Environmental Justice is a part of all of our work. Although EJC has multiple campaigns, we recognize that all of our work is interconnected. Environmental justice is at the center of these connections, as it represents a movement towards environmental, social, and economic improvements for everyone, especially those who have been systematically and disproportionately affected by climate impacts and pollution.
We work together at the intersections of race, gender, health, wealth, and environment to advocate for a future equitably shared by community members in North Carolina, the United States, and around the world.
EJC Environmental Justice Resources
The Eco-Justice Connection program is grounded in the Jemez Principles for Democratic Organizing, with Justice, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion (JEDI) Principles guiding our values. Click here to read our statement.
While the Safe Drinking Water Act guarantees all Americans access to clean, drinkable water, it hasn’t worked out that way in practice. Natural Resources Defense Council partnered with the Environmental Justice Health Alliance for Chemical Policy Reform (EJHA) and Coming Clean to analyze nationwide violations of the law from 2016 to 2019. Learn about the relationship between sociodemographic characteristics—especially race—and drinking water violations.
Environmental Justice Partners
NC Conservation Network
North Carolina Environmental Justice Network
NC Black Alliance
Ways to Take Action
Call Your Representatives
Join the movement for environmental justice by calling your elected representatives today. Together, we can pave the way for policies that dismantle systemic disparities and ensure that no community is left behind. Make your voice heard, demand change, and urge your representatives to support policies that address environmental inequalities. Act now for a more equitable and sustainable future! Find your representative here.