Our Work

We are growing our Environmental Justice program because Southerners face serious threats to their health, homes, and families from climate disaster and environmental devastation. We follow the lead of, and provide support to, long-established community organizations in their organizing and advocacy.

SCSJ holds conversations and hits the road to meet people where they are, learn about their most pressing needs, and then deploy our multidisciplinary staff in a community-centered approach geared toward building grassroots power.

Disaster Recovery & Resilience

Renewable Energy

Southern Movement Building

Environmental Justice News

Environmental Justice

Judge Upholds Caswell County Residents’ First Amendment Rights in Environmental Justice Case

A Caswell County Superior Court Judge affirmed local residents’ right to “petition their elected officials for redress of grievances” in an order Friday, dismissing an intimidation lawsuit filed against the Thomas Day-Caswell Holt Branch of the NAACP and their leadership.  Click here to read Superior Court Judge Edwin Wilson’s March 18 order.  “Caswell County residents…

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Mississippi Communities United for Prosperity

In February 2022, SCSJ supported Mississippians gathering from across the state for a Summit focused on the environment and social justice.

Chief Counsel for Environmental Justice

SCSJ is hiring a Chief Counsel to guide our growing environmental justice program. Apply today.

Neighborhood Action Against Landfills

In the early 2010s, SCSJ represented communities like the Rogers-Eubanks neighborhood in the fight against landfill expansion in Black communities.