The study of climate justice shows how the weather, ocean levels, and other conditions of climate like drought, storms and ocean temperature affect people, and how those affects are magnified for the poor. As noble as our individual efforts are to “Reduce, Reuse and Recycle”, we need to work together to find causes and solutions that will protect the earth for future generations. Doing everything possible to diminish the speed of climate change is an act of justice toward marginalized people, and toward future generations.
Rev. Jeanne Festa is a retired United Methodist pastor. She earned a Master of Divinity degree at Claremont School of Theology in 1998, and served as Associate Pastor in United Methodist churches in Mesa, Sierra Vista and Green Valley until her retirement in 2015. She has three grown children (her first career) and four grandchildren and enjoys gardening, cooking and volunteering in the church and community.