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Global climate change results in the widespread loss of human life and vast extinction of wildlife, it brings about massive economic devastation, and endangers the very sources of life on earth. The wealthiest Nations' prized quality of life will suffer significantly from climate change, but the most populous and poorest people of the planet stand to be hurt the most. Since this problem is caused in large part by mankind and the United States is guilty of emitting per capita and historically the most greenhouse gas emissions, our Nation's on-going fossil fuel consumption is becoming blatantly immoral. In fact if the US persists and perpetuates a gluttonous and exorbitant greenhouse gas emitting existence, it will be a crime against humanity potentially more harmful than any other in history. Now more than ever is the time to do what is right by changing our ways and restoring the basic fabric of dignity with our fellow human beings.

  • CCLI pursues viable paths to justice on this momentous matter and calls for wide-scale restitution;
  • We collaborate with like minded, integrity-based organizations in the pursuit of restorative justice.
  • We work locally to reduce greenhouse gas emissions while at the same time helping alleviate poverty and uplifting our community at once --> for example we work considerably in weatherizing homes for low income households and developing community gardens for places & people in need.
  • We give out local, national and/or worldwide Climate Justice Seed Grant Awards CCLI’s Justice Seed Grant (see the past recipients below)

2018 Justice Grant Recipient - Deb Haaland
for her historic candidacy & bold stances on climate & equity. CCLI gives this seed grant to Native American Voters Alliance (NAVA) in her name as we believe voter registration & voting (regardless of party affiliation) is vital to advance climate leadership.
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2017 Justice Grant Recipient - Earth Care & Chainbreaker Collective
for advancing social equity & sustainability leadership at once
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- Chainbreaker Collective, Read More

2016 Justice Grant Recipient - Social Equity Working Group & Tomas Rivera with Chainbreaker Collective
for reaching out to underrepresented residents of our city to develop just ways for Santa Fe to achieve carbon neutrality by 2040
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2015 Justice Grant Recipient Sister Joan Brown - New Mexico Interfaith Power & Light
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2014 Justice Grant Recipient Deborah Tang - St. Elizabeth Shelter
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2013 Justice Grant Recipient Rabbi Nahum Ward-Lev
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- Response Letter 

2012 Justice Grant Recipient Akilah Sanders Reed in Minnisota
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2011 Justice Grant Recipient Jemez Pueblo in New Mexico
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- Response Letter 

2010 Justice Grant Recipient Shishmaref Tribe in Alaska
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2009 Justice Grant Recipient Earthrights International
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It is from numberless diverse acts of courage and belief that human history is shaped. Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope; and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring, those ripples build a current which can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance.
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