Los Angeles Environmental Justice Movement

The Los Angeles Environment Justice Movement is more than 25 years old. One of the first organizations to fight for environmental justice was Concerned Citizens of South Central Los Angeles founded in 1985. In 1989 California Communities Against Toxics was established at Santa Isabel Church in East Los Angeles which has now evolved into a coalition of over 70 member Environmental Justice Organizations throughout the State of California. In 2005 the Los Angeles Environmental Justice Network was established and currently meets once a month to discuss Environmental Justice issues and collaborative advocacy actions.

The Wilmington Coalition was established in April 2001 as a committee of residents to fight Port of Los Angeles expansion into the community and was shortly thereafter renamed the Coalition For A Safe Environment (CFASE).

Los Angeles Area Environmental Justice Community Organizations

  1. Action Now (AN)

  2. California Communities Against Toxics (CCAT)

  3. California Kids IAQ (CKIAQ)

  4. California Safe School (CSS)

  5. Citizens Coalition for a Safe Community

  6. Coalition For A Safe Environment (CFASE)

  7. Community Coalition for Change (CCFC)

  8. Community Dreams (CD)

  9. Communities for a Better Environment (CBE)

  10. Concerned Citizens of South Central Los Angeles (CCSCLA)

  11. Cumulative Impact Working Group-Green LA Coalition (CIWG)

  12. Del Amo Action Committee (DAAC)

  13. East Yards Communities For Environmental Justice (EYCEJ)

  14. Environmental Justice Network of Southern California

  15. Greater Baldwin Hills Alliance

  16. Los Angeles Community Action Network (LACAN)

  17. Los Angeles Environmental Justice Network (LAEJN)

  18. Los Angeles Port Working Group-Green LA Coalition (LAPWG)

  19. Long Beach Alliance For Children With Asthma (LBACA)

  20. Pacoima Beautiful

  21. People’s Community Organization for Reform and Empowerment (People’sCore)

  22. Play Fair at Farmers Field Coalition

  23. Society For Positive Action (SPA)

  24. Trade, Health, Environment (THE) Impact Project

  25. Union de Vecinos

LACEEN welcomes other Environmental Justice Organizations in the Greater Los Angeles area to advise of their existence so that we may add them to our listing. We apologize in advance for not knowing or remembering everyone.