Friday, September 16, 2005

Evironmental Justice, Climate Change and Hurricane Katrina. A Librarian at Every Table. No. 301.

"Redefining Progress" has issued an important statement on Evironmental Justice, Climate Change and Hurricane Katrina: "New Orleans has a rich legacy of community organizations and activism. Properly engaged, they can deliver more for the future of the city than government handouts alone. Disaster relief must not turn into mass expropriation, and flood victims must be able to reclaim their wealth and participate in New Orleans’ new economy."

" Redefining Progress collaborates with partners because sustainability requires the broad engagement of individuals, organizations, and institutions. Redefining Progress works with these partners to change technology, influence the choices individuals make, and resolve pressing social and environmental issues. Redefining Progress also adds to our partners' efforts by pursuing systemic change in underlying economic, political, and social mechanisms.

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