The Farm Bill and Pesticides

The Farm Bill and Pesticides by Yolanda Park   The Farm Bill is a huge program that benefits millions of the most vulnerable communities. However, the House, influenced by corporate interests, has inserted wording that is no longer compatible to supporting families and low-income, vulnerable communities, and so we are now looking at HR 2, which is not what we …

Catholic Advocacy Day–April 24th

From the Catholic Legislative Network: Catholic Advocacy Day is quickly approaching, and background information is now available for the six bills that are the focus of this year’s event on April 24. Delegates from various dioceses throughout California will meet with their elected officials to be a voice for life and dignity in the state Capitol. This year’s participants will be …

Entrevista con Pedro Hernandez (LCJA) sobre SB 623

  Veronica Tovar, la coordinadora del programa de la Justicia Ambiental de Caridades Católicas entrevista a Pedro Hernández, miembro del Consejo de Liderazgo sobre SB 623. Pedro comparte información tocante al origen de la crisis en estado de California sobre el agua potable y su asequibilidad. Pedro explica los puntos más destacados y el efecto que tendrá esta ley en …

Event alert! Free EJ event at UC Davis on Friday, March 9th!

Dear Friends and Colleagues, I would like to cordially invite you to the 2018 Environmental Law Symposium, Humans & Their Environment: Protecting Our Planet and Its Inhabitants. The symposium is happening this Friday, March 9th, from 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM, and is being brought to you by the Environmental Law Society at the UC Davis School of Law, in partnership with the Aoki Center for Critical …

Listening Sessions: Repealing the Clean Power Plan

https://www.epa.gov/stationary-sources-air-pollution/listening-sessions-repealing-clean-power-plan From EPA: Listening Sessions: Repealing the Clean Power Plan EPA will hold three listening sessions on the proposed repeal of the Clean Power Plan. EPA has proposed that the Clean Power Plan is not consistent with the Clean Air Act.    Please hold February 28 on your calendars if you’re interested in attending one of three listening sessions the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) …

Disaster Relief in Texas

Houston, Texas hosted this year’s Catholic Charities USA Conference, a month after Hurricane Harvey. And in fact, CCUSA changed and rearranged their entire schedule to participate in disaster relief efforts. See the full photo gallery! When I first registered for the Catholic Charities USA Conference, it was an exciting prospect. I’d never been to Texas. I was going to learn about …

Take care of your feet–and paws!

We know that rising temperatures can cause ailments like heat stroke But we also have to look out for our feet and the paws of our pets Sometimes it just feels cooler to go outside with bare feet. If you have green grass, it may be tempting to let your toes try cooling off by walking out on that lawn. …

Caring for Creation in the Classroom

Many resources are just a Google search away, but sifting through it all can be time consuming. Never fear. We’ve put together a toolkit for you! Teaching creation care is not necessarily new, but it usually hasn’t been a high priority. Thankfully, with Pope Francis’ encyclical, Laudato Si’, this subject has increased dialogue ranging from farm worker to legislator. But …

EJ Program Disappointed in U.S. Announcement

The news has hit. But take heart, we will continue forth. We are saddened and disappointed to hear that President Trump has announced the U.S. will withdraw from the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. However, Pope Francis has said: “We must continue to be aware that, regarding climate change, there are differentiated responsibilities. As the United States bishops have said, …

A Transportation Tour in Stockton

On Friday, May 26th, the EJ Program hosted a walking tour together with Jasmine Leek, Founder of Third City Coalition. When it comes to getting around, we know that Transportation Equity and Health issues go beyond boundary lines. Last month the EJ Team went on a Transportation Advocacy day, requesting legislators to support bills that would provide things like cleaner air and …