Bayview Hunters Point (BVHP) is a low-income community of color located in Southeast San Francisco on the San Francisco Bay. The residents and environment of BVHP are disproportionately and cumulatively impacted by many stationary and mobile pollution sources, including toxic contamination and development work at the former Hunters Point Naval Shipyard site, toxic contamination at the former PG&E Hunters Point power plant, the Southeast Sewage Treatment plant, many under-regulated and unregulated dirty industries, diesel freight transport and two freeways.  Bayview Hunters Point residents suffer from a high rate of asthma and cancer.

The extensive contamination at the former PG&E site and the former Shipyard both are serious threats to public health and the environment, including the land, air and the water quality of San Francisco Bay. The proper and safe cleanup of these sites is important to protect the health of current and future residents and to protect water and air quality.

Greenaction has been a leader in health and environmental justice organizing in Bayview Hunters Point since we were founded in 1997, and several of our staff have ties to this community for decades. We work with residents from the diverse ethnic groups in the community, and a wide range of community groups, public housing tenants organizations, faith-based and youth groups in our efforts.

Key accomplishments in Bayview Hunters Point and Southeast San Francisco with our community partners include:

* Led the campaign that closed the PG&E Hunters Point power plant;

* Played key organizing role in opposing and stopping the combustion turbine power plants proposed for Southeast San Francisco and worked with allies to get the City and California Independent Systems Operator to close the Mirant power plant;

* Developed and implemented a successful Diesel Education and Emissions Reduction Project that worked effectively with residents, truckers, businesses, schools and bus drivers to reduce diesel vehicle idling in Bayview Hunters Point;

* Implementing a grassroots educational campaign to raise awareness among subsistence fishers and those that eat toxic fish from the Bay about the health threats from eating contaminated fish in large quantities and how to prepare and eat fish to reduce risk;

* Empowering African American and Pacific Islander mothers living in dilapidated public housing to organize and form the Huntersview Mothers Committee for Health and Environmental Justice;

* Educating and empowering African American youth and young adults from Huntersview public housing to form Youth In Action, a new youth group that has become an important voice for Bayview Hunters Point and the environmental justice  movement;

* Getting the Bay Area Air Quality Management District and state Department of Toxic Substances Control to increase their enforcement actions and regulatory oversight.

>Pollution and Climate Change in Bayview Hunters Point Basics:

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!

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!

CURRENT CAMPAIGNS:

Bayview Hunters Point Environmental Justice Task Force/Bayview Hunters Point IVAN: Visit our new website, www.bvhp-ivan.org, a site where Bayview Hunters Point & Southeast San Francisco residents can file pollution complaints on line. The IVAN website works with our open community meetings, the Bayview Hunters Point Environmental Justice Response Task Force (see schedule below). Help reduce pollution and injustice in Bayview Hunters Point by engaging with businesses, policy and decision makers, and agencies directly! Meetings held at City College of San Francisco, Southeast Campus (Alex Pitcher Room), 1800 Oakdale Avenue, San Francisco.

Upcoming 2017 Meeting Schedule:

  • January 18th, 6-8pm, Bayview Opera House, 4705 3rd Street San Francisco
  • February 15th, 2-4pm, Southeast Community College 1800 Oakdale, SF
  • March 15th, 6-8pm, Bayview Opera House, 4705 3rd Street San Francisco
  • April 19th, 2-4pm, Southeast Community College 1800 Oakdale, SF
  • May 17th, 6-8pm, Bayview Opera House, 4705 3rd Street San Francisco
  • June 21st, 2-4pm, Southeast Community College 1800 Oakdale, SF
  • July 19th, 6-8pm, Bayview Opera House, 4705 3rd Street San Francisco
  • August 16th, 2-4pm, Southeast Community College 1800 Oakdale, SF
  • September 20th, 6-8pm, Bayview Opera House, 4705 3rd Street San Francisco
  • October 18th, 2-4pm, Southeast Community College 1800 Oakdale, SF
  • November 16th, 6-8pm, Bayview Opera House, 4705 3rd Street San Francisco
  • December 13th, 2-4pm, Southeast Community College 1800 Oakdale, SF

June 15th, 2016 at 2pm. Bayview Hunters Point Environmental Justice Response Task Force. Help reduce pollution and injustice in Bayview Hunters Point!

May 18th, 2016 at 2pm. Bayview Hunters Point Environmental Justice Response Task Force. Help reduce pollution and injustice in Bayview Hunters Point!

Thursday, April 21,  2016 at 6 pm: Bayview Hunters Point Environmental Justice Response Task Force. Help reduce pollution and injustice in Bayview Hunters Point!

Wednesday, March 16, 2016 at 2 pm: Bayview Hunters Point Environmental Justice Response Task Force. Help reduce pollution and injustice in Bayview Hunters Point! Check out our meeting flyers: English, Spanish, Chinese.

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.

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!

>LENNAR:

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.

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

Breaking News:  Radioactive Scandal Erupts! Greenaction & Community Victory  Federal & State Regulators Halt New Transfers of Navy Land at the Shipyard due to Falsification of Soil Samples.

  • September 23,  2016 –
    • Read the NBC Bay Area report HERE!
  • September 22, 2016 –
    • Read the Hoodline article HERE!
  • September 21, 2016 –
    • Read the latest San Francisco Magazine Article HERE!
  • September 19, 2016
    • Read coverage from INSIDE EPA HERE!
  • September 16, 2016
    • Read US EPA & State Department of Toxic Substances Control letter to the Navy HERE.
    • Read Our Press release HERE!
    • Read press coverage of Shipyard radioactive scandal from the Ingleside-Excelsior Light HERE!
    • Read the Bayview newspaper article HERE!

>Leadership Academies:

Read about Greenaction’s Bayview Hunters Point Climate Justice Leadership Academy HERE.

>Pollution and Climate Change in Bayview Hunters Point Basics:

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!

> Hunters Point Naval Shipyard Cleanup Campaign

> PG&E Hunters Point Power Plant Clean Up Campaign

> Air Pollution from the Demolition/Construction at Huntersview Public Housing

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