The mission of the Environmental Justice Group is to educate ourselves, our congregation and community about the realities and significance of man's impact on the environment, and about ways in which we can become good stewards of the earth. Our work is to inspire cultural change so that sustainable practice will become an accepted and valued norm. We believe that Christianity teaches us that we have a moral and spiritual responsibility for our environment, and to use the resources of nature that no one may suffer from our abuse of them.
This week we will attend the Department of Environmental Protection's update meeting on their plans for controlling the sewage pollution and stormwater that is discharged form NYC's combined sewer system, affecting almost every waterway in the city.
This meeting will be held at the CUNY School of Law, 2 Court Square West, Queens, at 6:30 pm. It is accessible from both the N and G trains. For more info and to register (the meeting is FREE) follow this link:
Outmoded sewer systems cause more than 27 Billion gallons of raw sewage and polluted stormwater to discharge (combined sewage overflows or CSOs) into NY Harbor each year. The costs for the environment and human health, safe recreation and fish habitats, are steep.
Information: David Ward at firstname.lastname@example.org.