1. ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE & CLIMATE CHANGE

    The Sierra Club’s Cape Cod and Islands Group works on climate change  issues with congregations and community groups. Lots of emphasis on human rights concerns. Our group helped to develop a PowerPoint presentation on  May 1st for environmental justice advocates in New England. Since then, the program has been revised a bit and it has been used in several forums.     

    The emphasis is on connecting with  groups - including minorities, senior citizens, religious organizations, health care people, etc.. - that have NOT  been active in  climate change discussions in the past. Lots of emphasis on things like the Americans With Disabilities Act. Polar bears are never referenced.  

    The Sierra Club is mentioned in the credits at the end of the program.

    This presentation is being used as the basis for environmental justice programs in New England during the summer months. We’ll be discussing things like heat waves, droughts, massive power failures, hurricanes, extreme weather events, etc.      “Here and now” stuff.
    Link:
    https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/78768832/Cape%20Cod%20In%20Harms%20Way%205-2013%20Rev.ppsx


    (submitted by Bob Murphy, chairman, Cape Cod and Islands Group, Sierra Club.)