No Justice, No Green

Submissions are due April 4, 2018 and are accepted in five thematic categories; Climate Heroes, No Justice, No Green, Watertopia, Wild CA and You Are What You Eat.

Social justice issues, such as poverty, race and gender, in relation to the environment

Questions to kick-start your thinking

Make a documentary

  • How do communities make an impact?
  • How about social & environmental justice groups?

Write your own story

  • What would a day in the life of a community organizer look like?
  • Invent a character to make us cry, laugh, or feel inspired.

Environmental justice facts to get you started

  • Environmental Justice (EJ) simply means making sure everyone has a fair chance of living a healthy life. 
  • Unhealthy environments can be anywhere (lead in water, pesticides in air, toxins in paint).
  • There are 17 principles of EJ drafted and adopted by the First National People of Color. 
  • According to 2010 census data, people of color make up the majority of those living within 1.8 miles of hazardous waste facilities in the U.S. 
  • EJ means involving everyone when making decisions that affect their health. 

Do your own research—a couple resources to get you started

Previous Submissions

Class of 2018

What Will You Do? (first place)

by Hector Nava of Alliance Piera Barbaglia Shaheen Health Serivces Academy

Do You Believe? (second place)

by Allen Lopez and Diego Borjas of Environmental Charter High School

We Are The Villians (third place)

by Citlalli Jimenez, Kim Perez, Dulce Torre and Katherine Romero of Katella High School

Previous Submissions

Class of 2017

Dollar Tree (best film)

by Cecilia Ribordy, Ariel Hyman, Josh Soares & Natasha Mandt-Rauch of Culver High School.

Water You Doing? (second runner up)

by Sequoia Sherriff, Zehra Patail, Kai Jacinto, Ella Del Rosario & Quinn Guy of Culver High School.


The remaining 4 categories

If the creative juices aren't flowing, you have other options.

Climate Heroes

Climate Heroes

People of communities making a positive climate impact.



Imaginative solutions for clean and sustainable water.

Wild CA

Wild CA

Animals, plants or natural systems found in neighborhood or nearby parks.

You Are What You Eat

You Are What You Eat

Elements of the food ecosystem like dining, agriculture, supply chain, and culture.