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!

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Upcoming Event! Saturday, December 3rd, 1:30 pm at Chase Bank at 1201 Market Street (corner of 8th street), San Francisco. Join Greenaction in supporting the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and the thousands of water protectors putting themselves on the line in North Dakota against the Dakota Access Pipeline! Check out our flier HERE and check in with our Facebook Event Page for updates and to show support HERE!

Upcoming Event! Please join us Saturday, December 3, 2016 5-8 pm at our office, 559 Ellis street, first floor, San Francisco CA 94109 to celebrate and kick off Greenaction’s 20th year of fighting for healthy communities and environmental justice! For more details, check out our Event Page on Facebook HERE! PLEASE RSVP @ greenaction@greenaction.org and include number of attendees.

The December 2016  Bayview Hunters Point Environmental Justice Task Force meeting has been cancelled! The next meeting is January 18th 2017, 6-8pm. 

November 30, 2016: Greenaction joins hundreds in San Francisco march and action at Banks that invest in Dakota Access Pipeline! See photos!

Radioactive Scandal Erupts! Greenaction & Community Victory:  Federal & State Regulators Halt New Transfers of Navy Land at the Hunters Point Naval Shipyard Superfund Site due to Falsification of Soil Samples by Tetra Tech:

  • Read US EPA & State Department of Toxic Substances Control letter to the Navy HERE!
  • Read Our Press release HERE!
  • Read Greenaction letter to USEPA and DTSC with the community’s demands in response to the falsification of soil samples HERE!
  • Media articles: Read the NBC Bay Area report HERE, INSIDE EPA HERE, the Hoodline article HERE, Ingleside-Excelsior Light HERE, Bayview newspaper article HERE and San Francisco Magazine Article HERE.

Upcoming Event! Sunday, February 12, 2017 Ward Valley, CA – Join with the Native Nations along the Colorado River for the Annual Celebration of the 113 day Occupation and Victory that defeated the proposed Ward Valley nuclear waste dump.

Upcoming Event! Saturday, December 3, 2016: Greenaction’s 20th Anniversary Kickoff! 559 Ellis St, San Francisco, CA, 5-8pm. Please RSVP with number of attendees: greenaction@greenaction.org. Check our Facebook Event Page for more info!

October 28, 2016: In response to government violence against defenders of the land, water and sacred sites in North Dakota, Greenaction joins 200 people in emergency protest at federal building in San Francisco in solidarity with Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s heroic effort to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline. Please see pictures HERE and HERE!

October 11, 2016, White Mesa, Utah: Greenaction joins Ute Mountain Ute Tribe and White Mesa tribal members in Protest March against the last uranium mill in the US located next to their reservation, on top of ancient culturally significant and sacred sites. See pictures HERE!

October 3, 2016: White Mesa Ute Community, Utah – Meeting & Film Showing about the Uranium Mill’s threat to health, environment, culture and sacred sites. Greenaction is working with the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe, tribal members and allies to mobilize opposition to the uranium mill next to the White Mesa Ute Community in southern Utah. See flier HERE for more details.

September 28, 2016: Attention Bayview Hunters Point Teens: Create and Star in your own original play with the never-silent SF Mime Troupe & Greenaction – please see the flier for more details on getting involved!

September 2016, Support Standing Rock – Support the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s action to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline that threatens the environment and sacred and cultural sites! Greenaction helps mobilize support!

  • Learn more on how to support Standing Rock HERE and HERE!
  •  Read the solidarity letter signed by 43 organizations HERE!

September 23, 2016: Greenaction Helps Win Legislative Victory for Environmental Justice and Civil Rights! California Assembly Bill 1787 Signed into Law, Guaranteeing Equal Time to Testify at Local Legislative Body Meetings for Non-English Speakers. Read the Bill language HERE and our Statement on the Assembly Bill passage HERE!

September 6, 2016: Victory for Greenaction & Utah residents and allies! City of Sandy, Utah ends garbage gasification incinerator proposal. Read Greenaction’s comments to Utah Division of Air Quality HERE. Read Salt Lake Tribune story HERE.

September 2, 2016: Support the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s action to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline that threatens the environment and sacred and cultural sites! Greenaction helps mobilize support! Read the solidarity letter signed by 43 organizations HERE! Learn more: Standing Rock Sioux Tribe

BREAKING NEWS! Latest on Historic Kettleman City Civil Rights Victory! 

  • September 6, 2016: Read Latest In-Depth News Coverage of Impacts of Our Historic Kettleman City Civil Rights Victory and Progress on Clean Water for Residents:
  • August 31, 2016: 6 pm – State Water Board holding community meeting about Kettleman City’s toxic water. Greenaction & El Pueblo to challenge State to provide clean water now, not in 3 more years. Flier (EnglishSpanish)
  • August 16, 2016: Read the great new article about the historic Kettleman City civil rights settlement in Vida en el Valle by
  • August 13, 2016: Listen to KPFA Radio coverage of our Environmental Justice Civil Rights
    Settlement and Victory
    HERE!
  • August 10, 2016:  Greenaction & El Pueblo Reach Landmark Settlement with CalEPA and Dept. of Toxic Substances Control of our Title VI CIvil Rights Complaint that will benefit Kettleman City and Environmental Justice Communities across the state.
    • Read the Civil Rights Complaint HERE
    • Read the Title VI Settlement HERE
    • Read the Press Release HERE!
    • Read the Fresno Bee article by Lewis Griswold HERE!
  • Aug 2, 2016: Think Flint, Michigan’s water crisis is bad? Consider Kettleman City! Greenaction and El Pueblo of Kettleman City have worked tirelessly to bring attention to the fact that the residents of Kettleman City continue to suffer with toxic water despite promises from our government that clean water would soon be a reality. Check out the full story HERE!
  • Check out the exposé on Kettleman City’s water by the CBS channel 5 investigative team, May 19th 2016, Part onePart two

August 12, 2016: Inside Cal/EPA article, Advocates See Hazardous Waste Rights Pact As Model For Future Cases. Read full article HERE!

August 3, 2016: News story released featuring Marie Harrison of Greenaction. Read the San Francisco Examiner’s story on the issues of environmental racism and injustice in Bayview Hunters Point by Robyn Purchia HERE!

Aug 1, 2016: Keep Uranium in the Ground! Read Comments from Greenaction & Allies to Bureau of Land Management Opposing Permit to Expand Daneros Uranium Mine in Utah HERE!

July 18, 2016: Greenaction & Comite Civico del Valle challenge Dept. of Toxics/CalEPA over plans to use 25 year old EIR for toxic waste landfill permit process in Westmorland, CA. Read letter HERE!

July 7, 2016: The Summer newsletter is HERE! Check it out!

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!

Saturday, June 25th, 2016 – No Coal in Oakland! Rally at 1pm, City Hall.
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!

June 2, 2016: *Read the report and see photos* from Greenaction’s  May 24th, 2016 “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. 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, 12PM! From the Bayview to the Mission to Treasure Island, LENNAR is toxic for our communities!!  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. Read the Press Release HERE and download our new pamphlet on Lennar – What Lennar won’t tell you but We Will.

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.

January 28, 2016 – Check out the new Winter newsletter 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!

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.

August 26, 2015: Check out Environmental Justice Coalition for Water’s new video here!

August 21, 2015: Read article in San Francisco Examiner newspaper about our new Bayview Hunters Point Environmental Justice Task Force

Read the SF Appeal’s article on the Bayview Hunters Point Environmental Justice Response Task Force!

Read and watch Al Jazeera America TV and news stories about Bayview Hunters Point gentrification, toxic and radioactive pollution!

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!

July 11 2015: Stop Crude Oil Trains – Take Action , 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.

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.

Read Fresno Bee newspaper story.

California Environmental Justice Coalition Releases Recommendations to Reform & Improve the Pro-Polluter California Department of Toxic Substances Control…..read the CEJC’s comprehensive recommendations!

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

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.

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


 

Action Center

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!