NJEJA is an alliance of New Jersey-based organizations and individuals whose mission is to create healthy, sustainable and just communities by eliminating environmental injustices in low income communities and communities of color. We work with communities across four priority areas: (1) local, state, and national policy development, (2) targeted campaigns and organizing, (3) advocacy, (4) training and technical assistance.
NJEJA is a recognized leader, on both the local and national levels, developing air pollution, climate change and public health policy from an environmental justice perspective. The Alliance is the only statewide organization in New Jersey that focuses on environmental justice issues and whose whose leadership and membership are predominately people of color. As a result of its unique leadership in the environmental arena, the Alliance has been successful helping to move environmental justice issues from the margin to the mainstream of environmental policy discussions.