This world clock shows the intersection of our energy use, population trends, food production and the impact of these activities on our environment.
We can transition to a cleaner, renewable energy future, but Congress needs to pass the legislation to get us there. Sign this petition created by Eco-Watch, a cutting-edge news service promoting the work of more than 1,000 grassroots environmental organizations, activists and community leaders worldwide. EJC is an endorsing organization
Working with the Heartland Coalfield Alliance, EJC sends delegations of local activists to learn about the impact of coal mining in central and southern Illinois, which includes destruction of farmland, natural areas, and entire communities, and groundwater pollution from coal slurry and unlined pools of coal ash and sludge.
Like tar sands oil, much of Illinois’s high-sulfur coal is being exported to developing countries – which Richart argues should put to rest the argument that “all-of-the-above” development is needed for “energy independence.”
Seed is the source of life and the first link in the food chain. Control over seed means a control over our lives, our food and our freedom.
Corporations like Monsanto have created a seed emergency – an emergency through patents on seeds, seed monopolies, biopiracy, genetic engineering and creation of non -renewable sterile seeds. Seed monopolies have pushed 250,000 farmers to commit suicide in India. After contaminating farmer’s seeds and crops, Monsanto sues farmers “for stealing their gene”, putting the polluter pays principle on its head, and making it the polluter gets paid principle.
Southern Illinois Coalfield Tour April 29 through May 1, 2011 Click here for a flier. Interested in learning first-hand about […]