LJI Environmental and Economic Justice Projects
LJI helped form the Environmental Justice Health Alliance (EJHA), a national alliance of EJ grassroots organizations affiliated with Coming Clean. These organizations work to reform the chemical and energy industries so that they are no longer a source of harm. The EJHA is working on a national Dollar Store campaign: The Campaign for Healthier Solutions to bring attention to the high levels of toxicity in Dollar Store products. Particu-larly those marketed to children.
Valle de Oro National
(VDONWR)/LJI Environmental Justice Collabora-tion: LJI is working in collaboration with the VDONWR to develop an environmental and eco-nomic justice strategic plan for the refuge. When completed, this will be the first national refuge to have such a plan as part of its evolution.
LJI Agricultural Project
LJI’s Agricultural Project seeks to support food justice in our communities by providing an outdoor agricultural classroom. The program provides on the job training, provides space for service learning, community gatherings, and educational activities. Volunteers at LJI enjoy organic vegetables for their families. The Agricultural programs seek to support traditional gardening practices, small farmers, and provide good organic vegetables to our communities.
LJI is a member of the Agricultura Net-work. We also partner with El Jardín de Wagon Mound that provides produce to the village Senior Center and works with the Wagon Mound Public Schools to support their