Sacred Places Institute for Indigenous Peoples (SPI) is an Indigenous-led, community-based organization located in the ancestral homelands of the Tongva People in Los Angeles.
SPI advocates for environmental, social and cultural justice and works locally, regionally, and globally to build the capacity of Native Nations and Indigenous Peoples to protect sacred lands, waters, and cultures. Read more at:
The Center for Race Poverty and the Environment (CRPE) is a national environmental justice organization providing legal, organizing, and technical assistance to grassroots groups in low-income communities and communities of color.
Our work is rooted in California's San Joaquin Valley. The Valley is home to the worst air pollution in the nation, some of largest waste dumps west of the Mississippi, intense oil and gas production, and a dense agricultural landscape that has complex air and water issues. It is also the nation's poorest region, according to the Congressional Research Service, which means it lacks the resources to fight these issues. Read more at:
Central Valley Air Quality Coalition (CVAQ) envisions a healthy, safe, and economically prosperous San Joaquin Valley where chronic air pollution and epidemic sickness due to poor air quality are eliminated.
CVAQ will work toward awareness, act as a watchdog, advocate for policy, and mobilize communities to create clean air in the San Joaquin Valley. CVAQ will ensure that people of all races, cultures, classes, and beliefs have meaningful opportunities to be involved in community projects, policy development, and regulatory processes to improve regional health. Read more at:
Physicians for Social Responsibility Los Angeles (PSR-LA) advocates for policies and practices that improve public health, eliminate nuclear and environmental threats, and address health disparities
Our work is grounded in science, and the lived experiences of health professionals and their patients. We are guided by the precautionary ideal to forsee and forestall damage to human health and the environment. Within our work we focus on health, the environment, social justice, and public policy. Read more at:
The Central California Environmental Justice Network (CCEJN) was formed in 1999 as a partnership of groups from Kern, Tulare, and Kings Counties and expanded throughout the entire San Joaquin valley in 2001.
CCEJN’s coalition of grassroots environmental justice groups and individuals has had the mission to preserve our natural resources by seeking to minimize or eliminate environmental degradation in San Joaquin Valley communities. Read more at:
Communities for a Better Environment (CBE) Founded in 1978, Communities for a Better Environment (CBE) is one of the preeminent environmental justice organizations in the nation. The mission of CBE is to build people’s power in California’s communities of color and low income communities to achieve environmental health and justice by preventing and reducing pollution and building green, healthy and sustainable communities and environments.
Central California Asthma Collaborative (CCAC)'s mission is to provide education and direct services, build regional capacity and advocate for sensible policies that improve health and address inequities by reducing environmental impacts and emphasizing the prevention and management of chronic disease. The goals of CCAC are to provide education and direct service related to its mission, to advocate and support system change and policy development, and to increase the capacity of CCAC and its regional partners to sustain these efforts.
California Environmental Justice Alliance Action (CEJA Action) builds the political power of communities of color to advance environmentally and socially just policies in California.
We accomplish this by engaging voters in communities of color, organizing and training grassroots leaders to engage in civic and electoral politics, and advocacy to advance critical policies that will improve the health and quality of life in communities of color. We believe California’s communities of color are a powerful force for equitable environmental policies and a more participatory, inclusive democracy.