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Minnesota’s SF 4 Bill: Decoding the 100% Clean Energy Commitment and What it Means for Environmental Justice Communities

Last week, Minnesota signed into law Senate bill SF 4, establishing an ambitious goal to achieve 100% clean energy by 2040, joining 25 other states with 100% clean energy or zero greenhouse gas emissions commitments. But what does this bill actually mean for environmental justice communities in MN, and what comes next?

How Women and Water Can Change the World: Celebrating Women’s History Month and World Water Day

Water and sanitation are essential for life, health, dignity, and prosperity. Yet, many people lack access to safe drinking water and sanitation services. Women and children can be especially impacted. In this blogpost, you can learn about why we need to value water as a human right and a common good. You will also find some practical ways that you can get involved in protecting and improving water quality and equity in your community.

Minneapolis Rezoning Commenting Workshop

In an effort to gather real-life experiences, concerns, and needs from affected community members, CEED, in collaboration with Community Members for Environmental Justice (CMEJ), is hosting a Rezoning Commenting Workshop on Wednesday, March 15 2023.

Incineration in Minnesota: The Environmental Justice Fight Against Hennepin Energy Recovery Center (HERC)

Back in December of 2022, CEED’s Natalya Arevalo connected with Akira Yano, a local organizer with the MNEJT. They talked about the HERC, its impacts, barriers to pushing for its closure, and how to maintain effective momentum. Take a look at their conversation.

On the Shoulders of Giants: A Scientist’s Reflections on the Intersection of Black History and a Just and Sustainable Future

As a Black woman, scientist, mom, and advocate for equitable access to safe, healthy, and sustainable environments, I am proud of the contributions that Black Americans have made to science, technology, and environmental advocacy. However, the history of systemic racism and oppression in the United States has made it difficult for communities of color to access safe and healthy environments. This reality is unacceptable, and it’s up to all of us to work together to build a more just and sustainable future. 

CEED Welcomes Dr. Kristi Pullen Fedinick as its New Executive Director

CEED announces the appointment of Dr. Kristi Pullen Fedinick as its new Executive Director

CEED welcomes Dr. Jalonne L. White-Newsome to the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ)

CEED welcomes Dr. Jalonne L. White-Newsome as the White House Council on Environmental Quality’s newly-appointed Senior Director for Environmental Justice.

A Framework for Local Action on Climate Change: 9 Ways Mayors Can Build Resilient and Just Cities

New Report from CEED and Center for American Progress on what cities need to do to build just and equitable communities in a climate change world.

What North is Breathing

Major Air Pollution Sources in North Minneapolis

CEJA Green Zones 2015

The Green Zones Across California report documents the efforts of
diver se communities across the state to develop new solutions to
long-standing environmental health and just ice issues in their