NCEJN Blog

Here you can explore articles and stories that we are telling from the front-lines of climate change.

War & the Environment

World Beyond War is offering an online course on the relationships between war and environment In their words: "By understanding the costs of war to our species, the planet, and the economy, those involved in both the climate change and peace movements can work...

Community Engagement, Policy & Budget Action needed on Durham Park Contamination

Community members in East Durham, Lyon Park, Walltown, and Northgate Park, along with our allies from across Durham, continue to monitor with alarm the developments around the safety of our contaminated neighborhood parks and the people who use them.

It has been more than six months since any formal communication – outside of website updates that lack meaningful detail – between the City and County and affected communities. During this time, a group of more than 50 people has been keeping a watchful eye on developments even as we continue to be shut out of decision-making that directly affects our health and safety.

NCEJN is Hiring — Website Designer

We're excited to redesign our website! After 24 years of existence, our organization finds itself in a place of digital rebirth. As we work to design a new digital identity, we are seeking professional support in creating a website that is reflective of our needs,...

2024 Mini Fund Grant Awardees

The North Carolina Environmental Justice Network’s grant committee received thirty-two applications for the Mini Fund grant applications!  It was difficult to choose among the many compelling applications. After careful review, the Grant Committee selected nine awardees. There were many more organizations that we would have loved to support financially; we would love to build our relationship-support with them all.

We are excited to share the nine awardees with you all. We are also thrilled to support environmental justice work in its intersectional form – recognizing that “ecological violence is first and foremost a form of social violence, driven by and legitimated by social structures and discourses.” Thus, among the awardees is support for labor rights, police violence, and economic justice.  We look forward to hearing from all the awardees on their work in the 2024 NCEJN Summit!