We all deserve a healthy and clean environment where our communities can thrive.

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What’s New 

Mapping Resilience

There is a need to better characterize and promote the notion of community resilience as part of broader adaptation strategies toward a vision that is deeply rooted in climate justice and equity. Various sectors are already implementing climate adaptation programs,...

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Our History

Asian Pacific Environmental Network (APEN) grew from a seed of an idea at the First National People of Color Environmental Justice Leadership Summit in 1991. For decades, working class communities of color around the country had been organizing locally to stop big...

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Why I Fight for Environmental Justice

Remembering the 2012 Richmond Refinery Fire Seven years ago this month, in August 2012, a massive fire at the Chevron refinery in Richmond covered the city in toxic smoke and sent 15,000 local residents to the hospital. APEN’s Political Director, Laiseng Saechao, was...

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Our History

For over two decades, APEN has been building the power of Asian immigrant and refugee communities on the frontlines of fighting big polluters.

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Together, we are stronger than the crises that threaten us.

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  • Are fluent in Mandarin, Cantonese, Mien, Khmu, or Lao or
  • Have professional filmmaking, photography and/or graphic design skills or
  • Are from the Oakland Chinatown or Richmond’s Southeast Asian communities

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