The Wider World

April 16th:  Two grade 4/5 classes from Elginburg District Public School brought our petition to ban two single use plastics in the City of Kingston with 1512 signatures to Mayor Bryan Paterson. That evening Councillor Robert Kiley read the petition in full to Kingston City Council. More to follow up on this in May!

April 18th:  Member of Provincial Parliament, Nathalie Des Rosiers, first read our petition to ban some single use plastics with 270 signatures from the community of Temiskaming Shores in New Liskeard, northeastern Ontario.  Thank you, friends! More coming next week when Queen’s Park is back in session!

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What we do.
And why we do it.

Ecojustice goes to court and uses the power of the law to defend nature, combat climate change, and fight for a healthy environment for all.

Our strategic, innovative public interest lawsuits lead to legal precedents that deliver lasting solutions to our most urgent environmental problems.

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 There’s a hidden story in the response to the AIDS epidemic on the African continent. It’s a story about the remarkable progress that communities have made, and the deeply human changes that people experience with the support of their community-based organizations. Over the course of the epidemic, the fabric of communities, families and individuals unravelled, as AIDS struck household after household, and death, impoverishment, discrimination and suffering abounded. In response, grassroots organizations have been providing multiple forms of assistance — in areas such as healthcare, education, income generation, and emotional and psychological well-being — that together have been helping individuals and communities recover from devastating losses.

 I support “Help Lesotho” and “Grandmothers for Grandmothers”. The results of these programs have been unbelievable. Girls are going to school, staying there, and learning about their rights. Boys are learning about the rights of girls. Grandmothers are meeting to share ideas on how to bring up this orphaned generation, how to prevent the spread of HIV, and how to have a voice in the governing of their own countries. The grandmothers below went to college to become carpenters for their village, despite enormous prejudice. They’re challenging and changing their world.  Pick up the book, “Powered by Love” by Joanna Henry with Ilana Landsberg-Lewis to read about them.  – J.J. February, 2018   
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This is a small, strong group of committed people on the west coast of Canada, fighting for the ocean, the land, the air, the animals, and the rights of indigenous people. I’m glad to support them. -J.J. 2018

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I first read about this brilliant organization in the book, “A Thousand Sisters” by Lisa J. Shannon. I highly recommend the book.  I lost one sister a few years ago. Now I have a sister in the Congo. –J.J. February, 2018

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