In 1997, Los Angeles community and environmental justice groups and grassroots leaders helped form Greenaction.
We have worked on several issues in the Los Angeles area including campaigning to get toxic contamination sites cleaned up safely, protecting LA’s drinking water from radioactive contamination from the proposed Ward Valley nuclear waste dump, and working to remedy LA’s enormous garbage problem.
We are currently working with Los Angeles environmental justice, community and environmental groups to defeat attempts to build more garbage incinerators in the city and county, and instead we advocate for stronger Zero Waste programs to reduce the amount of garbage created in the first place. We encourage the use of anaerobic digestion technologies for treating organic wastes.
We are also working to alert Los Angeles and other southern California communities that their water supply that comes from the Colorado River is threatened by the nuclear power reactors proposed in Green River, Utah, as the Green flows directly to the Colorado River.