WELCOME TO EJC!

Eco-Justice Collaborative (EJC) invites you to work with us to rethink, imagine and then build a future based on sufficiency and a respect and care for all who inhabit this planet.

Get involved?  It's easy. Sign up to subscribe to our blog by email.  Come to one of our events.  Support one of our campaigns, by signing a petition or writing a letter.

And, be sure to explore our website, which features innovators; visionaries; and analyses about how best to meet today's social, economic and environmental challenges.

SUBSCRIBE BY EMAIL

Receive blog posts by EJC as they are posted by subscribing here.

Enter your email address below:

CALL TO ACTION

With 58 operating coal ash dams and 15 “legacy” ponds that pose a danger to adjacent communities, Illinois ranks first in the nation in total number of coal ash ponds. Tell Governor Rauner not to let coal companies dump their waste in our communities and then walk away.

Dynegy Coal Ash Leaching Middle Fork

 

 

 

 

Old King Coal – WBEZ 91.5 Chicago HEAT OF THE MOMENT

"This isn’t coal country. Not anymore. The coal still comes out of the ground, but without many workers." Coal mining is a changing industry, and more and more it's leaving its workers behind. This story illustrates that point, but also serves as a reminder that while the coal industry phases out, we need to be compassionate and cooperative with the communities that will be impacted by it's absence ...
Read More

 

 

 

 

Building a Case for a Coal Severance Tax

Coal production in Illinois is expected to rebound and remain strong over the next ten or more years. Why shouldn't Illinois join 22 other states, and adopt a coal severance tax that would bring back revenues to local governments in coal producing areas? A modest 5% tax on the gross value of coal could help communities diversify their economies, preparing them for a time when coal no longer is a viable alternative or has been ...
Read More

 

FOCUS AREAS

TRANSITION FROM COAL

ENERGY AND CLIMATE

RESILIENT AND SUSTAINABLE

 
UA-26950473-1