Eco-Village Response to Climate Change

Overpopulation, climate change, peak net energy, limits to growth, and economic malaise – are creating crises in human civilization never before experienced. But they also are causing an ongoing search for alternatives that not only meet human needs, but also protect and restore the environment upon which we all depend. Watch this presentation on Eco-Villages response to climate change by Albert Bates, Director of Global Institute for Appropriate Technology and get inspired to act!

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Immigration, Climate, Foreclosures

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.”

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Hansen Speaks Out about Climate Change

Dr. James Hansen referred to his grandchildren in a 2012 TED talk and said “It would be immoral to leave these young people with a climate system spiraling out of control.” Climate change is a key driver behind our work at Eco-Justice Collaborative. Please take the time to watch this video, pass it along, and join our journey to work towards reducing greenhouse gas emissions by transitioning from fossil fuels to a clean energy economy.

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