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Blog: Transforming Toxic Hot Spots with Justice at the Center 

May 10, 2016

Green Zones taking shape in Minneapolis   By Shalini Gupta — May 10, 2016 The City of Minneapolis held its first official Green Zones Working Group in April, with a stated commitment to be guided by community members that would identify solutions …

Blog: Coming Clean and the Campaign for Healthier Solutions

April 18, 2016

Two out of three food cans tested have toxic BPA in the linings, even higher at Dollar Store chains By Sarah Goodspeed — April 18, 2016 Photo by Joaquin Sanchez – www.nontoxicdollarstores.org The Campaign for Healthier Solutions and partners released …

States Suing EPA

February 10, 2016

Across the U.S., 27 states are suing the EPA over the Clean Power Plan. On February 9 they successfully petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court to stay the rule. This means that states do not have to move forward in their compliance planning. The next step w …

Animation: What is Environmental Justice?

November 2, 2015

This 3 minute animation follows young Maya as she sees the pollution in her neighborhood, wonders why other neighborhoods do not have the same burden, and how her community is being “played” as pieces in a policy game. When others outside her community …

Our Power Campaign National Gathering

October 1, 2015

CEED sponsored a delegation of four women of color organizers to the Climate Justice Alliance Our Power Campaign National Gathering in Richmond, California in August 2014. Richmond is a working class, and predominantly people of color community in the …

Climate Justice at the USCANS/REAMP Joint Conference

July 18, 2015

To highlight the need for resourcing and integrating environmental and climate justice into climate policy and advocacy in the Midwest, CEED and environmental justice partners Little Village Environmental Justice Organization (Chicago), Communities for …

Responding Together: Community Emergency Response Workshop

March 1, 2015

In 2012, the Zenteotl Project organized the first community-led emergency response event in Minneapolis. This year CEED will again be collaborating with the Zenteotl CERT Planning Committee to organize the second Responding Together Community Emergency …

CEED Hosts Bolivian Ally Sonia Davila

December 10, 2014

CEED hosted friend and fellow Indigenous women’s activist Sonia Davila in November 2014. We first met Dr. Davila in May 2013, when she hosted CEED staff and a group of Indigenous scholars on an exchange program in Bolivia. In Minnesota, Sonia presented …

Apply to the CEED Youth for Environmental Leadership & Learning (YELL!) Fellowship!

June 17, 2014

YELL! is a program for young people who are interested in social justice and protecting the environment. It is a program to empower youth of color to make a difference in their own communities through learning and hands on community projects. YELL! has …

20th Anniversary of Environmental Justice Milestone: What Next?

February 11, 2014

By Cecilia Martinez February 10, 2014 Justice Should Be Central To U.S. Climate and Energy Policy Feb 11th, 2014 is the twentieth anniversary of Executive Order 12898: Federal Actions to Address Environmental Justice in Minority Populations and Low-Inc …

Forum on Race, Climate and Community Health

January 15, 2014

Setting a New Compass for Climate Justice: A Forum on Race, Climate and Community Health [Foro sobre Raza, Clima y Salud Comunitaria – Español] gathered nearly 200 community activists, policy researchers, and government officials in St. Paul. The Janua …

Minnesota Environmental Review Revisions Must Have a Strong EJ Lens

August 29, 2013

In order to put environmental justice on the forefront of any revisions planned for the Minnesota Environmental Assessment Worksheets (EAW) and other environmental review documents, CEED submitted comments to the Environmental Quality Board. As they pl …

CEED Headwaters Foundation for Justice Award Honoree

August 9, 2013

CEED is the proud recipient of the 2013 Allies for Justice Award from the Headwaters Foundation for Justice for our work on environmental and energy justice. CEED formally received the award at the Headwaters Foundation for Justice’s 15th annual celebr …

Cecilia Martinez appointed to serve on National Environmental Justice Research Advisory Workgroup

November 6, 2012

The National Environmental Justice Advisory Council (NEJAC) has been asked to provide advice to EPA, specifically its Office of Research and Development (ORD), on 5 charge questions. The NEJAC Research Advisory Workgroup will formulate draft findings a …

CEED SUPPORTS Letter: Communities Across US Stand with Those Impacted by Sandy

November 6, 2012

JOIN CEED in supporting a letter in support of EJ advocates and communities calling for justice to be the foundation for all climate policy. You can read the full letter and sign on by going to http://www.movementgeneration.org/communities-across-us-st …

Environmental Justice working group meeting for Climate Action Plan

September 14, 2012

May 31st Community Dialogue hosted by CEED As a result of the pressure to build an Environmental Justice (EJ) focus on the Minneapolis climate action plan, the city and the department of sustainability have agreed to a include an EJ working work in the …

Twin Cities People’s Agreement on Climate Change

June 1, 2012

Peoples Agreement on Climate Change May 2012 Download [105.72 KB]   Read the Background to People’s Climate Agreement.

Elegant in Cancún

February 13, 2012

Women gathered at EsMex: an alternative climate forum in Cancún to discuss REDD+ as a strategy for dealing with climate emissions. A circle of women, surrounded by yet more circles of Indigenous women and men shared their thoughts about forests, life, …

US in the hot seat on REDD+

February 13, 2012

The event, “Launch of United States Strategy for REDD+ USAID,” was held today at COP 16. As U.S. negotiator Todd Stern publicly called upon us to have “measured expectations” for an international climate agreement, officials from U.S. AID and U.S. Trea …

Water warriors testify in Cancún

February 13, 2012

People working on water and climate change—water warriors—participated in a workshop organized at the alternate COP 16, known as Dialogo Climatico. At a session titled “Water, Dams and Disasters,” we heard moving testimonies from those affected by toxi …

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