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Literacy for Environmental Justice

July 20, 2012 by Bay Nature

Literacy for Environmental Justice (LEJ) is an urban environmental education and youth empowerment organization created specifically to address the unique ecological and social concerns of Bayview Hunters Point, San Francisco, and the surrounding communities of Mission, Potrero Hill, Visitacion Valley, and Excelsior.

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City Slicker Farms

July 20, 2012 by Bay Nature

City Slicker Farms is a pioneering urban agriculture and local food justice group working in West Oakland.

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Center for Environmental Health

July 20, 2012 by Bay Nature

The Center for Environmental Health is an Oakland-based national nonprofit working on issues of environmental pollution, toxics, and environmental justice.

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Urban Agriculture Takes Center Stage in West Contra Costa County

June 06, 2011 by Erica Reder

Organic and sustainable aren't terms often associated with Richmond, home to a Chevron refinery and a General Chemical plant. But those were two of the most frequently heard words on Saturday, at the first-ever West Contra Costa County Urban Agriculture Summit in North Richmond. Despite pouring rain, nearly 100 people gathered at Sunnyside Organic Seedlings to exchange ideas about bringing new models of food-growing to the area.

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LEJ’s SF EcoCenter Wins EPA Environmental Justice Award

January 28, 2011 by R. Adam Chasey

Nestled deep in the Bayview Hunters Point neighborhood among a tallow rendering plant, a wastewater treatment facility, a concrete plant, and one of the state's largest Superfund sites, the EcoCenter built by Literacy for Environmental Justice may just be the Bay Area's most innovative green building. And the federal EPA agrees.

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