Partner Organizations: Committee for A Better Arvin, Center on Race, Poverty
& the Environment and Dolores Huerta Foundation
GCM Partner since: 2012
Polluter Profile: Arvin and the surrounding area of Lamont, are home to many
industries including a large compost facility, dairies, pesticide storage, oil
storage and pesticide superfund.
Ozone, hydrogen sulfide, PM 2.5, heavy metals
Asthma, childhood asthma
Community monitoring tools: Air sampling buckets, pollution logs and particle monitor
Positive results: Organizations, community and local
organizing groups have come together and have designed an air monitoring program
and have begun documenting air pollution and raising awareness in the media.