Building on the Pope’s call for an moral response to climate change in his recent encyclical, this year’s Climate Stewardship Summit will emphasize an action-oriented agenda that addresses environmental injustice related to climate change and the consumption of fossil fuels.
On July 1, 2015, the CT State Legislature passed groundbreaking legislation to completely phase out plastic microbeads from cosmetic products within three years. Read what toxics organizer Susan Eastwood had to say in the CT Mirror.
On June 30, over 600 people gathered at the United Nations to hear Cardinal Turkson, the President of the Ponifical Academy of Peace and Justice, present the Pope’s encyclical on the moral call to care for the planet. Read on to hear Mary Evelyn Tucker and John Grim’s report on the fascinating and inspiring evening in New York City.
On May 31, IREJN presented the CT Climate March with our friends at 350CT, the Sierra Club, and the CT Coalition for Environmental Justice. Over 600 people came out to march for climate justice! The March ended at the Hartford Earth Festival, where people listened to great music, ate tasty local food, and got involved with some of the greatest environmental organizations in CT!
Yale University will host a panel discussion on the Pope’s much anticipated encyclical on April 8 at 5:30pm. Moderated by John Grim, the panel will include six experts from six different disciplines who will discuss the impact the encyclical will have from a variety of perspectives.
Join us for IREJN’s First Annual Springtime Celebration on Sunday, March 22 – we will be eating delicious food, honoring some fantastic people, and celebrating the arrival of spring! (Finally!)