UUJMCA has deep roots in California’s environmental justice movements. With a history of partnerships that have kept us engaged in the movement for water justice and the human right to water, we are eager to continue our efforts to promote just environmental policy and practices that care for all Californians and our world.
Our Environmental Justice Team is in need of new leadership. Interested in being on UUJMCA’s Environmental Justice Team? Willing to help recruit new members? Let us know below!
San Diego's climate change plan gets final OK
City Council approves blueprint for significantly reducing greenhouse-gas emissions by 2035
We can all do more: we can conserve grey water for other uses, we can shorten our showers, we can install water saving nozzles and high-efficiency appliances. We need to do as much as we can as individuals, congregations and communities to reduce our unnecessary use of water.
And industry can do more, too. The mandatory restrictions imposed are only on residential consumers -- they exempt big ag, the fracking industry and water bottling companies. These policies put profits over people and go against our UU values. Stay tuned for next steps...
There has been an on-going controversy surrounding the Bay Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP). Since December 13, 2013, this plan has been under-going public scrutiny; alongside Governor Jerry Brown, who endorses it. The plan claims that the “BDCP would secure California’s water supply by building new water delivery infrastructure and operating the system to improve the ecological health of the Delta”, so as to transport water across the state.
Human Agenda is a non-profit organization that reaches out to the Central California community, in an attempt to enlighten people about the injustices that migrant workers face on a daily basis. This organization is lead by Executive Director, Richard Hobbs; who is well known for his activism work, as well as his career as an immigration attorney; and Ann Lopez, the Director of the Center for Farmworker Families. On July 27th, The UUJMCA interns had the opportunity to attend one of the Human Agenda “Farmworker Reality Tours”. Here we met with migrant workers, and listened to their stories.
As many as 2 million Californians face significant challenges with water and sanitation. Water that is contaminated with nitrates, arsenic, lead, pesticides, and industrial chemicals.