We are a multiracial grassroots organization founded by, lead by, and working with low-income and working class urban, rural, and indigenous communities to fight for environmental justice and build a clean, healthy and just future for all.
We believe we can achieve environmental and social justice by working with frontline communities and building a strong grassroots movement to create real solutions that ensure our human right to a healthy and livable environment with justice for generations to come.
CAMPAIGNS & PROGRAMS
We work with communities for
A Zero Waste Future, No Dumping & Burning
In August 2016 Greenaction and El Pueblo reached a historic and precedent-setting settlement with the state agencies that requires them to end racial discriminatory permit practices. Today we work to force the state to comply with all aspects of the civil rights settlement, and to oppose new permits for the hazardous waste landfill... read more
Clean Air & Clean Water
In Bayview Hunters Point, Greenaction, in partnership with four community organizations, has begun a multi-year community air monitoring project to identify and reduce particulate matter pollution. In Kettleman City, we are continuing to organize for clean water and hope to have clean drinking water in the summer of... read more
Cleanup of Contaminated Sites
In California, Greenaction and a Bayview Hunters Point community coalition are campaigning to get the Navy, government agencies and the developer Lennar/Five Points to thoroughly and safely cleanup toxic and radioactive contamination at this massive federal Superfund site. In Utah, we are working with White Mesa ... read more
Community Empowerment & Education
In 2015, after defeating the proposed arc technology, Greenaction began the summer Youth Environmental Justice Leadership Academy programs in the Salinas Valley. We have held leadership academies in Utah and Arizona. Our program focuses on educating and building the skills, knowledge and power within frontline communities... read more
Protection of Indigenous Lands
Greenaction works with Native Nations and other Indigenous partners and allies to protect Indigenous people’s health, environment and sacred and culturally significant sites. Greenaction supports and respects Tribal Sovereignty of Native Nations. State and federal governments everywhere must respect Tribal Sovereignty... read more
Energy & Climate Justice
Greenaction works with urban, rural and Indigenous communities in campaigns for clean, renewable energy and just solutions to the climate crisis. We are on the frontlines of community-based campaigns against new and proposed fossil fuel power plants. We work in many communities to reduce diesel pollution, work to stop existing ... read more
Environmental Justice & Civil Rights
Greenaction is a national leader in challenging government agencies that receive federal and/or state funding to consider civil rights impacts and to refrain from racially discriminatory permit and regulatory processes and decisions. As an organization founded by, and led by, grassroots leaders from frontline urban, rural and Indigenous communities impacted by... read more
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