Author: GTC Staff Published: 2/14/2023 Green The Church Weekly News
Greetings Ronald,Green The Church the week of February 13, 2023.Here’s what’s new at
Green The Church Louisiana in Everyday Health
Green The Church Louisiana and GTC National Field Director Rev. Emily Carroll are featured this month in an important article in the Black Health section of Everyday Health online. Black Communities Fight for Cleaner Air in ‘Cancer Alley’ highlights the staggering rates of cancer, asthma, and other illnesses in the 85-mile stretch of land along the Mississippi River between New Orleans and Baton Rouge—filled with petrochemical plants—that is home largely to Black communities. Many have extraordinary levels of cancer and other illnesses that they attribute to industrial pollution.
The article also shares the stories of those fighting for environmental justice, including Rev. Carroll and Green The Church Louisiana. Read the full article here.
Events to Benefit Rev. Dr. Kenneth Davis S.T.E.A.M. Scholarship
All are welcome to participate in upcoming events that will support the Rev. Dr. Kenneth Davis Scholarship Fund. A Casino Day Trip is planned for April 29 and a Camping Trip will take place August 11 through 13. For more information on both events contact Roberta Campbell.
Read about Rev. Dr. Davis, his long history of EJ activism, and the scholarship he established here.
Our Thanks for Taking Action
Green The Church thanks everyone who took the time to submit a comment to the EPA urging our leaders to support safeguards to cut methane and other harmful pollution from the oil and gas industry. Together we took action to defend frontline communities that bear the burden of oil and gas pollution that harms our air, water, and health. Please watch this space for future important calls to action.
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