A congregation of resident leaders joined statewide group Tenants Together to demand an end to slumlord housing in the city of Fresno. The demonstration called on City Council and Mayor Swearengin to act in favor of tenants across the city that are struggling with poor living conditions and high rents.
March 16 2015 After months of KEEN (Kern Environmental Enforcement Network) taskforce discussions on composting and recycling facilities in Kern County and continuous violations by Community Recycling & Recourse Recovery (CRRR), KEEN and U.S. EPA were able to organize a community tour of Mt. Vernon Ave Recycling and Composting Facility; one facility whose practices have […]
On Wednesday, July 16, U.S. EPA Director of Environmental Justice, Matthew Tejada, joined organizations in the valley as they showcased some of the many stories of injustice that exist here. The tour coordinated by U.S. EPA Region 9 and CCEJN provided a full day of resident meetings and travel to specific locations with the hope […]
On Thursday, June 26, 2014 the Fresno Council of Governments approved the 2014 Regional Transportation Plan and Sustainable Communities Strategy. This is a heartfelt e-mail that advocates received following the decision from Veronica Garibay, Co-Director of Leadership Counsel for Justice and Accountability. As mandated by Senate Bill 375 this is the first […]
–June 13, 2014 Last Wednesday (6/11), CCEJN Coordinator visited the enforcement division of the US EPA to provide a fresh perspective of enforcement from the viewpoint of community-led projects. This workshop was part of a series of monthly trainings provided to US EPA staff. This month, the topic was community-led enforcement and reporting networks like […]
**CCEJN Unity Council member Sarah Sharpe addresses the media during a press conference on May 30th** June 2, 2014 On Friday, May 30th, many clean air advocates held a press conference to inform the public about a key judicial decision in favor of clean air. Fresno’s Fifth District Court of Appeal ruled in favor of the Sierra Club, the […]
–May 27, 2014 This Memorial Day weekend CCEJN representatives traveled to Coachella to participate in the 2nd Annual Environmental Health Leadership Summit. This summit hosted by our partners El Comite Civico del Valle and Promotores Comunitarios del Desierto showcased a large array of experts speaking about environmental justice and social justice in Coachella and Imperial […]
Decades of poor planning and environmental injustices cannot be fixed in one year. The decline of equity within our city has been increasingly noticeable and documented. Last year, the California Environmental Protection Agency (Cal-EPA), released a report that identified 93706 as the most disadvantaged zip code in our state. More specifically, CalEnviroScreen 1.0 showed that […]
San Joaquin Spotlight: Fresno Environmental Reporting Network Cesar Campos, CCEJN Coordinator, talks about the Fresno Environmental Reporting Network (FERN) on San Joaquin Spotlight. Click below to watch.