LCWR: reflection on air pollution and racial disparity
"Power plants are the second largest source of climate pollution in the United States, (transportation is number one). In 2022, approximately 60% of the electricity generated came from the burning of fossil fuels like coal, natural gas, and petroleum, according to the US Energy Information Administration. This produces greenhouse gas emissions which are a major factor in global warming but also produce fine particulate air pollution that impacts human health." - Patty Johnson, CSJ
The Leadership Conference of Women Religious, of which FSPA is a member, is pleased to share the Summer 2023 Resolutions to Action written by Patty Johnson, CSJ, a member of the congregational leadership team of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet who serves on the LCWR national board and as its liaison to the LCWR Global Concerns Committee. Patty’s reflection calls us to look at the impacts of air pollution, and particularly the intersection of climate change and racism.
May this LCWR Resolutions to Action lead us toward the work of transformative justice.