What is Climate Justice?

Climate justice falls under the larger scope of environmental justice, which applies the tenets of social justice to the environment. As an extension of a project it worked on in Peekskill with Citizens for Equal Environmental Protection of the Hudson Valley (CEEP),  Clearwater is implementing a Climate Justice initiative in four Hudson Valley cities. With funding from an EPA Environmental Justice Small Grant, Clearwater will assess potential environmental, economic, public health, and safety impacts of climate change on communities of color and low income in Kingston, Poughkeepsie, Beacon, and Peekskill.

The first step will be an intermunicipal workshop, Finding Opportunity in the Climate Crisis. It will be held at the Beacon Institute on Denning’s Point on Saturday, May 21, 2011. For more information contact Clearwater’s environmental justice associate, Karla Raimundi, Esq., at karla at clearwater.org.

5 Responses to What is Climate Justice?
  1. Bob Smith
    March 30, 2011 | 4:44 pm

    Climate has been changing for THOUSANDS of years! How can any thinking person try to put modern social issues into the context of natural processes in an attempt to achieve “justice”? You leftists really are something! (thank God your days of influence in this country are numbered, and the number is not too large; it’s even small enough for you people to understand!)

    • admin
      March 30, 2011 | 7:19 pm

      It’s not that I don’t acknowledge your point of view, Bob, it’s just that I have no interest in trying to change it, or engaging in argument. As explained in the About page, this website was created as a place for likeminded people to discuss important issues and work on locally based solutions. You do not seem disposed to that, Bob, so I would think rather than commenting here your time might be better spent elsewhere.

  2. Bob Smith
    March 30, 2011 | 4:45 pm

    Well, I’ll be totally surprised if my comment is posted; another thing about you leftists is your inability to acknowledge other points of view!

  3. Dan Paashaus
    April 30, 2011 | 4:38 pm

    Thanks for your work and I fully support your idea. It would help to get to the practical issues earlier in your talk and how environment affects poverty, productivity, jobs and families, etc. unfortunately we are used to listening to sound bites and bottom lines. But I am in support and see how this could be a real help – and to respond to critics, how could being conservative be just a “leftist” point of view? Contact me and our church and community can help with input. I am in town of Rosendale and this area has had times it was very productive over the years but the water quality and other important changes in the environment have impacted the area

    • admin
      May 2, 2011 | 3:06 pm

      Hi Dan. Any delay in getting to the point would be my fault, not Karla’s, since I framed the questions for her interview.

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