Partners

Our partners

IVAN Commmunity Air Monitoring Network

The Identifying Violations Affecting Neighborhoods (IVAN) self-reporting tool is an online resource that allows members of the community to report any environmental violations that are occurring around them to the proper authorities. The IVAN program also contains an environmental justice task force that meets once a month to discuss reported incidents and the follow-ups by authorities with community members. The IVAN program brings together community, regulatory agencies, and environmental justice advocates to provide a better environment for all through conversations and a forum to discuss accountability.

The moderate success of IVAN served as a base for the development of the IVAN Air community air monitoring network (CAMN). The IVAN Air project is a collaboration between environmental justice, academia, regulators, and the community. IVAN Air consists of more than forty (40) community air monitoring stations that monitor air quality at the neighborhood level. Serving as a model for a community network the influence of IVAN Air is observed in the design of the AB 617 programs; Community Air Protection Program (CAPP) and the Community Air Grants. CAPP brings community monitoring following the IVAN Air model to disadvantaged communities throughout the state of California; one of the missions that IVAN Air had when it was conceived.

Salton Sea COEE

The Salton Sea Community, Outreach, Education, and Engagement (COEE) program has been implemented by Comite Civico del Valle in partnership with the Department of Water Resources since April 2017. With an endeavor of informing and educating the communities of Imperial and Coachella Valley , COEE engages the community about the past, current, and future situation of the decaying Salton Sea, its public health impacts, future projects, and also seeking a participatory involvement of the community in any decision made in benefit of the Salton Sea, byways of educational venues such as the creation of educational and informative materials, public service announcements, attending community events, hosting community workshops, and the school flag program.    

AIRE Collaborative

Comite Civico del Valle’s establishment of innovative Community Air Monitoring Networks in conjunction with strategic efforts in coordinating the Allies In Reducing Emissions (AIRE) collaborative, a concerted partnership with California environmental justice organizations, has presented us with the unique opportunity to achieve policy advocacy representation at the state level to promote the betterment of quality of life and public health in the Imperial Valley, as well as California.

Allies in Reducing Emissions (AIRE) is a concerted effort comprised of several leading environmental justice organizations throughout California addressing pollution and air quality concerns at the local and state-wide level.

AIRE’s core mission is the successful implementation of AB617, a landmark legislation that aims to address the inequity in air quality and the resources for underserved communities throughout California.

AB 617 Community Steering Committee

Comite Civico del Valle’s establishment of innovative Community Air Monitoring Networks in conjunction with strategic efforts in coordinating the Allies In Reducing Emissions (AIRE) collaborative, a concerted partnership with California environmental justice organizations, has presented us with the unique opportunity to achieve policy advocacy representation at the state level to promote the betterment of quality of life and public health in the Imperial Valley, as well as California.

Allies in Reducing Emissions (AIRE) is a concerted effort comprised of several leading environmental justice organizations throughout California addressing pollution and air quality concerns at the local and state-wide level.

AIRE’s core mission is the successful implementation of AB617, a landmark legislation that aims to address the inequity in air quality and the resources for underserved communities throughout California.