Greenaction for Health & Environmental Justice is a multiracial grassroots organization that works with low-income and working class urban, rural, and indigenous communities to fight environmental racism and build a clean, healthy and just future for all. We mobilize community power to win victories that change government and corporate policies and practices to protect health and to promote environmental, social and economic justice. Join us!
Monday, June 27th, 5 p.m – Special City Council Meeting, First Vote on Local Coal Ordinance – speak out for a complete ban! Check out the flier* HERE!
–Greenaction calls on Oakland City Council to ban the storage of coal, highlighting local pollution and global climate change impacts. Read more HERE!
–Read letter from Greenaction & Utah groups to Utah Community Investment Board opposing plans to ship Utah coal to Oakland, CA for export. Read more HERE!
August 21-22, 2016: California Environmental Justice Coalition statewide conference and action in Sacramento, CA Join with grassroots groups in a statewide strategy conference, trainings and a day of action for environmental and climate justice.
-Read the invitation HERE!
-Check out the flier HERE!
-To Register please download the form and then submit the completed form by email to CEJCoalition@gmail.com.
Check out the exposé on Kettleman City’s water by the CBS channel 5 investigative team HERE!
June 2, 2016: *Read the report and see photos* from Greenaction’s “Upstream & Downstream” campaign work in Utah and Arizona with Native Nations and indigenous and environmental and climate justice groups to protect the Colorado River, its tributaries, people and sacred places.
Saturday, June 25th – No Coal in Oakland! Rally at 1pm, City Hall. Monday, June 27, 5 p.m. Special City Council Meeting, First Vote on Local Coal Ordinance – speak out for a complete ban! Check out the flier HERE!
Tuesday, May 24, 2016, Moab, Utah – Upstream & Downstream Film Festival and Forum – Indigenous & Community Voices to Protect the Colorado River, Its Tributaries, People and Sacred Places. Check out the press release HERE! See poster HERE
May 13-15th 2016 – Greenaction and Reslient Communitities Initiative hosted a three day Leadership Academy in the Bayview! This Leadership Academy focuses on Environmental Justice Community Organizing.
*Our new Spring 2016 newsletter is now available to download HERE!
*Check out our new factsheet about pollution problems and climate issues in Bayview Hunters Point, download it HERE!
*Check out our new and updated Sea Level Rise and Climate Change in Bayview factsheet, download it HERE!
Thursday April 21, 2016: From the Bayview to the Mission to Treasure Island, LENNAR is toxic for our communities!! Rally with us on Thursday April 21, 12PM! Lennar Downtown Sales Office. 645 Howard, SF (between 2nd and 3rd street). Read, download and distribute our event flier here, and check in with us on Facebook at our Event Page.
California Department of Toxic Substances Control scientists of color denounce racial discrimination inside DTSC, as Greenaction and allies call for end to racism by DTSC inside the agency and in our communities: Read the news story in InsideEPA.com
Opposition to Utah to Oakland Coal Export Scheme Grows, Issue coming to a head. Utah’s Deseret News editorializes against proposed legislation for sending Utah coal to Oakland, California for export – Read the article HERE.
Wednesday, March 16, 2016 at 2 pm: Bayview Hunters Point Environmental Justice Response Task Force. Help reduce pollution and injustice in Bayview Hunters Point!
Visit our new website, www.bvhp-ivan.org, a site where Bayview Hunters Point & Southeast San Francisco residents can file pollution complaints on line.
Wednesday, February 17, 2016 – Come join us for our next monthly convening of the Bayview Hunters Point Environmental Justice Task Force at 2-4 pm at the Southeast Community College (1800 Oakdale) in the Alice Pitcher Room in Bayview. Check out the fliers and get the word out: English & Spanish.
Saturday, February 13, 2016 – (8 am California time) *Ward Valley Celebration!* – Join the Fort Mojave Indian Tribe, Greenaction and allies in the 18th annual commemoration of the 113 day peaceful occupation of Ward Valley that led to defeat of the proposed nuclear waste dump. See flyer HERE.
Thursday, January 28th – Noon at Lennar’s Shipyard Sales Office, 645 Howard Street, San Francisco, CA (between 2nd/3rd Streets) followed by march to US EPA Region IX Headquarters. See pictures HERE and read the Press Release HERE
January 28, 2016 – Check out the new Winter newsletter HERE!
UPCOMING EVENT – January 28, 2016 @ 12pm – Please join us at LENNAR’S DOWNTOWN SALES OFFICE, 645 HOWARD, SF (between 2nd and 3rd Streets, near Montgomery BART/Muni) to protest against Lennar Corporation’s pollution & gentrification of our communities. More info on the flier, read and download HERE!
November 25, 2015 – ‘Equity Activists, DTSC Begin Mediation Over Landfill Civil Rights Complaint‘ by Curt Barry. “Inside Cal EPA” newsletter November 25, 2015. Read HERE NOW!
November 21, 2015 – Check out some pictures the Climate Justice Mobilization in Oakland, CA where Greenaction joined thousands of others to take a stand!
November 18, 2015 – Check out our Winter Campaign Report HERE!
October 10, 2015 – the new Bayview Hunter’s Point newsletter is HERE!
October 6, 2015 – Greenaction and El Pueblo of Kettleman City Oppose Water Board’s Failure to Require Toxic Cleanup or Fines for Toxic Fuel Spill in Kettleman City – read our comments HERE.
When: SEPTEMBER 8, 2015 @12 NOON
What: Environmental Justice, Community & Environmental Groups to Protest to Demand Congress & White House Uphold Congressional Ban on Crude Oil Exports & Stop Exports of all Fossil Fuels – see full post HERE!
Where: Federal Building, Mission and 7th Streets, San Francisco
Contact: Bradley Angel, Greenaction for Health & Environmental Justice (415) 722-5270
August 26, 2015: Check out Environmental Justice Coalition for Water’s new video here!
September 8, 2015: Action in San Francisco to Stop Exports of Fossil Fuels – Keep the oil and coal in the ground! Check out flier here!
August 21, 2015: Read article in San Francisco Examiner newspaper about our new Bayview Hunters Point Environmental Justice Task Force
July 22, 2015: Greenaction Launches Bayview Hunters Point Environmental Justice Response Task Force – and our new Bayview Hunters Point Point Pollution Complaint Website Now Online! Click here for more!
June 30, 2015 Victory! Greenaction, El Pueblo & Allies Defeat Proposed Avenal fossil fuel power plant – Read our press release, Hanford Sentinel and Fresno Bee newspaper stories!
Read great story in Western Edition newspaper about Greenaction’s work empowering communities including Bayview Hunters Point!
July 22, 2015: Greenaction Launches Bayview Hunters Point Environmental Justice Response Task Force – Read more HERE!
Stop Crude Oil Trains – Take Action July 11, Richmond, CA – Get more info HERE!
Greenaction Unites Communities & Tribes Up and Down the Colorado River to Protect Our Rivers, Watershed, Health & Environment – Read more HERE!
Read about Greenaction’s Bayview Hunters Point Climate Justice Leadership Academy HERE.
Read the latest Greenaction Frontlines of Environmental Justice Newsletter.
70 Organizations Support Greenaction & El Pueblo of Kettleman City Civil Rights Complaint against California EPA and Department of Toxic Substances Control, Demand Justice for Kettleman City – Read letter to Federal and State officials.
Greenaction & El Pueblo Para el Aire y Agua Limpia/People for Clean Air and Water of Kettleman City file state and federal civil rights complaints against California EPA and State Department of Toxic Substances Control for racial discrimination against Kettleman City Latinos and Spanish-speakers …read the complaints here, here, and here.
Listen to Greenaction and El Pueblo of Kettleman City on Pacifica Radio’s nightly news March 26 about our civil rights complaints filed against the State Department of Toxic Substances Control and California EPA for racial discrimination.
Listen to the great report on KPFA and KFCF/Pacifica radio about November 8th founding conference of the California Environmental Justice Coalition.
Hear the voices from the grassroots about their environmental justice struggles, why they are part of the new statewide coalition formed by dozens of community and ej and indigenous groups, and the CEJC’s campaign to take on and forever change the pro-polluter Department of Toxic Substances Control.
Check out Greenaction’s New Film “On the Frontlines of Environmental Justice.” Hear from Greenaction’s grassroots leaders and activists on the front lines of low income, working class and communities of color and Native Nations impacted by environmental racism and injustice. Click here to watch: On the Frontlines of Environmental Justice
October 14, 2014 – Kettleman City residents and Greenaction to challenge State Department of Toxic Substances Control’s denial of appeal of Chem Waste Expansion Permit….the battle is on….
Read Greenaction & El Pueblo’s press release and our original permit appeal.
California Environmental Justice Coalition Releases Recommendations to Reform & Improve the Pro-Polluter California Department of Toxic Substances Control…..read the CEJC’s comprehensive recommendations!
California Environmental Justice Coalition to hold statewide founding conference in Kettleman City, California Saturday, November 8, 2014
Dozens of urban, rural and indigenous grassroots groups have United in Solidarity for Environmental Justice!
Read/download flyers for the November 8th CEJC statewide grassroots conference — English Espanol
Read the Mission Statement (English & Spanish) and the list of the dozens of members of the California Environmental Justice Coalition
September 18, 2014: North Salt Lake Residents, Utah Physicians for Healthy Environment & Greenaction Demand Governor, State and US EPA immediately shut Stericycle medical waste incinerator
Read media coverage from press conference:
Greenaction on Stericycle: ‘The so-called Environmental Protection Agency is fiddling around’ , ABC TV , KUER/National Public Radio
Federal Court Strikes Down Illegal Permit for Avenal Power Plant in California
Ruling Is Victory for Health, Air Quality, the Climate and Environmental Justice
Read the press release here.
August 18, 2014 at 7pm in Moab, Utah – We All Live Downstream – Stop the Proposed Green River Nuclear Power Plant
Public Meeting with Colorado River Indian Tribes tribal leaders sponsored by Greenaction, Uranium Watch and Living Rivers. See the flyer here.
California Environmental Justice Coalition formed! Urban, rural and indigenous groups unite in new coalition. See Members of the California Environmental Justice Coalition and Mission statement of the California Environmental Justice Coalition.
Greenaction files appeal/petition for Review to Department of Toxic Substances Control calling for agency to reverse permit given to Chemical Waste Management for expansion of violation-plagued hazardous waste landfill in Kettleman City. Click here to see the appeal/petition.
Greenaction and Kettleman City residents vow to fight proposed toxic dump expansion. California Recommends Expansion of Largest Hazardous Waste Dump West of Mississippi.
Read Greenaction statement “We will Fight this Permit Decision” here and read stories below.
- Fresno Bee, Associated Press, New York Daily News, & Los Angeles Times
- Greenaction Opinion Editorial on Kettleman City in Sacramento Bee newspaper
Read Greenaction Comments to Department of Toxic Substances Control Opposing Draft Permit for Expansion of Chemical Waste Management’s Violation-Plagued Kettleman Hills Hazardous Waste Landfill here.
Greenaction, West County Toxics Coalition & Allies Block Entrance to Kinder Morgan LLC Railyard in Richmond, CA to protest shipments of explosive crude oil by rail through our communities
Huffington Post: Medical Waste Incinerator Under Fire As Health Concerns Drive Push To Shut Down Facility
Press Release: Residents, Greenaction & Physicians Escalate Protest Against Violation-Plagued Stericycle Medical Waste Incinerator in Utah
North Salt Lake City, Utah residents & Greenaction Protest Medical Waste Incinerator on July 13, 2013. Read Salt Lake Tribune article and watch television coverage. Greenaction’s Bradley Angel interviewed at community protest against Stericycle’s incinerator, watch the video here.
Action: Save the Green & Colorado Rivers from Radioactive Contamination!
Blue Castle Holdings wants to build a 2-unit nuclear reactor near the Green River and the City of Green River, Utah, and store the highly radioactive nuclear fuel rods in an area susceptible to flash floods. This project risks the drinking and agricultural water for tens of millions of people. TAKE ACTION NOW!
Action: Tell USEPA and California EPA – Stop Dumping Hazardous Wastes in Kettleman City!
Kettleman City is a low-income, Latino community impacted by pollution from many sources, including a Chemical Waste Management hazardous waste and PCB landfill. Despite birth defects and other health problems, years of chronic permit violations, and discrimination and intimidation against Spanish speaking residents, USEPA and California State Department of Toxic Substances Control want to issue draft permits to expand the dump. TAKE ACTION NOW!