Greater Sacramento Region Environmental Justice Initiative

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Greater Sacramento Region Environmental Justice Initiative

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.

 

SacEJ_thumbThe goal of this project is to provide analytical and mapping support to the Ubuntu Green's Brownfields and Vacant Spaces Campaign and efforts by the Sacramento Housing Alliance and the Coalition on Regional Equity to advance a healthy land use agenda in traditionally marginalized communities in Sacramento. While much of the focus has been on the communities of Del Paso Heights, Oak Park and South Sacramento, their efforts have broadened to include to the greater Sacramento region.

Read the report here: From Wasted Spaces to Healthy Places: Transforming Brownfields and Vacant Spaces in Sacramento.

The maps below show the relative scores of Sacramento neighborhoods on the Cal-EnviroScreen screening tool. Cal-EnviroScreen is an analysis tool that identifies communities in California most burdened by pollution from multiple sources and most vulnerable to its effects. It takes into account a community's socioeconomic characteristics and underlying health status. It is a relative, rather than absolute measure of impact. It is currently available at the zip code level, with plans to release a census tract tool in 2014. For more information see http://oehha.ca.gov/ej/pdf/CalEnviroscreenVer11report.pdf.

Sacramento Region Closeup: Areas Disproportionately Burdened by Multiple Sources of Pollution

Cal-EnviroScreen Environmental Health Burden Screening Score Normed to Sacramento Region

Cal-EnviroScreen Environmental Health Burden Screening Score Normed to State

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