- Rick Bonetti
The U.S. Military and Environmental Justice
Updated: Nov 27, 2022
The United States military is one of the world’s biggest polluters. As an institution, it leads the world in oil consumption and emits enormous amounts of greenhouse gases! To grasp the environmental impact of the U.S. military, however, requires us to go beyond statistics and numbers. One must listen to those from the communities directly affected.
UCC Environmental Justice Ministries is having a webinar on Wednesday, March 9, 2022, at 10 a.m. PST to provide an overview of environmental justice concerns pertaining to the U.S. military. Register here.
The webinar will feature the voices of those engaged in the struggle to stop the pollution of the Navy’s Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility on the island of Oahu. Faith communities will not only learn about the issues but also how they can take action for justice.
Featured panelists will include:
Wayne Tanaka, Executive Director of the Sierra Club in Hawaiʻi
Danny Tengan, Disaster Coordinator for Hawaiʻi Conference of the United Church of Christ
Lorah Steichen, Outreach Coordinator for the National Priorities Project
Even if you cannot make the webinar at its scheduled time, still sign-up, and they will send you a link to a recording of it. This monthly installment of Creation Justice webinars is co-hosted by the Rev. Dr. Brooks Berndt who serves as the Minister of Environmental Justice for the United Church of Christ and the Rev. Michael Malcolm who serves as the Executive Director for Alabama Interfaith Power & Light and the People's Justice Council. The Just Peace Network of the United Church of Christ is a co-sponsor of this event.
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