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We Are Working for a More Just And Sustainable World!
Eco-Justice Collaborative uses its blog posts to raise awareness; share information about our campaigns; and to advocate solutions for today's most pressing environmental challenges.

Groups Seek Stronger Safeguards

Groups Seek Stronger Safeguards

The Vermilion Middle Fork, one of the country's "National Scenic RIvers", is a swift-flowing river winding through lush forests, rolling prairie and craggy cliffs in central Illinois. But the river’s banks butt up against three massive pits filled with toxic coal ash produced over five decades by the Vermilion coal-fired power plant, which closed in 2011 and is still owned by the power company Dynegy ... READ MORE
Old King Coal - WBEZ 91.5 Chicago

Old King Coal – WBEZ 91.5 Chicago

"This isn’t coal country. Not anymore. The coal still comes out of the ground, but without many workers." Mechanized mining is leaving its workers behind ... READ MORE
The Gifts of Uncertainty

The Gifts of Uncertainty

Drawing from deep ecology, systems theory and spiritual traditions, Dr. Macy builds motivation, creativity, courage and solidarity for the transition ... READ MORE
Illinois Clean Jobs Bill

Illinois Clean Jobs Bill

Support legislation that would strengthen Illinois’s renewable electricity and energy efficiency standards and drive billions in new clean energy investments ... READ MORE
It's Time for a Coal Tax

It’s Time for a Coal Tax

Today, Illinois communities are facing a critical question: Are we willing to bet our economy and its workers on an industry that won't last? ... READ MORE