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High Knob

EJC delegates at High Knob, sacred site of the Shawnee in southern Illinois. Overlooking lands threatened by coal mining.  Photo by Pam Richart

About EJC

Ecological responsibility in linkage with social justice is what the world needs now. Healthy earth community requires advocacy and action on urgent environmental issues in ways that connect with struggles for social and economic justice. Eco-Justice envisions and values ecology and justice together, since there will be little environmental health without socio-economic justice, and vice-versa. – Dieter T. Hessel

 

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.  We believe healthy earth community requires advocacy and action on urgent environmental issues in ways that connect with ongoing struggles for social and economic justice.

About Pam and Lan

Lan and Pam Richart are co-founders of the non-profit organization called Eco-Justice Collaborative, recently relocated to Champaign, IL from Chicago.  Pam is an environmental land use planner by profession and Lan is an ecologist.

For over 20 years they were principals and owners of a land use and environmental consulting firm located in the western suburbs of Chicago.  During this time they worked on public and private projects throughout the Midwest, providing consulting services in the areas of comprehensive planning; natural resource conservation and management; and the assessment of the environmental and socio-economic impacts from state-and federally-funded public works projects.

In the late 1990’s, a series of trips to economically-disadvantaged regions of Latin America opened their eyes to the social, economic, and environmental effects that the U.S. lifestyle and public policy have on our world.  They subsequently re-arranged their lives to dedicate their energy to the work of their non-profit, created to raise public awareness of the impact of lifestyle choices and public policy on the planet and its people and to encourage changes that will heal and restore the planet, while bringing about a more just and sustainable world.

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