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Katherine Hreib

Katherine joined the URI team in September 2016. She is responsible for building a strong and diverse network of environmentally focused CCs by cultivating relationships with and among CCs, hosting webinars and dialogue groups, and creating resources to facilitate best practice sharing. A recent graduate of Columbia University, Katherine studied sustainable development, taking special interest in climate change law, environmental anthropology and environmental justice. She is especially concerned with how climate change, while a common problem, has diverse local manifestations with strong negative implications for certain geographic and socioeconomic groups. After working with groups in eastern Uganda, upstate New York and Staten Island, Katherine understands the importance of privileging local knowledge and community engagement in addressing climate change and related social issues. Katherine believes environmental justice and interfaith peacebuilding are of the same root and must addressed hand-in-hand. In her free time she enjoys live music, writing prose, and road trips.

May 10, 2017 6:45 PM

Featured Writing Opportunity for Young Leaders

In order to elevate the wisdom of young people dedicated to addressing environmental issues, the ERCC invites you to submit a piece to be featured in the June newsletter.

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February 9, 2017 6:47 PM

A letter from the Environmental Resource CC: How to stand with Standing Rock

Below you will find a list of ways you and your community can take action to defend the rights of the Standing Rock Sioux, protect drinking water for millions, and ensure the health of land, air and water for future generations.

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December 9, 2016 5:21 PM

The Cultural Kitchen is a Strong Example

The Cultural Kitchen is a strong example of how women everywhere can help empower one another, provide opportunities, learning and build community with one another.

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November 16, 2016 2:34 PM

Reflections on Our Visit to Peace Terrace

We had the pleasure of visiting middle schoolers at Peace Terrace Academy in Fremont, California, a Pre-K through 8th grade Islamic school.

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October 5, 2016 1:59 PM

Bearing Witness to and Responsibility for the Earth

Recently during a moment of meditation I returned to a place where I grew up: the meek woods of New England. I’m clothed in a dark night sky polluted only by the glow of the stars, where the... Read more...

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