Zines for Climate Justice in the Central Valley and Inland Empire

Zines; a creative expression. Have you heard of this medium before? 

In the case you haven’t, our friends at the Bindery describe zines as an avenue to “provide a safe, independent platform of expression for underrepresented and marginalized voices: Black, Indigenous & People of Color, young people, people with disabilities, the LGBTQ(+) community, persecuted religious groups, and people with limited economic resources”. The cool thing about zines is that there is no right or wrong way to create one – you just have fun and express your authentic message through an accessible, creative platform. 

Our Ambassadors went to work creating zines to express how they view their battleground regions of the Central Valley and Inland Empire. In case you haven’t heard of this program yet, California Environmental Voters Education Fund identifies, cultivates, and supports young leaders from California’s marginalized communities with the goal of building power in these regions to effect change on key issues like clean air, clean water, and climate resiliency. You can meet this year’s Ambassadors here.

See how our Ambassadors used this creative expression as a part of their campaign:

Yasmine's zine
Yulissa's zine
Shaira's zine
Anthony's zine
Salma's zine
Renna's zine
Gia's zine
Elianna's zine
Julio's zine
Chirayu's zine
Danyell's zine
Daniela's zine

For an opportunity to collaborate with our Ambassadors, please reach out to Yolanda Aguilar Candelario, Youth Advocacy Coordinator, at yolanda@envirovoters.org.  


California Environmental Voters (EnviroVoters) Education Fund, formerly the California League of Conservation Voters Education Fund, believes the climate crisis is here and this moment requires transformative change. EnviroVoters Ed Fund fights for equity and justice for all Californians, from voting rights to clean air and water. We work together to make government, policy, and voting accessible by conducting public opinion research, shaping the public narrative, organizing with allies and local communities, and educating legislators on pressing environmental issues. We won’t stop until we have resilient, healthy, thriving communities, and a democracy and economy that is just and sustainable for all. Join us at www.EnviroVotersEdFund.org and on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram