New Jersey Environmental Justice Alliance (NJEJA)
The New Jersey Environmental Justice Alliance (NJEJA) is a statewide umbrella, all-volunteer organization comprised of nearly 40 groups (as of this writing) and individuals. NJEJA has three regional components organized geographically within the state—Northern, Central and Southern—to encourage and support local struggles. NJEJA meets quarterly. The regional groups are encouraged to meet quarterly and more often, as necessary. There is an 11-member Steering Committee, which conducts business and makes recommendations to the alliance between quarterly meetings.
The New Jersey Environmental Justice Alliance (NJEJA) recognizes that we need to share expertise, resources, and support one another in the struggle to secure environmental justice for all the residents of New Jersey.
NJEJA recognizes that human and environmental health are equally important to achieving and sustaining a high quality of life for all who live in the state. NJEJA will draft new regulations, laws, and public policies that seek to eliminate and prevent the disproportionate imposition of environmental hazards on and the violation of the civil rights of low-income and communities of color.
NJEJA understands that individuals and organizations committed to eliminating threats to human and environmental health may come from different professions, racial and ethnic backgrounds, and economic levels.
The Alliance embraces this diversity and abundance of experience and perspectives. NJEJA will use them to work in a mutually supportive manner to eliminate the threats to human and environmental health.
Last updated: May 16, 2009