Climate Connections: Building the Movement for Social Change

Workshop Information
Event Date: 
Thu, 06/24/2010 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
Event Location: 
Woodward Academy: 1473
Full Description: 

Climate change may well be humanity's greatest challenge. It is a crisis that must be rapidly addressed if catastrophe is to be averted. Already the impacts are being felt by millions in the world’s most vulnerable and marginalized communities. Climate Change is at once a social and environmental justice issue, an ecological issue, and an issue of economic and political domination. As such, it must be addressed through broad and visionary alliances.

To successfully address the climate crisis, we must also identify and address the deep root causes that link it to the myriad other crises we face— economic, militarism and war, gender injustice, migration, racism as well as the food, water and biodiversity crises. These crises are unified by their common roots in an economic system that encourages banks and corporations to ignore ethical and moral considerations and gamble with the Earth, peoples’ lives, and our collective futures in the service of higher profits

Successfully addressing climate change will require a fundamental restructuring of our society that, if thoughtfully done, can lay a new foundation that will simultaneously help us achieve both global justice and ecological balance.

Climate justice can become a core part of all of our work. We can build broad and visionary alliances with diverse peoples and movements from around the world, and create the fundamental transformation of society to one that is based in principles of justice and ecology.

Organizer Name: 
Anne Petermann
Organizer Email: 
globalecology@gmavt.net
First Sponsoring Organization Name: 
Global Justice Ecology Project
Language(s): 
English
Tracks: 
Climate Justice: sustainability, resources and land
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