The LA Times’ Margot Roosevelt featured East Yard Communities for Environmental Justice in a front page article earlier this week: Here especially, but also across the country, mainstream foundations, which had long supported environmental groups led by white lawyers and policy wonks, have begun to channel grants to community organizations run by Latinos and blacks [...]
A video produced by greenRELAY about EYCEJ’s Goods Movement Toxic Tour: [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pg20OtuYBAI[/youtube]
Members of greenRELAY decided to attend the Goods Movement Toxic Tour led by East Yard Communities for Environmental Justice last week.Â The tour, which focused primarily on the cities of Commerce and Bell Gardens, highlighted the environmental justice implications of international trade and the expansion of the Long Beach Freeway, Interstate 710.
I have been interning with Communities for a Better Environment (CBE), an Environmental Justice Organization in Huntington Park, since June. I drive through South LA and Vernon to get there, and once I get into Vernon, the traffic pattern changes immediately. I suddenly have to compete with enormous trucks for road space. Because the behemoths [...]