Reverend King’s creed stands and there is no reason to abandon it now: “Let us realize the arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.”
In the difficult years ahead, environmental organizations should address the social inequities challenging millions of Americans — a founding principle of American environmentalism.
When Senator Gaylord Nelson founded Earth Day, he envisioned a movement devoted to the environment and the human, to eradicating pollution as well as poverty, to assuring nature’s rights as well as civil rights, to fostering sustainability as well as peace.
If “historic” and “landmark” are missing from your dictionary, it’s no wonder. They could use a break. Kudos are being heaped from quarters far and wide about the outcomes of COP21. But there are also sobering times ahead, by some reporters’ accounts.
Last year, hunger and food insecurity increased America’s health costs by $160 billion, more than 1/3 the U.S. deficit, and 48 million Americans, one in seven, lived in food insecure households in 2014, according to the global 2016 Hunger Report by Bread for the World Institute.