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What is environmental racism?
Defined as the disproportionate distribution of environmental challenges to lower income Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) communities.
Who we are

​Formed in 2016, Orange County Environmental Justice (OCEJ) is a 501(c)4 multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environmental justice organization. 


We are developing grassroots leadership and advancing an environmental justice agenda within the ancestral homelands of the Acjachemen and Tongva Nations, now known as Orange County, California. 


What We Are Doing

Since our formation we have: 

  • Canvassed and surveyed 4,000 people living in the Orange County communities that are most vulnerable to pollution and negative environmental impacts

  • Produced an analysis of the most pressing environmental justice issues in our region as identified by these residents

  • Organized a committee of resident leaders who want to get involved in environmental justice issues

  • Launched "Let's Talk EJ", a series of education and outreach events bringing together a broad community of activists and leaders who are concerned about environmental justice in Orange County

  • Going into 2021

    • Mobilization in Santa Ana to address the soil lead contamination and create a community centered Health Action Plan

    • Re-Launch our PhotoVoice Project that sparks community dialogue on water quality & begin tracing potential sources of pollution.

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Our Mission

We bring the fight for environmental justice to Orange County through advocacy, public accountability, healing, and systemic transformation