluters: Visible Emissions and Citizen Science in the Valley

Guest Blogger: Rodrigo Alatriste-Diaz (Tulare County) – PHD Grad-Student at Cornell Univ. This blog post describes an ongoing project between CCEJN and U.S. EPA to engage San Joaquin Valley (the Valley) community members in citizen science.  As part of this project, a cohort of seven community members was convened to participate in CA-EPA Air Resource Board’s […]

Help us bring back in 2017 the “Roots of Resistance” conference!

Dear Supporters of Environmental Justice in Central California: As you take well-deserved time off to gather with your loved ones to celebrate the holidays, the Central California Environmental Justice Network (CCEJN) thank you for being a strong ally in promoting environmental justice. For generations, communities of color have been burdened by poverty and unhealthy environments, […]

“Civic Engagement and Social Justice in the Central Valley: Environmental Justice, Legal Advocacy, and Academic Research Perspectives”

‘Thorn in oil’s side’ speaks at Delano Morgan Park Morgan Park, Reporter December 2, 2016 Two experts in their fields of social and environmental justice spoke on the poor health conditions in the rural areas of the Central Valley on Nov. 21 as part of Bakersfield College Delano Campus’ C.H.A.P. (Cultural and Historical Awareness Program) […]

Oil Wastewater Ponds — Story on Eyewitness News

http://www.bakersfieldnow.com/news/investigations/Waste-water-353109501.html?embed BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) – After going largely unnoticed for decades, state water quality regulators are setting their focus on a common practice in oil production – wastewater ponds. In an inventory completed this November, staff at the Central Valley Regional Water Control Board found 1,074 wastewater ponds. Of those, 716 are still active, though […]

Residents Mobilize to Fight Illegal Dumping in Fresno

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uEogHu00u9k&w=560&h=315] Fresno, CA Residents of district 5 and district 7 are mobilizing to protect their communities from illegal dumping. This chronic problem plagues neighborhoods that are already overburdened by other pollution sources. In this video, we talk to a group of community leaders that have come together to clean-up their neighborhoods and demand action […]

Kick-off: Community Cohort to Promote Compliance with Environmental Regulations.

November 13, 2015 Tulare, CA — Central California Environmental Justice Network is excited to kick off a project to improve the participation of community members in compliance and enforcement processes throughout the San Joaquin Valley.  This project includes  putting a cohort (pictured here) of residents and advocates through inspector level courses at the Cal-EPA.  Through the […]