Environmental Justice & Equity

Working to build economic, social and environmental justice (EJ) in New Jersey's urban communities faced with the disproportionate impacts of pollution. Campaigns include:

By Jenny Vickers

Coalition for Healthy Ports NY NJ

The Coalition for Healthy Ports NY NJ is a broad coalition of environmental, labor, faith, community, environmental justice and business organizations that seek to create sustainable ports in New York and New Jersey.

Kim Gaddy

Healthy Communities: Cumulative Impacts

We are working to establish model policies that "just say no" to toxic burdens in environmental justice communities faced with the cumulative impacts of pollution and related harm to human health and the environment.

Photo Credit: Press Office of the City of Newark

Climate Resiliency in Newark

Clean Water is working in collaboration with the NJ Environmental Justice Alliance and Ironbound Community Corporation in the South, West and East Wards of the City of Newark to create a Resiliency Action Plan (RAP).

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Governor Murphy's Administration Takes Action on Environmental Justice

Newark, NJ - Today, Clean Water Action joined NJ’s Attorney General Grewal and NJ Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner McCabe where

From We All Live Downstream

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November 23, 2022

On Saturday, November 19, 2022, Labor and Environmental Justice Advocates & Organizers, community stakeholders, small businesses, and representatives of youth and young professionals groups, rallied within Weequahic Park in the South Ward of Newark, New Jersey to celebrate the recent defeat of Amazon and to bring attention to the adverse impacts of Amazon’s Black Friday campaigns, how this hurts small businesses, workers and local communities like the South Ward of Newark and Elizabeth, New Jersey. 

October 10, 2022
Today, Clean Water Action encourages friends, Clean Water Action members, and partners in communities across the country to join us in recognizing Indigenous Peoples Day. 
Over 500 federally recognized Indigenous Nations share the geography of what is currently known as the United States, and hundreds more lack official recognition. This land has also become home to Indigenous immigrants from across the continent and around the world.
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September 1, 2022

Residents, community organizations, and small businesses banded together to defeat Amazon.