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With summer here, many are dealing with rising gas prices and high electricity bills. This is particularly stressful for families on a tight budget who can’t afford electric vehicles or new energy-saving appliances. Alec Castellano and Diamond Spratling, two participants in this year’s UC Davis Environmental Justice (EJ) Leaders cohort, are working towards electric vehicle adoption and combating rising energy costs within communities of color.
Feminist Research Institute of UC Davis, Jun 29, 2023
Hosted by the UC Davis Feminist Research Institute and Institute of Transportation Studies, the celebration spotlighted each of the eight Leaders from around the United States who presented their visions and work in EJ within their communities.
Feminist Research Institute of UC Davis, May 30, 2023
New progress reports from UCLA show how the Transformative Climate Communities program deepens capacity in California communities on the frontlines of the climate crisis.
UCLA Luskin Center for Innovation, May 31, 2023
The city’s Stockton Rising program, along with 11 community partners, surveyed over 2000 residents on their needs and desires in order to create the city’s Sustainable Neighborhood Plan. Now with additional funding from the state, they are working to implement these suggestions.
Stocktonia, Apr. 26, 2023
California, where earthquakes, droughts and wildfires have shaped life for generations, also faces the growing threat of another kind of calamity, one whose fury would be felt across the entire state.
The New York Times, Aug. 12, 2022
Ector Olivares of the Catholic Charities’ Environmental Justice division said any version of the tunnel project is bad for San Joaquin Valley, accusing Southern California of abusing water resources.
“They will drink us dry. They will turn us into a desert without putting a dent in their water use,” Olivares said.
Stocktonia, Jan. 19, 2023
Effective January 1, 2023, the Directors of Emergency Services for San Joaquin County proclaimed an emergency due to the series of winter atmospheric rivers. The emergency was proclaimed because San Joaquin County was affected by a “public calamity” when the Board of Supervisors was not in session.
The California rule only applies to new car sales, so consumers could still buy and own used cars that run on gasoline, and they could cross state lines to buy new cars that run on gasoline. And nobody is going to take that classic Corvette away from you.
Inside Climate News, Sept. 1, 2022
Amid deadly heat waves and new evidence showing that wildfire smoke may contribute to premature births, the Biden administration is creating a new federal office to address the health consequences of climate change and their disproportionate effects on poor communities.
The New York Times, Aug. 30, 2021
The Manteca Bulletin interviews a Manteca resident that wants to bring environmental justice to the table for Manteca’s future plans.
Manteca/Ripon Bulletin, Mar. 18, 2019
Giving neighborhoods a voice: Environmental justice workshop focuses on practices, resources aimed at helping communities
The Record writes on the SB 1000 workshop provided at Stockton and interviews Jonathan, Catholic Charities, to discuss what Environmental Justice is.
The Record, February 20, 2019
The Record writes about the Stockton General Plan’s voting extension due to the letters of concern from the Sierra Club, the Healthy Neighborhoods Collaborative and the San Joaquin County League of Women Voters.
The Record, October 26, 2018
Minerva Perez, StreetsblogCAL, gives background information about the Draft Regional Transportation Plan/ Sustainable Communities Strategy
StreetsblogCAL, July 9, 2018
Safe Routes to School National Partnership writes a blog about the Regional Transportation Plans (RTPs).
Safe Routes to School National Partnership, July 5, 2018
Christopher Escarcega, ClimatePlan, with Yolanda Park, Catholic Charities, gives a background on what the San Joaquin Communities look like in the next 20 years.
ClimatePlan, May 9, 2018
Yolanda Park gives a background on Environmental Justice and the Program as a part of this newsletter.
Because We Are Catholic, September 8, 2017
Yolanda Park, Catholic Charities, and Jesus Andrade, Stockton Council-member, discuss the impact on a new route to disadvantaged communities in South Stockton.
StreetsblogCAL, August 10, 2017
The Environmental Justice Program launches a new solar initiative (learn more about our partners Catholic Climate Covenantand Sungevity)
National Catholic Reporter, August 19, 2014
The California Environmental Protection Agency released their new environmental justice screening tool.
Stockton Record, April 30, 2014