COMMITTING TO ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE
The Diocese has recently committed to Environmental Justice in a particular and significant way. GreenGrace volunteers are proud to now be working alongside those of the Maryland Campaign for Environmental Human Rights which objective is to amend the state constitution to provide rights to clean air, clean water and an equitable, healthy environment.
As the Rev. Canon Chris McCloud puts it: “The GreenGrace team, in cooperation with the Maryland Episcopal Policy Network, is exploring how to support existing or new law and policy at the local and state levels to address unjust environmental and public health issues caused by pollution, flooding, global warming, and traditionally unjust institutionalized policies that primarily impact communities of color and economically disadvantaged communities.” Her letter is linked below.
Also linked below are companion pieces for this outreach are a Campaign “1-pager” about what are environmental human rights and why we must advocate for them in the name of Creation Care, and the training schedule and RSVP.
We will be asking each parish to join us in this state-wide effort so be watching for contact by co-leads Bernadette Roche and Dick Williams. Others helping with contacts are Claire Miller, St. Luke’s Eastport, and Genny Nesslage, a parishioner at All Saints, Sunderland.
What church leaders will be provided is: Chris’s letter; the Campaign 1-pager; and, the Environmental Justice Training Session Announcement and RSVP.
Incidentally, Genny is a newly named Postulant for Holy Orders in the Diocese and is doing her social justice internship with the Campaign.