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Eco-Justice Journey

Opportunities and information for education, advocacy, and action to accompany you on your own justice journey.

Tread Lightly for Holy Week

Tread Lightly for Holy Week. Here are some ideas: See if anyone at your church would like to organize a care for creation group to integrate earth care into all facets of church life. Environmental Ministries can help you get…

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Tread Lightly for Lent March 27

March 27 action: Be mindful of how much food you waste & decrease this. On average, Americans waste 1400 calories of food a day, while 49 million Americans were food insecure in 2008. Sources: http://www.plosone.org/article/info:doi/10.1371/journal.pone.0007940 and http://www.ers.usda.gov/Publications/ERR83/ERR83.pdf Throughout the Lenten…

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Tread Lightly for Lent March 26

March 26 action: Dispose of hazardous materials properly. Improper disposal of items like paint, motor oil, & pesticides can affect water quality. Find a disposal site: http://earth911.com/hazardous/ Source: http://cfpub.epa.gov/safewater/sourcewater/sourcewater.cfm?action=Quick Throughout the Lenten Season, daily ideas for learning or action on…

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Sign up for Eco-Notes from Environmental Ministries

Sign up for Eco-Notes, the e-newsletter for PC(USA) Environmental Ministries. The e-newsletter comes out approximately monthly. Here is March’s e-newsletter, which was sent out today. Stewardship of the Land: A Christian Community Gathering Please join us for a weekend retreat…

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Advocate for the Jubilee Act

Ask your Representative to co-sponsor the Jubilee Act for Responsible Lending and Expanded Debt Cancellation. As part of Ecumenical Advocacy Days I advocated on Capitol Hill for the first time. I asked for comprehensive immigration reform, and for the passage…

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Tread Lightly for Lent March 25

March 25 action: Some personal care & cosmetic products contain toxic ingredients. Search to see if the products you are using are safe at www.cosmeticsdatabase.com Throughout the Lenten Season, daily ideas for learning or action on environmental issues from “Tread…

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Support Eco-Justice with the TRADE Act

This past weekend I attended Ecumenical Advocacy Days in Washington D.C. It was an inspiring weekend full of people of faith who are concerned about fixing our country’s broken immigration system. I learned a lot this weekend about immigration, displaced…

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Tread Lightly for Lent March 24

March 24 action: Walk, bike, or take public transportation as much as possible. If you drive, combine trips, carpool, and accelerate and stop slowly. Throughout the Lenten Season, daily ideas for learning or action on environmental issues from “Tread Lightly…

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Tread Lightly for Lent March 23

March 23 action: Recycle as much as you can. Research local recycling drop off sites at http://earth911.com if your community does not have curbside recycling. Throughout the Lenten Season, daily ideas for learning or action on environmental issues from “Tread…

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Tread Lightly for Lent March 20-22

I was away for a conference at a hotel where the internet cost too much to use, so here are the past few days of Tread Lightly for Lent: Day 32-34 actions: March 20: Compost food scraps & use them…

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