Since I started this blog, I have been concerned that the Green Party had abandoned its ecological roots. I know that some, like Lorna Salzman, have been saying this for years. Now, I am not as outspoken as Lorna, but it was apparent to me that there was a lack of attention, especially on issues of water, the Sacramento - San Joaquin Delta, levee repair and what are we going to drink when the next disaster hits.
Now, I find that the LA Greens are focusing their next meeting (Wed. May 16) on a presentation by Irma Muñoz of Mujeres De La Tierra. Muñoz will address a very important question, Why traditional environmental leaders need to learn the language of community and hopefully provide the right answers.
Additional comment. Mujeres De La Tierra came out of the Hispanic Community. This should be expected. The Public Policy Institute of California reported that Latino's were more likely than other ethnic groups to be concerned about environmental issues. Maybe, they realize that the environment is where they live while, for far too many, the environment is a place you visit. So, I am not surprised that this effort arose as it did.