Mission: Global Justice Ecology Project builds alliances to tackle the root causes of climate change and to protect the world's forests and to defend indigenous rights and lands.
Programs: Social justice media program through this program we partner with the sojourner truth show on kpfk pacifica radio for weekly earth minutes and earth watch interviews that feature timely environmental news items and interviews with representatives of communities being impacted by/and organizing to stop social or ecological injustice. The sojourner truth show is syndicated nationally, enabling us to reach millions of listeners weekly. The program also includes a new voices speakers bureau through which we promote environmental and human rights activists to speak to media, at conferences and college campuses as well as other events. Through this program we help more than a dozen activists reach thousands of people annually. The program also includes langelle concerned photography, which uses photos documenting environmental and human rights struggles to raise public awareness of those issues. Through publication in magazines, online and through our own materials we reach many thousands of people with these images each year.
campaign to stop ge trees in april 2013 we attended the international union of forest research organizations conference on tree biotechnology and organized educational events parallel to it discussing the social and ecological dangers of genetically engineered trees, including a panel discussion and a public rally. More than 350 people participated in these events. In november 2013 we co-organized a meeting on ge trees with organizations from across the country. Out of this meeting, a new coalition on ge trees was formed. In october 2013 we organized a tour of college campuses in georgia, south carolina and florida, where we discussed the potential dangers of ge trees. We spoke to more than 150 students in 6 events. We also spoke with reporters and gave radio interviews on the topic of ge trees, with coverage in more than 3 dozen media outlets reaching hundreds of thousands of people.
biofuelwatch this project of gjep educates the public on the ecological and health impacts of burning trees for electricity production as well as the ecological and social impacts of manufacturing liquid fuel from plant material.