“Stewardship” means to care for…ourselves, each other, and the planet. Our “issues” stem from the false narrative that we’re separate: from each other, from the planet. Our healing grows with the truth of our interdependence. Thank you Sierra Club for connecting seemingly “separate” campaigns.
The Sierra Club’s executive director Michael Brune made a statement today in support of ending the needless violence against black citizens.
After the police killings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile this week, our executive director Michael Brune shared this:
“It is impossible to not be outraged by the devastating images of black people being gunned down by police on a shockingly regular basis and it should be impossible to remain silent in the face of this sustained injustice any longer. Sadly, the tragedies that are unfolding before our eyes are just a fraction of the violence that has been happening off camera in our nation for far too long.
The Sierra Club believes all people deserve a healthy planet with clean air and water, a stable climate and safe communities. That means all people deserve equal protection under the law and the right to a life free of discrimination, hatred and violence. Unfortunately, those aspirations and goals are not a reality in our country, and that is why that is why the Sierra Club stands in solidarity with all of those saying #BlackLivesMatter, demanding justice, accountability, and action to confront the racism and inequality that has allowed these tragedies to persist. We can do better and by standing together to work for the changes that are needed, we will.”
We must do better.