Moving a Mountain: A Neighborhood Success Story
This bilingual English/Spanish fotonovela, in a comic book format, tells the story of a community in Southeast Los Angeles County that successfully waged a three year campaign to close down a concrete recycling firm in their neighborhood. Communities for a Better Environment, an urban environmental organization, helped the community document health problems associated with the plant and build a broad-based environmental justice campaign. Community groups and schools who are working to reduce environmental health risks in their neighborhoods can use "Moving a Mountain".
- Download online - Free (separate English and Spanish versions)
- Order a printed copy - $3 (combined book with both English and Spanish versions)
School in the Middle: Teens Take on Toxics
This bilingual English/Spanish fotonovela, in a comic book format, tells the story of three young high school women who work with a community based organization to get some serious toxics cleaned up in their neighborhood middle school. They researched the issue and organized residents in their neighborhood. By putting pressure on environmental regulators, they caught the attention of state legislators. Community groups and schools who are working to reduce environmental health risks in their neighborhoods can use "School in the Middle" to demonstrate how mobilizing neighbors can lead to positive change.