Huntington Park Group Receives Environmental Justice Award

The Huntington Park-based Communities for a Better Environment
was one of two southern California environmental organizations honored with the Environmental Protection Agency’s first annual Environmental Justice Achievement Awards.

Communities for a Better Environment focuses on environmental health and justice within working class communities of color through organizing, scientific and policy research, and legal assistance.

One of their key local initiatives it their role in the LA Apollo project, launched in 2006. The project's first goal is to create 2000 good paying, union, "green jobs" by the year 2009 for residents of LA's communities of color, while helping to improve the city's environment.