Making a Case for Sufficiency Sustainable living has been simply defined as living in a manner that utilizes resources in a way that does not diminish their availability for future generations. This is a tough mandate for most of us in the developed world, given our penchant for an increasing array of products and services that bring us the “good [...]
Building a Resilient Economy – 10 Practical Tools The economy is changing. Dramatically. Coping with these changes means changing the way we do things. The path of the future involves root level, radical changes. Things we have always considered “normal” won’t work anymore. We must think LOCALLY, and act now to begin growing a resilient local economy.
1) Understand the Full [...]
Facing the Realities of Climate Change and Limitless Consumption In this interview, journalist Chris Hedges says we are emulating all of the mistakes complex societies have made over 5,000 years or more of civilization. But this time, when our civilization goes down the entire planet is going to go down with us.
We no longer can act as though [...]
A 50 Year Plan for Surviving Climate Change by Blake Davis
The economy is the “canary in the coal mine” of climate change. No one is prepared for the devastating consequences of the collapse of the ecosystem and the economy. Government and business are committed to actions that will exacerbate the problem and cause [...]
A Look Back at 2012
2012 was an incredible year, filled with excitement; victory; and positive outcomes for our campaigns and projects! Many of you actively participated in the events and activities presented below. The organizing and hard work by all shows what grassroots organizations and individuals can do to bring about change that works with and respects all living [...]
In this culture, says the book-length report, people find meaning and contentment in what they consume, but this cultural orientation has had huge implications for society and the planet. The average U.S. citizens, for instance, consumes more each day, in terms of mass, than they weigh. If everyone lived like this, the Earth could only sustain 1.4 billion people.
We are inundated with news about our faltering economy, declining resources, climate change, and environmental degradation associated with our ever-increasing consumer society. But little is said in the media about positive responses to these challenges. What would it take to build communities that are capable of bouncing back from adverse situations? How might they actively prepare for economic, social [...]
Eco-Justice: A Vision for a Sustainable City
October 12-13, 19-20 , 26-27 Fridays 1-9 pm, Saturdays 9am-5pm Seminary Consortium for Urban Pastoral Education, Chicago
This class will be taught by: Clinton Stockwell, Executive Director, Chicago Semester Pam and Lan Richart, Eco-Justice Collaborative
This course will develop a holistic vision for a sustainable city as an outworking of the [...]
EJC offers a six-week series on eco-justice …
As we face growing concerns over a warming planet, diminishing natural resources, food security and the end of the fossil fuel age, we must ask ourselves: How does our faith guide us? How can our actions reflect the justice and affimation of life in which we believe?
Assemble six to eight people [...]
DISCOVER THE TRUE COST OF COAL! Join an EJC Delegation to the coalfields of Illinois or West Virginia this Year! Delegation to America’s Heartland!
Interested in learning first-hand about the true cost of coal in Illinois? Join an EJC delegation where we take a driving tour of historic and contemporary coal mining sites. We’ll learn about the history of the Illinois’ [...]