Thomas Ramey Watson

EPA Chief Lisa Jackson Links Civil Rights and Environmental Justice

The first African-American to hold the post also said she realized the challenge of reaching urban high-rises in a movement many associate with “sweeping vistas and wide-open landscapes.” But she had hope, she said, in training programs and in young people “who are embracing the green economy.” It’s necessary, she said, to make clear to people suffering immediate economic distress the relationship between “traditional civil rights and social justice issues” and environmental justice.  Click here to read full article.

If we fail to see the bigger picture, this linking might seem far-fetched, but I am convinced it’s apt.  We must learn to be mindful of our impact on other human being, animals and plant life, and the world at large.  If we do not learn to respect all of life, we  ultimately damage ourselves and

our children.

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