Let’s Talk EJ

A Series of Public Dialogues on Nature, Environment, and Community in Orange County

Four people sit at the front of a room

Photo by Kim Serrano

Let’s Talk EJ is a collaboration between the UCI Community Resilience Project, Sacred Places Institute for Indigenous Peoples, and the new coalition OCEJ (Orange County Environmental Justice).

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Past Events

Let’s Talk EJ #2: Will the Revolution Be Funded? GGRF Explained
State funding has been key for advancing sustainability and climate mitigation efforts in California, but is the distribution of that funding equitable and just? Come learn with UCI researchers about Greenhouse Gas Reduction Funds spending in and around Orange County. California’s Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund (GGRF) earmarks 10% of state cap-and-trade monies to be spent within EJ communities, with 25% benefiting them. How does this funding get down to the local level, and who is it really serving? How can we shift this?
Wed June 14 | 6-8 pm | 13252 Garden Grove Blvd, Garden Grove, CA 92843-2205
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Three women laugh together

Photo by Bao Nguyen

Let’s Talk EJ #1: A Snapshot of Environmental Justice in Orange County
Join us in Garden Grove as we launch Let’s Talk EJ, a new series aimed at building and strengthening a local learning community regarding environmental justice. The series will invite and create space for stories about environment, nature, and justice in the ancestral territory of the Tongva and Acjachemen Nations, now known as Orange County. At the June 7 event, panelists will include representatives from local Native Nations and people of color-led environmental justice organizations in Orange County. Panelists will discuss historic and contemporary Indigenous and environmental justice activism in southern California. We welcome you to join us in exploring the past, present, and future of EJ in this region.
Wed June 7 | 6-8 pm | 13252 Garden Grove Blvd, Garden Grove, CA 92843-2205
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