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THE JUSTICE PROJECT | Blog | The Aha Moment of Justice

The “Aha” Moment of Justice

Have you seen those commercials, the ones where someone talks about their “Aha” moment for Mutual of Omaha? They started a couple years ago and have always been brilliant in our eyes. The clean and clear messaging, the explicit sharing of a personal story. We recently saw this one and it spoke to us, on a justice level, as it is the same reason we are consistently trying so hard…

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THE JUSTICE PROJECT | Blog | The Giving Generation

The Giving Generation

During a challenging economic time the ME ME ME generation is surprising trend forecasters by doing the opposite of what some might think. Instead of being stingy with their money, they are time and time again opening their wallets. But the Millennials are not opening their wallets for just any given reason. This generation is participating, and participating fully in the sharing economy and opening their wallets for social projects which…

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THE JUSTICE PROJECT | Blog | Too Sad. Too True. Too Wrong to Continue.

Too Sad. Too True. Too Wrong to Continue.

Sometimes the greatest challenge is to honestly witness your life. And in my role as Executive Director of The Justice Project, I wanted to bring back an honest report on some of what I have seen, heard, learned and felt. But rest assured this is not going to be a travelogue. Rather it will be a series of reality snap shots that have deeply touched my life and my heart,…

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The Justice Project | The Justice of Prevention | Blog | The Just and Unjust of Diabetes

The Just and Injust of Diabetes

It is rare when one meets a soul as wise, caring, and no nonsense as Dr. Lois Jovanovic. Her bio speaks to her public accomplishments; those who have been her patients, her colleagues, or in the circle of her dynamic “we can get this done” personality know we are blessed. Diabetes is an illness with far reaching lessons and warnings that we feel are well within our charter to make…

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THE JUSTICE PROJECT | Blog | A Book of My Own Helps Launch Little Outdoor Libraries

A Book of My Own Helps Launch Little Outdoor Libraries

The Justice Project’s Book of My Own and Literacy Project was recently invited to play a wonderful role in the “Little Outdoor Libraries” kick-off event hosted by the Housing Authority of the City of Santa Barbara. “Little Outdoor Libraries” will provide low-income youth residing in public housing access to a wide variety of books. The Justice Project and our Book of My Own project provided brand new books to each of the children in…

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THE JUSTICE PROJECT | Blog | Santa Barbara Earth Day

Hometown Environmental Justice

Honoring our charter to be an advocate of environmental justice, The Justice Project was proud to be a sponsor of Earth Day Festival produced by the Community Environmental Council in our hometown of Santa Barbara, California. While the crowd was estimated at 35,000 visitors, the experience each of us has with our planet is uniquely individual. And so too was my experience in slowly walking Alameda Park and enjoying the colors,…

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THE JUSTICE PROJECT | Blog | Anadarko Petroleum Pays Biggest Environmental Cash Settlement in History

Anadarko Petroleum Pays Biggest Environmental Cash Settlement in History

It is a story right out of the movie theatre, a gas company ordered to pay billions of dollars to clean up toxic sites making people sick. Except, this is no movie theatre and nobody is passing the popcorn. Anadarko Petroleum was just ordered to pay $5.15 billion dollars in the largest cash settlement in environmental history leaving dozens of sites full of toxins dating back as far as 1953.…

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THE JUSTICE PROJECT | Blog | How a Small Town Turned a Teen Pregnancy into a Positive

How a Small Town Turned a Teen Pregnancy into a Positive

It isn’t rare that you hear about teen pregnancy across America, let alone how the circumstance created a negative situation. So it seemed fitting for our topics of justice to share a story about how a small down turned a teen pregnancy issue into something positive. Are there any negative things in our life that we could maybe turn to create a positive outcome? Thirty years ago, the small town…

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THE JUSTICE PROJECT | Blog | How much should I tip?

How Much Should I Tip?

We have all had that experience… the time when the bill shows up at our table and we open it and determine how much we are going to tip. We probably start to go through questions in our minds, how often was my water filled? Was my food cold? Were they nice? And from that we judge, we judge what we should leave this person who serves us, the buss…

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