• Engaging Community to Achieve Environmental Justice

    Government employees know how to address environmental crises; but, unless we live in communities with contaminated drinking water, searing heat waves, and pollution-induced asthma attacks, we can never truly understand the lives shaped by environmental injustice. Lower-income populations experience greater pollution burdens because community members are often not involved in the government approval decision-making process of polluting facilities proposed for their neighborhoods. Full story…
    (Posted by Tom Steel on Feb 6, 2020)
  • Environmental Justice for All

    Environmental Justice is the fair treatment of all races, cultures, and incomes regarding the development, implementation, and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations, and policies. Check out this video to learn more. Full story…
    (Posted on Sep 26, 2019)
  • California Resource Recovery Association: A Culture of Zero Waste

    (Posted by - TC Clark on Aug 22, 2019)
  • Through the Lens: A Photographic Look at CalRecycle's Programs

    Here is a small sampling of my favorite photos from the past five years. If you like what you see, don’t forget to follow California EPA on Instagram--we contribute images often and you can see what our partner departments are up to as well! Full story…
    (Posted by TC Clark on Aug 19, 2019)
  • Community Gardens–Providing More Than Food

    Research studies and personal experiences attest that community gardens provide environmental and social benefits in the face of environmental injustices. From mitigating climate change to increasing food access, community gardens positively impact lives. Full story…
    (Posted by Ciaran Gallagher on Jul 8, 2019)
  • Environmental Justice: Inclusive Decision-Making

    Last month I traveled to Lamont to present to community members about CalRecycle’s Environmental Justice Program, SB 1383 regulations and the estimated 50 to 100 new large-scale organic waste facilities that will be built in the state as a result, and how to participate in the formal rulemaking process. Full story…
    (Posted by Ciaran Gallagher, CalRecycle Capital Fellow on May 6, 2019)