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 . . .
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 […]
THANK YOU! As Co-chair of the Unity Council, I Rosenda Mataka would like to thank everyone who attended or contributed to the Roots Of Resistance bi-annual conference. The amount of time dedicated to the conference by our Director Nayamin Martinez and staff was appreciated by all of us who attended. The venue of the Multi-Cultural […]
SAVE THE DATE! Grassroots! With Central California Environmental Justice Network ‘ROOTS OF RESISTANCE’ Conference Through interactive workshops and discussions led by local non-profits and community leaders learn about Environmental Justice and how you can make a change! Saturday, October 21, 2017 9:00 am to 4 pm Merced Multicultural Arts Center 645 W Main St. […]
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 […]