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Environmental Justice for All The Center on Race, Poverty & the Environment (CRPE) is a national environmental justice legal organizat... Read more

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This #GivingTuesday support our work fighting to decrease pesticide exposure in Latino communities. Across California Latino schoolchildren are exposed to poisonous pesticides at higher rates than their peers. Donate and help the Garcia family of Oxnard as they take on this injustice with the help of CRPE!

EPA tries to throw out case for California schools contaminated with pesticides

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This summer, Latino families filed suit to force the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to prevent discriminatory pesticide practices that allow children to be exposed to high levels of harmful chemicals. The EPA previously found that Latino schools are affected more than schools made up of other ethnicities. In other words, the California…Read More
The San Joaquin Valley is home to vibrant farmlands, but has high food insecurity among its farmworker communities. You know something is wrong with our food system if the people who harvest our food don't have access to it. That's why we launched our beginning farmers project to establish community run farms in the Valley's food deserts. Donate…Read More
We're taking back our food system! October 24th is National Food Day, an opportunity to bring attention to the issues most affecting our food system. Nowhere do these issues come together like they do in California’s Central Valley. The region has some of the most abundant farming in the world and high levels of food insecurity in farmworker…Read More
In California, Latino schoolchildren are exposed to pesticides at rates much higher than their white counterparts. Many schools in California’s farm country are located literally across the street from fields where industry routinely sprays dangerous pesticides, leading to immediate health issues and poor air quality. During the mid-1990’s, the…Read More
Kettleman City is a rural, majority Latino and farmworker community halfway between Los Angeles and San Francisco. It is home to the largest hazardous waste dump this side of the Mississippi and to shockingly high rates of childhood cancer, birth defects and miscarriages - two facts residents believe to be connected. Now the dump is looking to…Read More
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