You can get environmental news anywhere, but here we collect coverage of our program and our favorites pieces on local issues, environmental justice, or Catholics and creation care.
The Manteca Bulletin interviews a Manteca resident that wants to bring environmental justice to the table for Manteca’s future plans.
Manteca/Ripon Bulletin, March 18th, 2019
Giving neighborhoods a voice: Environmental justice workshop focuses on practices, resources aimed at helping communities
The Record writes on the SB 1000 workshop provided at Stockton and interviews Jonathan, Catholic Charities, to discuss what Environmental Justice is.
The Record, February 20, 2019
Article discusses about Chanell’s weekly travel schedule.
Curbed, December 21, 2018
The Record writes about the Stockton General Plan’s voting extension due to the letters of concern from the Sierra Club, the Healthy Neighborhoods Collaborative and the San Joaquin County League of Women Voters.
The Record, October 26, 2018
Minerva Perez, StreetsblogCAL, gives background information about the Draft Regional Transportation Plan/ Sustainable Communities Strategy
StreetsblogCAL, July 9, 2018
Safe Routes to School National Partnership writes a blog about the Regional Transportation Plans (RTPs).
Safe Routes to School National Partnership, July 5, 2018
ClimatePlan writes a blog about SJCOG’s RTP/SCS plan.
StreetsblogCAL, May 25, 2018
Christopher Escarcega, ClimatePlan, with Yolanda Park, Catholic Charities, gives a background on what the San Joaquin Communities look like in the next 20 years.
ClimatePlan, May 9, 2018
Yolanda Park gives a background on Environmental Justice and the Program as a part of this newsletter.
Because We Are Catholic, September 8, 2017
Yolanda Park, Catholic Charities, and Jesus Andrade, Stockton Council-member, discuss the impact on a new route to disadvantaged communities in South Stockton.
StreetsblogCAL, August 10, 2017
Media Mention by Yolanda Park, Catholic Charities, discussing on future development north of Eight Mile Road.
Stockton Record, July 26, 2017
OpEd by Jose Marin, Valley Clean Air Now, and Katelyn Roedner Sutter, Catholic Charities.
Stockton Record, May 10, 2016
OpEd by Bishop Stephen E. Blaire asking the courts to uphold the Clean Power Plan.
Morning Consult, April 6, 2016
AB 693 by Asm Susan Eggman makes solar an option for low-income residents.
Stockton Record, October 7, 2015
Bishops Soto and Blaire talk Laudato Si’ and SB 350.
The Guardian, September 5, 2015
Rural residents and those who serve them, in partnership with Catholic Rural Life discuss Pope Francis’ Encyclical.
Catholic Rural Life Magazine
Bishops Blaire, Ochoa, and Soto’s OpEd following the release of Laudato Si’.
Sacramento Bee, June 24, 2015
Bishop Blaire lauds Pope Francis’ call to climate action.
Stockton Record, June 18, 2015
A play-by-play of the release of Laudato Si’, including comments from Bishop Blaire.
The Guardian, June 18, 2015
Highlights how the Environmental Justice Program and San Joaquin Valley are preparing for Encyclical.
National Catholic Register, June 10, 2015
Catholic Charities caring for people and the planet (pg 19).
Charities USA Magazine
Highlights from the Food, Faith & the Environment Symposium, hosted by our partners at Catholic Rural Life.
Catholic Rural Life Magazine
The US Conference of Catholic Bishops recognizes the solar efforts of the Environmental Justice Program (www.wearesaltandlight.org is also a great parish resource).
Profiles the Environmental Justice Program (this is also a great blog to follow).
December 5, 2014
San Joaquin County has a high number of disadvantaged residents, making state money a possibility.
Stockton Record, November 3, 2014
The California Environmental Protection Agency released their new environmental justice screening tool.
Stockton Record, April 30, 2014