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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.

Electric Vehicles a Growing Option for the Valley

OpEd by Jose Marin, Valley Clean Air Now, and Katelyn Roedner Sutter, Catholic Charities.
Stockton Record, May 10, 2016


The Moral Urgency of Climate Action

OpEd by Bishop Stephen E. Blaire asking the courts to uphold the Clean Power Plan.
Morning Consult, April 6, 2016


Ray of Hope for Solar Power

AB 693 by Asm Susan Eggman makes solar an option for low-income residents.
Stockton Record, October 7, 2015


Catholic Leaders Make Climate Change Plea to California Lawmakers

Bishops Soto and Blaire talk Laudato Si’ and SB 350.
The Guardian, September 5, 2015


Rural Reactions to Laudato Si

Rural residents and those who serve them, in partnership with Catholic Rural Life discuss Pope Francis’ Encyclical.
Catholic Rural Life Magazine
Summer 2015


Climate Change is a Moral Issue

Bishops Blaire, Ochoa, and Soto’s OpEd following the release of Laudato Si’.
Sacramento Bee, June 24, 2015


The Future of our World is at Stake

Bishop Blaire lauds Pope Francis’ call to climate action.
Stockton Record, June 18, 2015


The Pope’s Encyclical As it Happened

A play-by-play of the release of Laudato Si’, including comments from Bishop Blaire.
The Guardian, June 18, 2015


21st Century Stewardship

Highlights how the Environmental Justice Program and San Joaquin Valley are preparing for Encyclical.
National Catholic Register, June 10, 2015


Caring for God’s Creation

Catholic Charities caring for people and the planet (pg 19).
Charities USA Magazine
Spring, 2015


The Vocation of the Agricultural Leader

Highlights from the Food, Faith & the Environment Symposium, hosted by our partners at Catholic Rural Life.
Catholic Rural Life Magazine
Winter, 2015


Communities of Salt and Light

The US Conference of Catholic Bishops recognizes the solar efforts of the Environmental Justice Program (www.wearesaltandlight.org is also a great parish resource).


Lessons from a Model Eco-Friendly Diocese

Profiles the Environmental Justice Program (this is also a great blog to follow).
CatholicEcology.net
December 5, 2014


Much of San Joaquin County Can Apply for Cap-and-Trade Funds

San Joaquin County has a high number of disadvantaged residents, making state money a possibility.
Stockton Record, November 3, 2014


Solar Program to Power Up Stockton, CA Diocese

The Environmental Justice Program launches a new solar initiative (learn more about our partners Catholic Climate Covenant and Sungevity)
National Catholic Reporter, August 19, 2014


Pollution’s Victims: 92,903 SJ County Residents Face Higher Risk than 95 Percent of State


The California Environmental Protection Agency released their new environmental justice screening tool.
Stockton Record, April 30, 2014


Much of San Joaquin County Can Apply for Cap-and-Trade Funds

San Joaquin County has a high number of disadvantaged residents, making state money a possibility.
Stockton Record, November 3, 2014