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ABOUT ECO-JUSTICE COLLABORATIVE

Eco-Justice Collaborative (EJC) is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit.  We advocate just and sustainable changes that respond to climate destruction, resource depletion, and the gap between rich and poor; and we create public forums that explore pathways to a just, resilient, and environmentally sustainable future.

REINVESTING IN THE HEARTLAND

Illinois  is the only major coal-producing state with production on the rise. Yet out of 25 coal producing states, it is one of only three that does not have a coal severance tax. While total employment accounts for just 0.2% of Illinois jobs, the industry costs the state budget nearly $20 million each year in services, subsidies, grants and economic incentives. 

It’s time for Illinois to collect a small fee from the multi-billion dollar coal industry and share it with coal-producing communities for economic development; environmental clean-up; job training; and health care. Given the social, economic and environmental costs of coal to Illinois residents, its time for coal to pay its fair share.

Busting the Coal Myths - Video by Eco-Justice Collaborative

TRANSITION FROM COAL

ENERGY AND CLIMATE

RESILIENT AND SUSTAINABLE

THE LATEST

  • Last Hours

    Last Hours

    Has the Paris climate summit made us complacent? Then this video will be the catalyst for action and movement building.
  • Extreme Weather Sounds the Alarm

    Extreme Weather Sounds the Alarm

    From droughts to floods to mega-storms, extreme weather over the past 365 days raises disturbing questions about future of our climate.
  • After Paris – Back into the Trenches

    After Paris – Back into the Trenches

    Yes, the climate agreement is historic.  But don't be fooled into thinking the work required to keep us safe is certain. Here's what you need to know.
  • U.S. Tries to Limit Climate Liability

    U.S. Tries to Limit Climate Liability

    The U.S. wants developing nations to agree to reduced financial aid and concede rights to liability and compensation for climate impacts.

Protect the Middle Fork from Coal Ash Pollution

Campaign to Protect the Middle Fork from Coal Ash Pollution 

Three coal ash pits located along the Middle Fork of the Vermilion River in Illinois threaten wildlife and drinking water supplies.  Two are unlined, and all three are leaking.  Join EJC's campaign to pressure Dynegy to protect the state's' only National Scenic River from coal ash pollution.

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Tell the Illinois Pollution Control Board to Act on Coal Ash Rules

Illinois was moving forward with rules that would regulate the disposal of coal ash. But the Illinois EPA has asked the IPCB to indefinitely stay its rule-making proceedings, concerned over industry-led legal challenges to the federal rule. With over 91 toxic sites, Illinois needs strong rules now.

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EJC Fall Delegation

Join a 2016 EJC Delegation to Southern Illinois

EJC hosts delegations to coal country as a way to transform delegates' understanding about the impacts of coal; provide support for frontline communities; and advocate for a just transition from coal to renewable energy. Interested? Planning is underway for a 2016 delegation to southern Illinois. 

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CELEBRATING COMMUNITY RESLIENCE

In each of these videos, speakers call us to recognize that we are capable of bouncing back from social, economic and environmental challenges facing us today, and move into meaningful actions to bring about essential change. Enjoy the common-sense solutions featured at the 2013 Great Lakes Bioneers Chicago Event, sponsored by Eco-Justice Collaborative.  

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