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Lloyd Sealy Library
John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Environmental justice: New York City resources

Your guide to books, journals, databases and more on environmental justice, available at the Lloyd Sealy Library.

Suggested web sites

Center for Health, Environment and Justice (CHEJ)
Provides training and organizes around building healthy communities.


Environmental Justice Career Resources - Columbia University Center for Career Education Site
List potential places of employment for those interested in environmental justice careers.


Green Guerillas
The Green Guerillas "help people cultivate community gardens, sustain grassroots groups, grow food, engage youth, and address issues critical to the future of their gardens."

Just Food Just Food "empowers and supports community leaders in their efforts to increase access to locally grown food, especially in underserved New York City neighborhoods."

Natural Resources Defense Council New York City Chapter - Environmental Justice & Green Jobs Program
NRDC works with local environmental justice (EJ) leaders and communities to address EJ concerns and create green jobs.


 New York City Environmental Justice Alliance (NYCEJA)
Comprised of member groups based in low-income communities in New York, NYCEJA coordinates environmental justice campaigns and produces various publications.


nylpiNew York Lawyers for Public Interest (NYLPI) - Environmental Justice Program
"NYLPI’s Environmental Justice and Community Development Program provides legal and organizing assistance to low-income communities and communities of color in New York City on environmental and land use issues."

nys department of environmental conservation logoNew York State Department of Environmental Conservation - Environmental Justice Page
Includes links to environmental justice funding programs and other resources.


Pratt Center for Community Development
"The Pratt Center supports grassroots organizations and movements that push the New York City region toward environmental sustainability and equity by opposing policies and practice that unfairly burden low- and moderate-income communities."

West Harlem Environmental Action, INC. (WE ACT)
A non-profit organization involved with community organizing, advocacy, research, policy development and education. This site provides links to their publications.

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