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This year, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Aaron Torop

 

“I’m fifteen years old, and a sophomore in high school. In my decade and a half living in America, I have inhaled the equivalent of about five-thousand-five-hundred cigarettes, when in reality I’ve never touched one. I’m only a teenager and that is an outrageous number. There are millions of people who have breathed this poor air for far longer than me, getting sicker and sicker with every breath they take. It is shameful that so many Americans - 150,000 - die prematurely each year from preventable pollution related causes.”

“I’m fifteen years old, and a sophomore in high school. In my decade and a half living in America, I have inhaled the equivalent of about five-thousand-five-hundred cigarettes, when in reality I’ve never touched one. I’m only a teenager and that is an outrageous number. There are millions of people who have breathed this poor air for far longer than me, getting sicker and sicker with every breath they take. It is shameful that so many Americans - 150,000 - die prematurely each year from preventable pollution related causes.”

Abigail Segel
The authors at a climate change march, holding signs that read "Happy 5779, Gov. Brown it's time to sign SB 100 for Clean Energy!"

During the past year, RAC-CA’s Climate Advocacy Team helped mobilize Reform congregations around the state to advocate for Senate Bill 100, the 100% Clea

Robert Kibrick and Rabbi Julie Saxe-Taller
Woman carrying sign that reads "Ecological Devastation is Immoral"

This week's theme for the Poor People's Campaign is "The Right to Health and a Healthy Planet: Ecological Devastation and Health Care." While health

Jonah Baskin

On December 12, 2015, the world came together to adopt the Paris Accord.

Jonah Baskin

In January of 1969, Santa Barbara, California experienced an oil spill which devastated the local ecology -- but agitated and mobilized local activists.

Jonah Baskin
Tree in sunlight

The night of January 30 and day of January 31 mark the 15th of the Hebrew month of Sh’vat, or Tu BiSh'vat.

Jonah Baskin
Power plant pollution

Scott Pruitt recently announced the repeal of the Clean Power Plan (CPP), a landmark climate change rule which would have dramatically cleaned up the way we produce energy.

Jonah Baskin