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Kentucky Conservation Committee

The Kentucky Conservation Committee (KCC) is a coalition of individuals and organizations working for a healthy environment and strong protections of Kentucky’s natural resources and places. We find resolute support from Kentucky’s voters for these goals and we encourage legislators to enact environmentally responsible policies.

KCC works to make sound environmental stewardship a priority for elected officials and voters.

Founded in 1975, KCC supports conservation and sustainable environmental policies, and holds elected officials accountable for the decisions they make affecting our resources and our air and water quality.

The mission of the Kentucky Conservation Committee is to be a trusted voice of the public in Kentucky’s capitol and throughout Kentucky, effectively advocating for protection, restoration and sustainable use of natural resources.

Our Vision: KCC’s vision is for Kentucky to be a responsible steward of the Commonwealth’s land, air, water and biota, and for Kentuckians to understand that the health of their families, communities and economy depends on the conservation of these resources.

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Kentucky Environmental Foundation

The Kentucky Environmental Foundation (KEF) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to securing solutions to environmental problems in a manner, which safeguards human health, promotes environmental justice, preserves ecological systems and encourages sustainability. 

We accomplish our objectives by engaging in research and public education; improving public access to information; encouraging community participation in environmental decision-making processes; and building consensus among affected peoples, government and non-governmental organizations, corporate and cooperative businesses.

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LA Bucket Brigade

The Louisiana Bucket Brigade is an environmental health & justice organization supporting communities' use of grassroots action to become informed, sustainable neighborhoods free from industrial pollution. The organization is named for the bucket tool used to take air samples and was founded in 2000 by Director Anne Rolfes. 

We have provided technical support, especially in the areas of air monitoring and media training, to residents of Norco, Chalmette, New Sarpy, Alsen, Mossville, the Holy Cross Neighborhood in New Orleans, and Plaquemine. The primary recipient of our services for the last three years has been the St. Bernard Citizens for Environmental Quality.

We go door to door in communities to document problems use that documentation to facilitate change. To help communities reach their goals we may: introduce a bill in the legislature, arrange a meeting between residents and the facility’s insurers, conduct research to increase the pressure on the facility/corporation, or hold educational sessions in the neighborhood. Our powerful and diverse tools are put in the hands of neighborhood residents so that they can reach their goals.

In response to the BP oil spill disaster, LABB launched the Oil Spill Crisis Map (oilspill.labucketbrigade.org) to document the impact of the spill on Gulf Coast communities. This map utilizes public testimony to visualize the impact of the BP oil spill over time and geography. By using information that comes from participants we will be able to track, document and make public the effects of the BP oil spill. By making all information public we will facilitate transparency, accountability and effectiveness in the oil spill response and clean up.

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Labor Network for Sustainability

Labor Network for Sustainability is dedicated to engaging trade unions, workers and our allies to support economic, social, and environmental sustainability. LNS provides a community for those in the labor and sustainability movements and their allies who care about economic justice, ecology, and equality.

The LNS addresses the issues – from climate protection to food security, from economic justice to corporate accountability, from water availability to renewable energy – that will determine whether we have a just and sustainable future.

The views expressed by individuals posting on the Labor Network for Sustainability Facebook wall do not necessarily reflect the views and positions of LNS. Any commentaries appearing are presented as a public service in the interest of informing the public. LNS never endorses political candidates nor intervenes in political campaigns.

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Little Village Environmental Justice Organization

Little Village Environmental Justice Organization (LVEJO,) also known as La Organización de Justicia Ambiental de La Villita, is a grassroots community organization based in Little Village, Chicago striving for a clean and just environment. We seek to empower our local and global communities through environmental organizing and youth programming for cleaner air, open space, and a sustainable future.

The mission of LVEJO is to organize with our community to accomplish environmental justice in Little Village and achieve the self-determination of immigrant, low-income, and working-class families.

Our vision is to build a sustainable community that promotes the healthy development of youth and families, provides economic justice, and practices participatory democracy and self-determination.

LVEJO’s theory of social change is centered upon the belief that when low income and people of color understand the root causes of their experiences of oppression, they have the power and agency to transform society. LVEJO’s grassroots organizing model is grounded in three guiding principles:

1) intergenerational leadership that sustains community self-determination

2) it assumes that those directly affected have the solutions to solve their own problems; and

3) it builds upon the existing assets and resources of the community for social change.

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2445 S. Spaulding Avenue
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Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns

The Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns: Peace, Social Justice and Integrity of Creation, is a collaborative ministry of the Maryknoll Sisters, the Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers and the Maryknoll Lay Missioners.

Through theological reflection on and systemic analysis of the reality lived and observed by Maryknoll missioners around the world, the office facilitates among Maryknollers, as Catholics and agents of Christ’s Gospel, a personal and corporate commitment to peace, social justice and the integrity of creation.

The mission of the Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns is carried out through education and advocacy in cooperation with other Maryknoll departments and entities. The office also collaborates regularly with other institutions and organizations working for peace, social justice and the integrity of creation.

It brings the voice and experience of Maryknoll into policy discussions in the United Nations, the U.S. and other governments, international financial institutions and the corporate world.

The Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns serves as a resource for Maryknoll leadership and Maryknoll missioners to enable them to act when appropriate on behalf of peace, social justice and the integrity of creation.

 
 

 

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New Mexico Interfaith Power and Light

New Mexico Interfaith Power and Light (NMIPL) mobilizes an active response from faith communities to the reality of climate change by promoting energy conservation, energy efficiency and renewable energy in our personal lives and those of our congregations.

* Educational programs, resources, films and events
*Engage in energy efficiency, renewable energy and sustainable lifestyles
*Enlist people of faith in public policy advocacy
*Prayers, rituals and homilies for care of earth
*Engagement of youth in care for earth

New Mexico Interfaith Power and Light (NMIPL) engages faith communities and individuals in caring for Earth and responding to climate change.

 

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North Carolina Interfaith Power and Light

We work with faith communities to address the causes and consequences of global climate change, and promote practical solutions, through education, outreach, and public policy advocacy. Founded in 2000 as a program of the North Carolina Council of Churches through a grant from the National Council of Churches and the National Religious Partnership for the Environment, our purpose is to educate faith congregations about global climate change and offer hopeful, practical solutions. In 2005, we affiliated with Interfaith Power & Light - USA, a national interfaith ministry devoted to deepening the connection between ecology and faith. IPL now has 29 state-based chapters across the U.S. and another in the Washington, D.C. area.

We work with faith communities to address the causes and consequences of global climate change, and promote practical solutions, through education, outreach, and public policy advocacy.

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