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Mary L.

"Raising EJ/CJ issues in decision-making platforms"

Baltimore, MD, USA
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Speaks: french, german, english
Joined Feb 6, 2008
What I Want to Do: leave the world a little better


 
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Environmental (In)Justice:
Sources, Symptoms, and Solutions

EcoRes Forum E-Conference Series
11-24 April 2008

"The most vulnerable communities in the poorest countries,
those who have contributed nothing to climate change,
will be the worst affected by its impact."

Join academics and activists, scientists and social critics, researchers, journalists, and concerned citizens from around the world in this online forum as we examine the roots of environmental & climate injustice and search for ways to right these indefensible wrongs.

"For the matter at hand is no mere felicity of speculation, but
the real business and fortunes of the human race..."

Share your experience and raise your voice:
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As scientific experts call for swift action in response to accelerating climate change, the words “global warming” have become commonplace. Headlines and commentators tout the latest technological developments, politicians focus on greening their platforms, and concerned citizens in MDCs check their house insurance and consider relocating to higher ground. Adaptation is underway.

But what about those who can’t make that choice? Those forced to cope with changes they can least afford, changes to which they contributed little, changes for which they will pay the highest price? As the exponentially growing numbers of unemployed, displaced and dis-eased climate refugees and victims of injustice outpace projections, the facts confirm UNFCCC Executive Secretary Yvo de Boer's 2008 warning: "The most vulnerable communities in the poorest countries, those who have contributed nothing to climate change, will be the worst affected by its impact."

Our task, our ethical responsibility as human beings, is to ensure that this indefensible discrimination does not continue, at any level, within any jurisdiction. What does this encompass? What are the underlying causes and possible solutions? How can we raise awareness? Learn from others, share your experience and let your voice be heard:
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EcoRes Forum is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to the free exchange of knowledge and ideas concerning social and environ-mental issues and climate change. Based on the principles of social equity, environmental justice and ecocentrism, Forum programs include an online e-conference series and ongoing virtual discussion boards.

Our dialogue series launched in April 2007 with a two-week debate about whether a societal paradigm shift to ecocentrism* might speed the global climate movement. More than 700 participants from 80+ countries took part in the discussion, which culminated later that year in the Forum's
Call for Action: Achieving Global Climate Justice in the 21st Century.

By hosting this transdisciplinary series, the Forum team aims to build synergistic bridges among activists and academics, scientists and social critics, researchers, journalists, community leaders, and concerned citizens in order to increase our shared understanding and thereby to empower joint efforts on climate change issues.

E-conferences are offered free of charge and are open to all. You are invited to join this virtual initiative! Our next dialogue,
Join us!

Learn more about what we do, why we do it, and how you can help -- visit www.eco-res.org.


* From Wikipedia: "Ecocentrism is a philosophy that recognizes that the ecosphere, rather than any individual organism, is the source and support of all life and as such advises a holistic and eco-centric approach to government, industry, and individual."

 
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Joined Feb 6, 2008 Activist Aspirations Enthusiastic 
Here for Meeting Friends, Professional Connections, Support a Cause 
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Groups AFL-CIO, Amnesty International, Complete Natural Living, Defenders of Wildlife, Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Electing Pro-Wildlife Leaders, END POVERTY in AFRICA, Earth Day, EcoRes Forum, Elephant Lovers, Greenpeace, Habitat for Humanity, Jane Goodall Institute: Race for the Primates, Mother Jones, Moveon.org more »
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Homepage http://www.eco-res.org  
Birthday Oct 31  
Languages french, german, english  
About Me Recently moved to Maryland... after a year in the desert, water is more beautiful than ever. Never thought I could appreciate a blade of grass so much...

My main focus? The EcoRes Forum. Why the environmental interests? Read my story at the Forum (www.eco-res.org). Like the song says, "I need to wake up". Having done that, I'm now trying to incorporate eco-principles throughout my life. (Bonus: I can sleep better at night.)

I've been known to hug a lot of trees. How about you? :-) Have you checked your carbon footprint?
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  Lifestyle
Pets  
Activist Aspirations Enthusiastic
Political Leaning
Religions buddhist  
Eating Habits vegetarian and aspiring vegan  
Wild Fact About Me I'm a young old hippie. :D
My Philosophy Be the change you want to see in the world.
What Gives Me Hope Seeing people standing up for and making change.
If I were Mayor, I'd make the world a better place by Mandate eco-education from Kindergarten
What/who changed my life and why Way of the Peaceful Warrior; taught me to focus on the here/now
What Bugs Me climate change sceptics, doubters of scientific fact  
Passions see Causes  
Inspirations real people, brave people, nature  
What Scares Me not knowing where the tipping point is, Religious Extremism  
  Favorites
Role Models Dalai Lama, Jane Goodall, Mahatma Gandhi, Nelson Mandela, buddha  
Quotation I am not the same, having seen the moon shine on the other side of the world.
Interests see Causes  
Books Kahlil Gibran, Umberto Eco, Ayaan Ali  
Music everything  
Movies scarier the better  
TV Shows international news, EU football  
Favorite Foods hot'n'spicy anything  
Favorite Places outdoors  
Can't Live Without Internet :)  
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