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CCEEJ, a New EPA Technical Assistance Center, Holds Kick-off Meeting at SDSU

As part of the Center for Community Energy and Environmental Justice (CCEEJ) network, the Climate Science Alliance team participated in the kick-off meeting for the project held at SDSU in early August. Learn more about CCEEJ and meet the network on today’s blog!


CCEEJ Partners stand together for a group photo in the courtyard on a sunny day.

In early August 2023, project leads from the Center for Community Energy and Environmental Justice (CCEEJ) network convened at San Diego State University for the two-day kick-off meeting. Climate Science Alliance team members Amber Pairis and Diane Terry were in attendance, representing the Alliance’s involvement in the project on Indigenous-led climate adaptation and as community-connector to our vast network of 400+ cross-sectoral partners.


Based at San Diego State University, CCEEJ is a new EPA and DOE-funded Thriving Community Technical Assistance Center committed to providing technical assistance, training, and related support to communities to increase grant-getting, grant administration, and technical capacity. CCEEJ’s mission is to leverage and strengthen the assets of community organizations and Tribal nations by providing accessible and inclusive technical assistance in energy and environmental justice.


CCEEJ’s collaborative team comprises individuals from diverse institutions and organizations, each contributing unique expertise and experience: 

  • Environmental Protection Network

  • University of San Diego, Energy Policy Initiatives Center

  • Arizona State University, Center for Energy & Society

  • Center for Creative Land Recycling

  • Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals

  • Pacific Research on Island Solutions for Adaptation

  • University of Guam, Center for Island Sustainability

  • Climate Science Alliance

  • Public Health Alliance

  • Desert Research Institute


The Alliance looks forward to building off the discussions held at the CCEEJ kick-off meeting to support and catalyze actions that expand capacity and serve communities.


We encourage you to visit the CCEEJ website and sign up for their newsletter to stay updated: cceej.sdsu.edu 

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