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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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THE JUSTICE PROJECT | Blog | World Water and Energy Day

World Water and Energy Day

Today is World Water and Energy Day! Water and energy are closely interlinked and interdependent. Energy generation and transmission requires utilization of water resources, particularly for hydroelectric, nuclear, and thermal energy sources. Conversely, about 8% of the global energy generation is used for pumping, treating and transporting water to various consumers. In 2014, the UN System – working closely with its Member States and other relevant stakeholders – is collectively…

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THE JUSTICE PROJECT | Blog | The Fiercest Liberal in Justice

The Fiercest Liberal in Justice

Often when we think about justice what first comes to mind isn’t a specific environmental, educational, economic or social justice, it is the justice system. And highest of high courts in that justice system, least for the United States is the Supreme Court. How often do we think about their rulings when we think about justice? Typically we think of the system as a whole, but there are a group…

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THE JUSTICE PROJECT | Blog | A Book of My Own Supports Local Literacy Program

A Book of My Own Supports Local Literacy Program

We were recently given the opportunity to put some smiles on kids faces in donating books in our local Santa Barbara area. We are so thrilled to see our just cause A Book of My Own growing!   Books in hand and a smile on his face, Noah benShea, Executive Director of The Justice Project, came to the Family Opportunity Center on February 20th, 2014, to donate more than 100…

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THE JUSTICE PROJECT | Blog | A Book of My Own with CASA Indianapolis

A Book of My Own with CASA Indianapolis

As we expand on our A Book of My Own just cause, what brings us the most joy is being able to both share our appreciation for reading while making a child feel special. On February 12th, The Justice Project in collaboration with the Herbert Simon Family Foundation presented Child Advocates of Indianapolis 300 books to Marion County foster children.  These books were handed out with the intention that this gift will serve…

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The Justice Project | making a just difference | Blog | What Does Justice Mean

What Does Justice Mean?

As Executive Director of The Justice Project I feel I have been remiss in not writing something about what justice means to me. I don’t think I’ve been avoiding the challenge. I do think that, like a lot of us, I have a more intuitive sense of justice than an articulated one. And if asked to explain justice, you too may find yourself at a loss for a precise definition.…

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THE JUSTICE PROJECT | Blog | Supporting Local Farms with Fairview Gardens

Supporting Local Farms with Fairview Gardens

There are 313 million people who live in the United States, and less than 1% of them claim farming as their occupation. At the same time we are seeing a greater and greater disconnect between the food on our table and the food grown on our farms. But it isn’t just the adults who are removed from our food process, it is also the kids. There are large numbers of…

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