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Community Coalition for Environmental Justice (Seattle, Wash.)

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South Park Campaign Of The Community Coalition For Environmental Justice, Jonathan Betz-Zall Dec 2001

South Park Campaign Of The Community Coalition For Environmental Justice, Jonathan Betz-Zall

Jonathan Betz-Zall

This case study evaluated the effectiveness of the community organizing techniques used by the Community Coalition for Environmental Justice (CCEJ) in promoting the principles of grassroots organizing in its work in the South Park neighborhood of Seattle, Washington. This campaign, part of the SouthSeattleToxics Project, focused attention on the pollution caused by the Long Painting Company's activities. The CCEJ used traditional community organizing techniques to help South Park residents oppose this pollution; the residents formed their own organization to monitor progress even after the offending company has left town. The case study evaluated this work of the CCEJ in ...