Orange County Environmental Justice

Orange County Environmental Justice (OCEJ) is a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environmental justice organization. Their mission is to advance environmental justice by mobilizing and empowering marginalized community members. In 2018, OCEJ partnered with the University of California, Irvine Department of Public Health, UCI Community Resilience, and Jovenes Cultivando Cambios (Youth Cultivating Changes) to collect soil samples in Santa Ana to identify areas of lead contamination. In addition, OCEJ has been collaborating with the City of Santa Ana to address environmental justice and lead contamination through the City's General Plan update, the City's long-term planning document.

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