Our Exciting New Logo Centers Our Community-Driven Work

Posted Jun 30, 2021, by Sarah Martik

Our organization looks a little different these days: of course, we’ve grown the size of our staff to be better prepared to address the challenges we face in Greene and Washington Counties head-on; but, we’ve also expanded the reach of our work to explicitly include not only environmental justice but also economic justice and how other social justice issues relate to those. It’s not that CCJ didn’t tackle these issues before – we just never had the capacity to really engage them in a meaningful way.

CCJ’s new logo by Pittsburgh artist Emily Simons

In light of this step forward for our organization, we thought it was time to really show everyone who we are.

We stand for people.

For our communities.

For families.

We stand for working to prevent harm and creating an environment and economy where everyone can thrive.

We are excited to work with all of you to improve our quality of life in southwestern Pennsylvania. Our new logo, designed by a long-time movement partner and CCJ ally, represents our people-focused mission.

We will also soon launch a new and improved CCJ website. Don’t worry, the information on this current website won’t be lost but will be simply moved to a new domain.

Additionally, our new CCJ merchandise will be available on our website when it is launched and also at upcoming in-person events.


  • Sarah Martik

    Sarah joined the CCJ team as a Community Organizer in 2017 after previous work in performing arts and foreign language education, and became our Executive Director in 2023. A resident of Coal Center, PA, she is excited to work on issues related to legacy coal mining and the connection between the Appalachian petrochemical buildout and increases in fracking in southwestern PA communities like hers. She has a Master’s Degree in Public Administration and Policy but often says that her undergraduate degree in Theatre from the California University of Pennsylvania has been more useful in her work than anything else (ask her why sometimes!). When she is not working, Sarah loves spending time with her fiancé, niece, and nephews, and going on walks with her "fur kid" Lucy. Contact Sarah at smartik@centerforcoalfieldjustice.org.

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