2015 Winner Committee for a Better Shafter Honored by Anthony Grassroots Prize

About Committee for a Better Shafter

Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment is pleased to announce Committee for a Better Shafter as the winner of the 2015 Anthony Grassroots Prize, an annual $1,000 Earth Day award recognizing an outstanding example of grassroots environmental stewardship. Committee for a Better Shafter, in addition to providing access to healthy food for low-income families, is mobilizing community members to take action on local environmental justice issues, including fracking, which is happening just yards away from their garden and their children’s school playground.

Press Release

Photos of Committee for a better shafter

Anabel Marquez

Anabel Marquez tends to the Shafter community garden while an oil rig looms nearby. Photo by Brooke Anderson.
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Committee for a Better Shafter & CRPE

From Left to Right: Juan Flores, Gustavo Aguirre, Rodrigo Romo, and Brooke Anderson pose for a photograph in the community garden. Photo by Brooke Anderson.
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Rodrigo Romo speaks

Rodrigo Romo holds a press conference at Committee for a Better Shafter’s community garden, urging Governor Brown to visit Kern County and see the impacts of fracking on local communities firsthand. Photo by Brooke Anderson.
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Rodrigo Romo

Rodrigo Romo tends to Committee for a Better Shafter’s community garden. Photo by Brooke Anderson.
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Committee for a Better Shafter

Anabel Marquez speaks out at at the March for Real Climate Leadership in Oakland.
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Playground Committee for a Better Shafter

Committee for a Better Shafter’s community garden shares a fence with Sequoia Elementary School, which is also where Rodrigo Romo’s children attended school.
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Shafter School and fracking 2

Committee for a Better Shafter’s community garden and Sequoia Elementary School are surrounded by orchards and oil derricks.
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Shafter School and fracking

Sequoia Elementary School in Shafter, CA is less than 100 yards away from fracking wells and oil rigs.
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