IVAN Kings Deployment

IVAN Kings Deployment

The IVAN Kings project is a model that demonstrates the power of collaboration and innovation through the establishment of community-driven environmental enforcement entities that are efficient, effective, and transparent in protecting human health and the environment from toxic harm.

This concept evolved from a series government-sponsored bus tours that occurred throughout the country over the past ten years. These events brought together state, local, and federal environmental regulators to attend daylong bus tours and workshops conducted by community residents and advocates. Using this model, the Imperial Valley IVAN team, led by CCV, implemented a similar series of “Toxic Tour” bus tours in the Imperial Valley.

2014 Coachella Environmental Health Leadership Summit

Coachella Summit 2014

The 2014 Coachella Environmental Health Leadership Summit is a community-centered event that will feature the perspectives and challenges of communities, governments, stakeholders, and others with passion and expertise in matters of environmental health. The program will feature speakers from the State Legislature, federal and state agencies, local governments, public interest groups, residents and academia.

The summit is designed as a forum for participants to network with others from a variety of backgrounds in order to access resources, strategies, and tools that will support their individual program goals. Summit participants will explore paths to environmental justice by seeing it in action by way of innovation and collaboration. This summit will be stimulating, enlightening, and most importantly constructive.

The summit features:

  • A sustainable Salton Sea
  • Restoring the living environment
  • Human rights to water and sanitation
  • Neighborhood transformation

IVAN Online Mobile App

IVAN Mobile App

The IVAN Online mobile app is a white label version of the Ushahidi mobile application; an open source platform for information collection, visualisation, and interactive mapping.

This app empowers the community, government, non-profit, academia, and others to collaborate in the reporting and tracking of environmental concerns. It provides for community policing through the use of crowdsourcing technologies.

The app comes with IVAN deployments preloaded but can also synchronize with any other Ushahidi or Crowdmap deployment.

Mobile technologies provide a remarkable opportunities for the use in environmental policing. In essence, smartphones are portable, internet-enabled computers with a variety of sensors. They provide us with a set of powerful research tools for collecting data such as global positioning systems (GPS), access to geographical information (GIS), microphones, accelerometers, and cameras.

Comite Civico Del Valle, Inc.

Comite Civico Del Valle

The CCV site was revamped using the bootstrap framework, a sleek, intuitive, and powerful mobile first front-end framework for faster and easier web development.

Comité Civico del Valle located in Imperial County, California was established by Jose Luis Velez, a retired farmworker in 1987 to help other farmworkers and the larger community. The organization was formally established in 1989 to serve the needs of the underserved Imperial County residents.

Like many organizations, Comité started out as a service provider by helping residents of Imperial County to gain citizenship through citizenship classes. Later the organization began to widen its mission to include health and social service topics such as, HIV education and testing, nutrition and asthma awareness. Through its work in asthma and pesticide awareness, the focus of Comité has evolved to include advocacy through resident education and participation in research studies. Comité is poised to continue its work in advocacy after the implementation of the first ever Grassroots Environmental Health Conference. The mission of Comité Civico del Valle, Inc is to improve the living conditions of our communities through education, capacity building and civic participation. Our vision—to live in healthy, prosperous and informed communities. Our motto—Informed people create healthy communities

MFCC USA

MFCC-USA

The MFCC USA site a a group of Catholic families that together join efforts to promote both human and Christian values within the family setting. Applying these values to the community and to people's lifestyles allows for families to form stronger, value centered persons. It also allows for these families to become educators of faith by strengthening consciousness of their evangelizing mission to families, the church, and the community as a whole.

Internationally, the MFCC USA is part of the International Confederation of Christian Family Movements (CIMFC).

Nationally, the MFCC USA is spiritually advised by a Bishop who represents the MFCC-USA before the Episcopal Conference of the United States.

In the U.S., the MFCC-USA is registered and duly acknowledged before civil laws as a Non Profit Organization.

MFCC Calexico

MFCC

The MFCC site is part of a national movement of parish groups of families that meet to reinforce Christian Catholic values and encourage active fellowship between families.

Families are placed in groups of five to seven families and meet twice per month in each other's houses.

At the meetings parents discuss their opinions on certain topics and then commit to implement actions that positively affect families in the community.

EPIC805

EPIC805

The Environment in the Public Interest Crowdsourcing 805 (EPIC805) is a public trust resource watch network seeking to locate, document, and inform appropriate agencies to resolve observed environmental violations in the San Luis Obispo County.

The EPIC805 project fills a needed gap between citizens and government agencies to solve local problems that threaten our water, our land, our way of life on the Central Coast.

CASE

CASE

Community Action And Strategies For Empowerment, Inc., (C.A.S.E.) is a California non-profit public benefit corporation duly organized and recognized by the California Secretary of State (C#3502721) (September 10, 2012).

CASE is responsible for developing community policing programs that serve as cost-effective and powerful deterrents. Their programs couple the use of regional task forces with technology and community intelligence in spotting, targeting and fixing "broken windows" at a local level.

MPA Action Network

MPAAN

This is home of the Marine Protected Areas Action Network (MPAan). The MPAan is part of a 3-year pilot project to develop and implement an effective statewide Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) enforcement program.

The program will ultimately cover all of the 840 square miles of state MPAs that represent 16% of California‘s coastal waters.

Fracking Track

Fracking Track

The FrackingTrack project is the California Coastkeeper Alliance's efforts to track and report fracking.

Fracking is the propagation of fructures in a rock layer caused by the presence a pressurized fluid. It's a technique used to release petroleum, natural gas, or other substances for for extraction.

IV Health Guide

IV Health Guide

The Imperial County Environmental Health Resource Guide provides information for Imperial County residents to take action to report environmental health issues in the community.

You will find important phone numbers, internet addresses, and tips to create and maintain a healthy environment.

This resource guide was made possible thanks to the contributions of the Imperial County Environmental Justice Task Force

Fiscalbus

Fiscalbus
Fiscalbus is a free website dedicated to school business professionals in California. It's efforts are focused on three main goals:
  • To provide school business professionals with the knowledge to be able to quickly and accurately calculate complex calculations and manipulate large amounts of data by teaching them power formulas and programming techniques
  • To create tools that increase productivity, effectiveness, and timeliness by automating repetitive tedious tasks with the click-of-a-button thus eliminating manual errors and reducing turn-around time from hours to minutes
  • To create a closed network of school business professionals that collaborate experiences, ideas, and resources fostering an environment where members feel safe and respected

IVAN Online

Imperial Visions Action Network (IVAN)

The Imperial Action Vision Network (IVAN) project is a model model that demonstrates the power of collaboration and innovation through the establishment of community-driven environmental enforcement entities that are efficient, effective, and transparent in protecting human health and the environment from toxic harm.

This concept evolved from a series government-sponsored bus tours that occurred throughout the country over the past ten years. These events brought together state, local, and federal environmental regulators to attend daylong bus tours and workshops conducted by community residents and advocates. Using this model, the Imperial Valley IVAN team, led by CCV, implemented a similar series of “Toxic Tour” bus tours in the Imperial Valley.

IVAN Monitoring

IVAN Monitoring

The IVAN Monitoring project is a network of community members monitoring for radiation in the Western United States.

This community-based environmental reporting site is modeled after the IVANOnline tool in Imperial Valley.

Environmental Health Leadership Summit

Environmental Health Leadership Summit

Imperial County Environmental Health Grassroots Leadership Summit 2011

Comite Civico del Valle, Inc.(CCV) and the National Latino Research Center (NLRC) at California State University San Marcos, in collaboration with many community-based organizations, government agency representatives, elected officials, grant-makers, and Imperial County resident leaders, designed a summit meeting to convene and engage stakeholders (partnerships and collaboration) with the purpose of increasing awareness of the significance of environmental health disparities (research and education), and building capacity (leadership and civic engagement) to identify and promote community-based solutions to improve health and quality of life for all residents in Imperial County.

The inaugural Summit - held on June 2, 2007 - and subsequent summits - held February 28, 2009 and May 22, 2010 – brought together residents, educators, community leaders, health care providers, and environmental justice advocates to discuss important environmental health concerns in Imperial County. The purpose of each year’s summit is to raise awareness about environmental justice issues, present new data and research, identify key priorities and discuss evidence-based strategies to address key issues in Imperial County in the coming years. The 2011 summit will take place November 16-17, 2011.

EJ Taskforce

EJ Taskforce

The Environmental Justice Taskforce Group site is a team collaboration tool designed specifically to make environmental teams communicate better.

An intranet in a box with: a blox, a wiki, a calendar, a to do list, a shoutbox, and a dashboard to manage it all.

IVAN Coachella

East Coachella Valley IVAN

The East Coachella Valley IVAN is a community organization that protects the environment and well-being of residents in the East Coachella Valle.

This community-based environmental reporting site is modeled after the IVANOnline tool in Imperial Valley.

IVAN Imperial

Imperial Valley IVAN

Imperial Valley IVAN is a community organization that protects the environment and well-being of residents in Imperial County, California. This is the first community-based environmental reporting site in all of California, and it's for you to tell us about environmental problems and environmental damage in Imperial County.

We are the proud residents of Imperial County, Calif. We love our open spaces, our breathtakingly big sky, our rugged and diverse landscape and the unique character of our part of California.

We want to protect our special area of California for future generations and ensure that Imperial is a healthy place for everyone to live.

Our task force brings attention to environmental issues in Imperial County and works to resolve them. These issues include water pollution, dumping and/or burying of toxic materials, air quality, contaminated land, unsecured sites where chemicals are stored, illegal transport of hazardous materials, etc.

Kern Environmental Enforcement Network (KEEN)

Kern Environmental Enforcement Network

The Kern Environmental Enforcement Network (KEEN) aims to assist with the enforcement of environmental health laws in Kern County through a partnership between community members and agencies. Partnering with community members can greatly expand and assist the enforcement capacity of agencies by speeding up the identification of problems and providing witness accounts for investigations. The project combines online reporting of problems with convening a multi-stakeholder task force to address reports.

KEEN is modeled on a very successful project implemented in Imperial County called Imperial Visions Action Network or "IVAN".

California Vision Action Network (CALVAN)

California Vision Action Network - CALVAN

California Vision Action Network - CALVAN is promoting and enhancing environmental protection through creative partnering in engineering, science and technology.

With collaboration of Global Ties, San Diego Coastkeeper, Z Data Solutions LLC and Resources Legacy Fund Foundation that recognizes the importance of preserving, restoring and protecting marine ecosystems.

The collaboration is directly engaged in the hi-tech development of a community policing/crowd sourcing model for safeguarding California's Marine Protected Areas (MPAs).

San Diego Ocean Watch Action Network

San Diego Watch Action Network

The San Diego Ocean Watch Action Network - SDOWAN project tracks the activity in the Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) in the San Diego coastal area.

The two most significant MPAs in San Diego are at South La Jolla (from Missouri St. north to Palomar St.) and at Swamis Reef (from the northern boundary of Cardiff State Beach, north to Moonlight Beach. South La Jolla and Swamis Reef are two of San Diego’s most iconic coastal treasures, and are finally getting the protection they deserve. The MPA complex at South La Jolla includes a 4.7 square mile fully protected SMR, and Swamis SMCA is San Diego County’s largest MPA checking in at just over 12 square miles

Marine Protected Area Track (MPATrack)

MPA Track

The Marine Life Protection Act (MLPA) of 1999 directs the state to redesign California's system of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) to function as a network in order to increase coherence and effectiveness in protecting the state's marine life and habitats, marine ecosystems, and marine natural heritage, as well as to improve recreational, educational and study opportunities provided by marine ecosystems subject to minimal human disturbance

The MPATrack Project will create a database to track the activity on each MPA to better manage these resources as well as tracking information needed for adequate enforcement.

Comite Civico Del Valle, Inc.

Comite Civico Del Valle

Comité Civico del Valle located in Imperial County, California was established by Jose Luis Velez, a retired farmworker in 1987 to help other farmworkers and the larger community. The organization was formally established in 1989 to serve the needs of the underserved Imperial County residents.

Like many organizations, Comité started out as a service provider by helping residents of Imperial County to gain citizenship through citizenship classes. Later the organization began to widen its mission to include health and social service topics such as, HIV education and testing, nutrition and asthma awareness. Through its work in asthma and pesticide awareness, the focus of Comité has evolved to include advocacy through resident education and participation in research studies. Comité is poised to continue its work in advocacy after the implementation of the first ever Grassroots Environmental Health Conference. The mission of Comité Civico del Valle, Inc is to improve the living conditions of our communities through education, capacity building and civic participation. Our vision—to live in healthy, prosperous and informed communities. Our motto—Informed people create healthy communities