Mission: Voices for earth justice is a faith-based network of people committed to prayer, education, and actions that deepen the sense of wonder, responsibiltiy, and gratitude for all creation. Actions include educational presentations such as workshops, conferences, and classes: supporting community projects such as gardens, sustainable buildings, and recycling; and prayer/retreats.
Programs: Conducted outreach education on enviromental health. Presented 17 workshops at churches,schools,colleges, ecumenical and interfaith groups,civic groups, and local congregations for 500 people. Submitted 10 letters to the editor and two opinion pieces for michigan newspapers. Collected 100 signatures from michigan residents for statement of principles from the national council of churches.
administered the interfaith youth energy squad. Trained 25 youth and adult mentors in energy efficiency techniques. Organized them into teams. Retrofitted 125 homes in southeast michigan. Trained students in job application process for green jobs.
conducted outreach education on faith-based energy efficiency to abate climate change. Conducted five workshops with 10 congregations which included a total of 100 people. Sent out energy efficiency information to e-list to 500 people.
Of course, like most people that work with children, I love animals. That they are disappearing by our negligence, greed, etc. has me worried, but I am older. Children love animals almost innately. I think Earth Justice is powerful because they write from the point of view of the animal. They say it is a big bear hug when you work with them. That works for me and all of the children I work with.