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Eco-Justice Collaborative

Solutions that combine environmental, economic and social justice.

Welcome to Eco-Justice Collaborative ...
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

What's Happening ...
Read about EJC's work in clean energy, coal ash, and natural climate solutions. We strive to ensure there is a focus on inclusion, diversity, equity and opportunities for people of color.

Transforming Agriculture to Respond to a Changing Climate
Did you know that just nine Midwestern states are responsible for 42% of all agricultural emissions in the U.S.? This report, co-authored by Pam Richart, Eco-Justice Collaborative and Melissa Gavin, RE-AMP Network, showcases the need for reform and the opportunities that exist to reduce emissions from this sector, while also restoring vital ecosystems; revitalizing rural communities; and addressing systemic racism and historic harms to farmers of color. Read more ...

History of Coal in Illinois Mining
Illinois has been a major coal producer for well over 100 years. Coal helped fuel our nation's economy and also birth some of our most important labor, safety and environmental laws.

Yet, despite this rich history, there are many reasons why we must leave this fossil fuel in the ground and move to a clean energy future. Watch this video and read our blog post to learn why Illinois' coal is likely to continue to be part of the global energy mix for some time. Learn more ...

About EJC ...
We are an-all volunteer organization that collaborates with others to get things done.  We have closed coal-power plants, passed coal ash legislation, and now are working on natural climate solutions as a way to avert climate catastrophe. Click here to learn about our mission and work, and to get to know our Board.  Click the images below to learn about our work.