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 …

Environmental Justice IS Social Justice

There are so many issues advocates have to work on: jobs, homelessness, life, healthcare, etc. How do we fit Environmental Justice in? The good news is, it’s not too hard to do. Environmental Justice basically means ensuring that all communities, no matter their race, origin, income, or location be given fair environmental treatment. It gets these communities involved in issues …

The Right Bin in Stockton

Does this item go in the landfill? Or can it be recycled? The city of Stockton has lots of resources whether it’s residential, business, industry, or outside city limits. Generally, we know that items like water bottles and soda cans are (and should be) recyclable. But sometimes we’re not sure about things like plastic bags or aluminum foil. Not only …

What is Ozone?

We hear talk about ozone, but what actually is it? Isn’t it something high up in the sky? It can be confusing to hear on one hand how ozone is good and there’s a hole in the layer of it, and then on the other hand ozone is bad and harmful. So what then, is ozone? Well, as it turns out, there …