LEJ in the News!
Vandals Damage Plants at Candlestick Point (CBS News, April 25, 2012)
Interviews with LEJ staff and student volunteers
Vandals Trash Native Plants Nursery (Bay City News, April 25, 2012)
Photos of the wrecked nursery
600 Clean City's East Side in 27th Coastal Cleanup (San Francisco Chronicle, Sept. 18, 2011)
Read about the success of Coastal Cleanup Day 2011, and how LEJ youth are helping to make a difference.
Press release: LEJ EcoCenter Wins National Environmental Justice Award from U.S. EPA (Dec. 15, 2010)
LEJ is proud to accept this prestigious national award for our groundbreaking work in building the EcoCenter at Heron's Head Park.
BAYCAT Fieldtrip to LEJ: Literacy for Environmental Justice --Zoom In 18, You Tube! (August 14, 2010) - Students tour the EcoCenter building and learn about health issues affecting youth in the Bayview Hunters Point neighborhood.
BAYCAT Fieldtrip to LEJ: Literacy for Environmental Justice --Zoom In 18, Apni Community (August 14, 2010) - Students tour the off-the-grid building and learn about health issues affecting youth in the neighborhood.
HOBA: Restore Habitat with Literacy for Environmental Justice, You Tube
EcoCenter Opens in Hunters Point Youth Outlook (April 22, 2010) - My favorite was the EcoCenter tour ... seen first hand where the youth will be learning about all types of Eco stuff.
5 Creative Environmental Organizations in San Francisco Matador Network (April 22, 2010)
A Green Building Grows in Unlikely Place NBC Bay Area (April 19, 2010) - We have zero PG&E bills here because we have no infrastructure to PG&E, said Laurie Schoeman. "Absolutely zero."
Earth Day at Heron's Head Park Neighborhood Fruit (April 18, 2010) - The friendly LEJ Youth were on hand talking about native plant restoration. These girls raise native plants to plant and restore the local wetlands.
City Grazing Goats at Heron's Head Earth Day Festival You Tube (April 18, 2010)
Bayview EcoCenter Ribbon Cutting and Community Celebration SF Station (April 18, 2010)
10th Annual People's Earth Day & Grand Opening of Ecology Education Center SF Station (April 18, 2010)
10th Annual People's Earth Day Celebration & EcoCenter Grand Opening BeyondChron (April 16, 2010)
Come See a Just and Sustainable Way to Twist, Turn on, and Flush Generation Green (April 16, 2010)
San Francisco Greenest Building to Open in Bayview Hunters Point San Francisco Sentinel.com (April 15, 2010)
10th Annual People's Earth Day Grand Opening of Ecology Education Center About.com San Francisco (April 15, 2010)
People's Earth Day's SF Birds Nesting American Avocets Sialia.com (April 14, 2010)
People's Earth Day in the Bayview on Sunday, April 18th Bayview Merchants (April 13, 2010)
San Francisco's EcoCenter Opens This Sunday at Heron's Head Park! China Industrial Designers Association (April 13, 2010) - The Heron's Head Park is the kind of thing that makes a social justice environmental activist's heart sing.
San Francisco's EcoCenter Opens This Sunday at Heron's Head Park! Inhabitat Design (April 12, 2010) - The Bay Area gears up for the grandma of all eco-parties --Earth Day!
People's Earth Day & EcoCenter Grand Opening KMVQ Movin 99.7 (April 8, 2010)
Youth EcoCenter to sprout on Earth Day San Francisco Examiner (April 7, 2010) - Environmental education center will break ground on Earth Day --Seven years after it proposed as the first off-the-grid building in The City.
10th Annual People's Earth Day & Grand Opening of Ecology Education Center Earth Day 2010 Action Center (March 27, 2010)
10th Annual People's Earth Day & EcoCenter Grand Opening Eventful San Francisco Metro Area (March 27, 2010)
People's Earth Day Berkeley KPFA 94.1 (March 25, 2010)
The Welcome to the NeighborHOOD Project Event brite (February-March 2010)
Literacy for Environmental Justice at Heron's Head Park Sherwood Design Engineers (February 17, 2010) - The Center hosts events for all ages to educate the community on wetlands ecology and environmental issues with urban communities in the Bay Area.
The EcoCenter at Heron's Head Park Go to Blogger (February 18, 2010)
"Heron's Head Park Stone To Become a Traveling Exhibit" SF Weekly (January 12, 2010) - LEJ executive director Malik Looper said his organization has plans to have Velazquez build yet-another installation on the site of a new EcoCenter near the Heron's Head entrance
"San Francisco's Children's Museum Presents 'My San Francisco: A Neighborhood Mashup'" Zeum (January 6, 2010)
"Welcome to the NeighborHOOD Project' at Sargent Johnson Gallery in San Francisco" Stark Silver Creek (December 28, 2009)
"Environmental Education Off the Grid" Bay Nature (January-March 2010) - features Bayview Hunters Point residents youth is helping to shape their future community with Laurie Schoeman, project manager for LEJ
"Meet the Andy Goldsworthy of Heron's Head Park" SF Weekly (December 21, 2009) - features Heron's Head Park in Hunters Point is one of San Francisco's secret treasures
200 High Tech Volunteers Join Final Phase Construction of San Francisco’s “Greenest Building”
"Welcome to the NeighborHOOD," The Bayview Newspaper (October 27, 2009) - article by Project Coordinator La Constance Shahid on year-long collaboration between LEJ youth and artists
"National Parks Special: Bringing the Parks to the People," KQED Quest (September 29, 2009) - featuring LEJ's Bay Youth for the Environment program
"Students Saving the Ocean," Independent documentary trailer (October 7, 2009) - featuring LEJ youth leader Shante Austin and staffer Tracy Zhu at Coastal Cleanup Day
"Coastal Cleanup Day Brightens Bay Area Beaches," CBS5 (September 19, 2009) - featuring the students of Visitacion Valley Middle School and LEJ staffer Tracy Zhu at Candlestick Point SRA
"Tons of Junk Collected on Cleanup Day," San Francisco Chronicle (September 19, 2009) - featuring the students of San Francisco School and LEJ youth leader Brittany Brandon at Candlestick Point SRA
LEJ Names Malik Looper Executive Director
"Thousands Volunteer to Clean Up Bay Area Coast," San Francisco Chronicle (September 21, 2008)
Video of Heron's Head Park Educator Anthony Khalil speaking at Slow Food (August 29, 2008)
"A Breath of Fresh Air in the Bayview: Building an Oasis in One of San Francisco's Most Toxic Neighborhoods,"
SF Chronicle Op-Ed by La Constance Shahid (April 28, 2008)
"San Francisco Breaks Ground on Green Education Facility," Fog City News (April 23, 2008)
"Goats and Green at Heron's Head Park," San Francisco Bay Guardian (April 23, 2008)
"Groundbreaking of EcoCenter at Heron's Head Park," KTVU Channel 2 (April 22, 2008)
"Groundbreaking of EcoCenter at Heron's Head Park," KRON4 News (April 22, 2008)
"Groundbreaking of EcoCenter at Heron's Head Park," NBC11 (April 22, 2008)
"Off the Grid EcoCenter," Your TV 20 (April 22, 2008)
"San Francisco Breaks Ground on Green Education Facility for Youth in Bayview Hunters Point," San Francisco Sentinel (April 22, 2008)
Bayview Youth Advises Navy on Shipyard Clean-Up
Hunters Point Projects Win National Garden Award
LEJ Staffer Joins Statewide Policy Thinktank