New Research: Newark Community Impacts of Mobile Source Emissions


The New Jersey Environmental Justice Alliance (NJEJA) is an alliance of New Jersey-based organizations and individuals committed to working together to create healthy, sustainable and just communities by eliminating environmental injustices in low income and communities of color. Together we support and work with communities through local, state, and national policy development, targeted campaigns and organizing, education, advocacy, training and technical assistance focused on critical environmental justice issues.

Recent Activities




The New Jersey Environmental Justice Alliance (NJEJA) Board of Trustees is pleased to announce that Melissa Miles will be assuming the leadership role of Executive Director for the statewide organization.

NJEJA Roundtalbe Recap: Environmental Justice and Clean Energy in New Jersey

{{New Jersey Environmental Justice Alliance, Dr. Ana Baptista & Dr. Nicky Sheats:}}

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New Jersey Environmental Justice Alliance, Dr. Ana Baptista & Dr. Nicky Sheats:

“We are hopeful that the Just and Equitable National Climate Platform will serve as the foundation for future climate policies. For too long, environmental justice communities were relegated to being sacrifice zones. This platform centers climate policies in economic and environmental transformations that will benefit all communities.”

MFN DC Lobby Delegation

NJEJA ED, Laureen Boles, pictured here as part of the 2019 Moving Forward Network DC lobby delegation on NEPA and freight pollution reductions policy.

2018 NJEJA Board Meeting

Board members and NJEJA ED, Laureen, following 2018 Board Meeting in New Brunswick. (L to R, Brianna, Kerry, Estrella, Nicky, Valorie, Ted, Laureen).

Laureen, Nicky, & Newark Council Pres. Crump

NJEJA ED, Laureen Boles, and Board President, Nicky Sheats, at Newark Central Ward CSO community stakeholder engagement meeting.

Newark Central Ward Community CSO Meeting

With local city leadership & community members gathering critical data on issues related to stormwater management & water quality in Newark.



2018 People's Climate March - San Francisco

Nicole Scott-Harris wit MFN Delegation to 2018 San Francisco People's Climate March and Sol2Sol.

2018 EJ Executive Order Signing

NJEJA Board Members Ana Baptista and Nicky Sheats present for signing of EJ Executive Order under the administration of Gov. Phil Murphy.

2018 Duke Law School Symposium

Nicole Scott-Harris, a panelist at 2018 DELPF Symposium, with Duke Law 3L and member of the Duke Environmental & Law Policy Forum, Jennifer Thelusma, following event.

2018 NJEJA Holiday Party in Trenton

Our Campaigns

Climate Resilience

As a member organization of the Coalition for Healthy Ports, NJEJA is actively supporting the campaign for “Good Jobs, Healthy Neighborhoods, & a Clean Environment” for Newark, NJ residents. The priority objectives of this campaign include equitable compensation for the city and environmental mitigation policies, like a ban on dirty pre-2007 diesel trucks and Zero Emissions standard for port operations.