Founded in 1978, Communities for a Better Environment is one of the preeminent environmental justice organizations in the nation. Serving Southeast Los Angeles, Wilmington, East Oakland, and Richmond, the mission of CBE is to build people’s power in California’s communities of color and low-income communities to achieve environmental health and justice. CBE uses community organizing, legal action, scientific research, and civic engagement to empower California residents impacted by environmental racism so they can successfully confront threats to their health and well-being. CBE prevents and reduces pollution and builds green, healthy and sustainable communities and environments.
For SOMAH, CBE provides direct outreach to tenants and affordable housing providers in East Oakland and Southeast LA (including Bell, Bell Gardens, Commerce, Cudahy, Florence-Firestone, Huntington Park, Lynwood, Maywood, South Gate, and Walnut Park) to better ensure equitable access to the benefits of clean energy.
For more information about CBE and their involvement in SOMAH in Southeast LA, please contact Terez at firstname.lastname@example.org. For information about CBE in East Oakland, please contact Cindy at email@example.com.