710 FWY Expansion Project
One of the main reasons why EYCEJ was started was due to the plan brought forth by Gateway Cities Council of Governments, METRO & CalTrans to expand the capacity of the I-710 FWY by nearly 3-times due to projections of free-trade increase.
BNSF SCIG Railway
The proposed BNSF Southern California International Gateway (SCIG) railyard threatens the health, safety, and quality of life of local residents, students, and workers. BNSF Railway, owned by Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc., is planning to construct a huge new yard, about 4 miles from the Ports covering sections of Long Beach, Wilmington, and Carson and neighboring residential communities, schools, day care centers, senior centers, and churches. Along with the proposed expansion for the existing Union Pacific Intermodal Container Transfer Facility (UP ICTF), the cumulative impacts from the 3 million containers a year coming to these neighborhoods can be detrimental to the local communities.
Cumulative impacts from environmental pollution weigh heavily on environmental justice communities. Such impacts represent the reality of living in over-burdened areas where socio-economic, environmental and health factors combine to create deleterious effects on the most vulnerable populations.
- December 13, 2013
- La Cosecha Collectiva Harvest DayStarts: 1:00 pmEnds: December 13, 2013 - 5:00 pmLocation: EYCEJ Community Room - 5117 Kinsie st Commerce CA 90040Description: La Cosecha Collectiva Harvest day is a biweekly gathering of local gardeners/EYCEJ members sharing their homegrown produce. Each Cosecha Collectiva member contributes to the collective harvest and delivers their produce before 1pm on Fridays. All gardeners then collect a Harvest Basket of all the produce.
If you have a home garden and are interested in participating in this vegetable exchange, please contact the EYCEJ community organizer, Hugo: 831.334.2522
- December 14, 2013
- Planting the Seeds of Change- End of the Year BrunchStarts: 11:00 amEnds: December 14, 2013 - 1:00 pmDescription: The Planting Seeds of Change year-end brunch is an opportunity to celebrate our victories, reflect on lessons learned, recognize our members & allies, and fundraise for the following year.
The donations received at Planting Seeds of Change allow EYCEJ to proved free services and workshops for our members in 2014.
For More Information: Call 323.263.2113
- December 24, 2013
- EYCEJ Office Closed-Happy Holidays!Starts: 12:00 amEnds: January 2, 2014 - 12:00 amDescription: See you next year! :)