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THE JUSTICE PROJECT | Blog | Environmental Justice Gets Some New Tools

Environmental Justice Gets Some New Tools

Sometimes when people talk about science tools others might check out due to boredom, but we found a couple new science-based tools which are helping the environmental justice cause and we just had to share! Environmental Justice Comes of Age with New Science-Based Screening Tools Kristina Daniel Lawson Partner Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP This past April, the state of California released a first-of-its-kind statewide environmental health-screening tool.  Known as…

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THE JUSTICE PROJECT | Blog | Environmental Justice is a World Issue

Environmental Justice is a World Issue

When we talk about the environment at dinner parties and casual conversations we tend to think of our immediate region. We don’t tend to think about the environment in a far off country or another coast, we focus on what matters to us, our immediate environment. But the thing about environmental justice is that it is a world issue, not just a local community issue. Environmental justice has the opportunity…

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THE JUSTICE PROJECT | Blog | Empathy Gone Nature

Empathy Gone Nature: A Paradigm Shift

We are thrilled to share with you The Justice Project’s Third Place Winner for our Writing Competition: Empathy Gone Nature: A Paradigm Shift by Johannes Kleiner The preacher looks at her congregation. After a short pause she begins to speak, “One day all of you—this entire congregation—will be dead!” Silence. Again, “One day, everyone in this congregation will be dead!” Just what you want to hear Sunday morning. But apparently…

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THE JUSTICE PROJECT | Blog | Life is Not a Walk in the Park So Don't Forget to Take One

Life is not a walk in the park, so don’t forget to take one

One of the lessons that’s tough to learn when you’re young and impossible to forget as you get older is: Just because nothing is happening doesn’t mean nothing is happening. Every woman learns that pregnancy’s period of waiting has everything to do with giving birth. Yes, Ecclesiastes got it right: To everything there is a season, and a time for every purpose under the heaven. In the Torah (the Hebrew…

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THE JUSTICE PROJECT | Blog | What the World Needs Now Is

What the World Needs Now Is…

Respect, compromise, and motivation. We are going through an uneasy time, one of uprooting, change, and civil war. Nations are over-throwing their government, governments are over-throwing their nations, things are happening at a rapid pace and we have to keep up. Social justice, educational justice, economic, and environmental justice are all at risk, and it’s important to keep up our morals and ideals even in this time of constant hardship.…

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THE JUSTICE PROJECT | Blog | Power, Women and Gray Twilight

Power, Women and Gray Twilight

In October 2012 Alec Ross gave the following TEDx talk on his 1,298 Days Working Under Hillary Clinton. This talk is relevant for economic, educational, environmental and social justice. Listen, enjoy, and take action. TEDx description: Alec Ross is Senior Advisor for Innovation to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, a role created for him that blends technology with diplomacy. As Secretary Clinton’s “tech guru,” Ross has lead the State Department’s…

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THE JUSTICE PROJECT | Blog | A Lesson In Environmental Bravery From the Chinese Citizens

A Lesson In Environmental Bravery From the Chinese Citizens

The citizens of China rarely protest in the streets, they mostly take to writing angry articles or comments online in frustration. However, the recent environmental decline has brought the people out of their houses and off of their computers to tell the government how they really feel. The failings of environmental authorities have caused widespread damage throughout China, and the people are searching for an answer. China has long suffered…

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THE JUSTICE PROJECT | Blog | Meteors; An Unexpected Lesson in Gratitude

Meteors; An Unexpected Lesson in Gratitude

The meteor that crashed into Russia was about 55 feet in diameter and weighed 10,000 tons. This extraordinary event has left us all guessing, astonished, and standing with our eyes to the sky. What’s even more shocking is the power this meteor brought with it. Data from a global network of sensors has reported that the meteor unleashed nearly 500 kilotons of energy, just to give you an idea of…

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THE JUSTICE PROJECT | Blog | Opinion: What is Justice?

Opinion: What is Justice?

I will start out by saying that I absolutely love every aspect of what I do for a living. My daily life pretty much consists of peeking into the realities of different areas in the world, understanding those realities, and documenting them. It is the ultimate set up for a mind like mine, which constantly thrives on knowing more. However, the more I know, the more I realize that I…

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THE JUSTICE PROJECT | Blog | Ideas City 2013; Innovators Working Towards Environmental Justice

Ideas City 2013; Innovators Working Towards Environmental Justice

Ideas City, founded by the New Museum, is scheduled to take place May 1-4 2013 in downtown New York. This incredible festival combines innovators from all over the world who have pitched “greener” ideas for the future city. The theme of this year’s event is “Untapped Capital”, as Ideas City focuses on using natural resources that may be underutilized. As we all know, there has been a lot of talk…

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