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"Capitalizing Environmental Justice in the Sacramento Region" assesses the dire conditions of environmental injustice confronting low-income communities and communities of color in California's Capital Region. However, local residents and regional leaders have begun to develop a cohesive framework for action to improve conditions in their communities, and to contribute to the region's burgeoning EJ movement. This report is rooted in a long-time collaboration between the CRC and the Coalition on Regional Equity (CORE), and several of CORE's primary organizational members.
Identifying Violations Affecting Neighborhoods (IVAN) is an innovative program of environmental monitoring, reporting, and enforcement in California. It is intended to improve health and conditions of well-being in disadvantaged communities where residents face high levels of environmental hazards and low levels of the economic, political, and social resources need to address them.
The Center for Regional Change has partnered with Ubuntu Green and the Sacramento Housing Alliance to produce maps highlighting the environmental justice inequities in the Sacramento Region.
The Center for Regional Change and the California Institute of Rural Studies have partnered with the Eastern Coachella Valley Building Healthy Community (ECV-BHC) to advance environmental justice-related policy and systems change priorities in the Eastern Coachella Valley. The goals are to increase the capacity of the ECV-BHC partners to access relevant, accurate and timely sources of data and to increase utilization of this data for advocacy, organization and education. The project is funded by The California Endowment.
Our report, “Land of Risk/ Land of Opportunity” documents the high levels of environmental and social risks confronting San Joaquin Valley residents. The report uses an innovative tool called the Cumulative Environmental Vulnerabilities Assessment (CEVA), to identify the locations and populations within the Valley that are at greatest risk and that require immediate protection.
Environmental Justice and Regional Change in the Central Valley is an interdisciplinary study of the social equity impacts of regionalism in environmental governance.