NCEJN Blog

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

Our Year at a Glance

NCEJN has entered new legal battles, on one of our longstanding issues, defending communities & challenging the harmful practices of the hog industry: General Swine Permit Challenge  Prohibition of Nuisance Cases against Swine Operations We worked closely with...

Final Quarterly Meeting of 2019 & Kwanzaa Celebration

We’ll be hosting our final Quarterly Meeting of the year in Rocky Mount, NC. We’ll be discussing speaking with the Racial Justice Equity Group about a variety of ongoing environmental and racial justice issues in the region. We hope you’ll join us as it will also be an end of year Kwanzaa themed celebration. Continental breakfast will be served at 9:30 a.m., please arrive on time! Attend to learn more and find out how you can get involved! Lunch will also be served.

New Aberdeen Elementary School

Aberdeen planners have given initial approval to a sweeping new neighborhood that would stretch from N.C. 5 southwest to Roseland Road and include more than 500 homes. A small neighborhood shopping area on N.C. 5 will lead to a 515-home residential subdivision near...

Sponsor the 2020 EJ Summit!

We need your support. Over the past few years, the NC Environmental Justice Summits have been the largest gatherings in the Summit’s 20+ year history. Our attendees include community organizers, lawyers, scholars, students, youth, and government officials. We could...

Steve Wing International Environmental Justice Award

WE WILL NOT BE ACCEPTING NOMINATIONS FOR 2020. Please send any supporting materials via email to: NCEJN EJ Summit CoordinatorsEmail: ncejsummit@gmail.com  History and Overview In 2007 Gary R. Grant proposed the SWIEJ Award to annually recognize an academic who has...

NCEJN Community Resilience Award

WE WILL NOT BE ACCEPTING NOMINATIONS FOR 2020. Please send any supporting materials via email to: NCEJN EJ Summit Coordinators Email: ncejsummit@gmail.com Overview The Community Resilience Award is designed to give the North Carolina Environmental Justice Network...

EJ Youth Vanguard Award

WE WILL NOT BE ACCEPTING NOMINATIONS FOR 2020. Overview  We believe in our young people and their desire to make our communities cleaner, safer, and productive. Environmental justice (EJ) means that people of all races, cultures, and incomes should be able to live in...