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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
- Has the Paris climate summit made us complacent? Then this video will be the catalyst for action and movement building.
- From droughts to floods to mega-storms, extreme weather over the past 365 days raises disturbing questions about future of our climate.
- 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.
- The U.S. wants developing nations to agree to reduced financial aid and concede rights to liability and compensation for climate impacts.
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.