By Paulette Middleton
Last week I enjoyed seeing CFJC in action, and am excited to report on the great work they are doing. As a long-time professional atmospheric scientist and renewable energy advocate, I am quite familiar with the complex interconnections among climate, air, water, food, energy, economy, environment, and human activities; and the challenges to achieving a better world for all people. To reach these important global goals (i.e., access to good safe food, water and energy for all), community action at every level is critical. CFJC understands these connections and the central role of community action, and is successfully growing community awareness and actions around food justice and the other related goals. They do this at the all levels – working with individuals and groups in California, and partnering with others around the country. The result is a much stronger movement, thanks to the work of CFJC. Much of the success of CJFC can be attributed to the strategic thinking and deep passion of the CJFC team. At the meetings I attended, there was no doubt about the inspired work and the clear vision. Much work remains to be done in food justice and community, and CFJC is uniquely qualified to do this work!