Season of Creation – September 1 to October 4

From September 1 to October 4, Christians around the world will be praying and caring for creation. It’s the “Season of Creation” celebrated by Christian churches around the globe.

The Global Catholic Climate Movement offers a Season of Creation website where you can download a toolkit for your church to host a prayer service, search a map to find a prayer service near you, and learn about ways to take action between September 1 to October 4.
Action: The Season of Creation invites you to join the “Big Shift Global” Campaign to ask the World Bank to shift all of its projects away from fossil fuels and to 100 percent renewable energy. Here’s a fact sheet that explains the campaign.

Reject Cuts to EPA

Commemorate Earth Day this week by advocating to protect our planet and our health – stand up for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Please Contact your representatives and tell them to reject any cuts to the EPA.https://secure2.edf.org/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&id=2923&page=UserAction&utm_source=twitter&utm_campaign=edf_transition_upd_dmt&utm_medium=social-media&utm_id=1489585062&cg=true

 

 

 

World Water Day – March 22

There is a crisis in our country, and, more critically, in our world. Learn more about this precious resource,   Use this Water Footprint to assess your actual water use.  These extensive resources are provided by the United Nations. Other resources: Watch live from the Vatican – Watershed:from the Vatican 

corporate control of water    Let’s challenge ourselves to think outside the bottle!

“Water: What’s Behind the Tap?” Conference on April 1

      April 1, 2017      9:00a.m. to 1:00p.m.

“Water: What’s Behind the Tap?”     

Our usage, waste, privatization, conservation and preservation of clean water.

Where : University of Saint Joseph, West Hartford   The Crystal Room, Mercy Hall

Panelist: Jen Siskind  – Food and Water Watch

Anne Hulick – Clean Water

Margaret Miner – River Alliance

Co-sponsored by: Collaborative Center for Justice and the Office of Community Engagement at the University of Saint Joseph     Conference is free and open to the public. Seating is limited.  Please register if you plan to attend: call 860-692-3066   or advocacy@ccfj.org      

Indigenous Activist Berta Caceres Assassinated in Honduras

Let us walk in solidarity with the people of Honduras
On the night of March 3, Honduran environmental and indigenous leader Berta Cáceres was brutally murdered in her home. As co-founder of the Civic Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras (COPINH), Berta had led the Lenca indigenous communities to fight for the integrity of their indigenous territories. She was a 2015 recipient of the Goldman Environmental Prize, awarded each year in recognition of the courageous efforts by persons from around the world to defend and protect the rivers, forests and lands from devastation due to destructive practices of governments and transnational corporations.
For years, Berta and the Lenca communities fought to block the Agua Zarca hydroelectric dam. She had been persecuted and received numerous death threats for her work. Her murder is one of over 100 unprosecuted murders since 2010 of organizers working to defend the lands and rivers so that the Honduran people can have sustainable opportunities and not have to migrate.

When Children are poisoned, it is an emergency!

Please take Action and contact your Senators.

Thousands of children in Flint, MI have been exposed to toxic lead in their drinking water. We don’t know how many will suffer from lifelong brain injury from lead poisoning.

This is an urgent situation. But Congress has not yet acted.

Please join thousands of constituents nationwide and tell the Senate to pass the Drinking Water Safety and Infrastructure Act .

Update on Fracking Waste Bill

The ONLY fracking waste ban Bill before the CT Legislature is  

SB 237  AN ACT PROHIBITING THE STORAGE OR DISPOSAL OF FRACKING WASTE IN CONNECTICUT.    

The Bill is out of Committee and is on its way to the State Senate. 

Please call your State Senator and tell him/her to get behind this important Bill. Remind them that the radioactivity in the waste is too big a threat to let it come into the state.      

If you do not know your State Senator please look it up at the General Assembly website  http://www.cga.ct.gov/  or  the  phone number of the CT State Senators is 860-240-8600  or  860-240-8800   Call that number and ask to speak to your Senator.    Thank You

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