Atlantic Climate Justice Alliance

Address

Somerset, NJ 08873

County

Somerset

Telephone

(732) 912-6376

Description

The Atlantic Climate Justice Alliance (ACJA) is a non-governmental collective of rural and urban community-based organizations focused on education and advocacy of underrepresented communities, race and ethnicity, economic development, and poverty alleviation — all with the wider aim of addressing climate change. Founded in 2017 as the New Jersey Coalition for Climate Justice, in June 2020 it became the Atlantic Climate Justice Alliance. ACJA is rooted in the environmental justice movement in that it centers efforts around educating, humanitarian relief, and advocacy against the disproportionate harm of climate change on marginalized communities.

The stated goal of ACJA is to create “[apply] the power of deep grassroots organizing to win local, regional, statewide, national and international shifts” regarding climate change and the unjust exposure of marginalized communities to its damaging effects.

​ACJA is committed to building and strengthening a wide culture of diversity, inclusion, and equity issues affecting our communities of color. And its uniquely global and diverse members, staff, administration, and communities—toward a more inclusive future.