Environmental Health Protection: The natural environment MUST be considered as important as human life. Mac-Jim Foundation is concerned with protecting the natural environment for the benefit of all living things and the ecosystem. Emphases is on:
- Energy and Mining:
- Biodiversity: The biological diversity of all living things on planet earth is very essential to the planets ecosystem. Actions or inactions of Man that constitute an imbalance in the ecosystem are detrimental to life. Crude oil exploration and exploitation, deforestation, use of chemicals in the environment, sand mining etc. have endangered several species. Most plants, fishes and animal species are at the brink of extinction. All stakeholders need to understand the impacts on the environment including habitat degradation and loss, loss of biodiversity and other resources.
- Climate Change: Change in the planets weather pattern that has resulted to increased temperatures and irregular rain fall patterns and rise in river/ocean water levels attributed largely to the increased levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide produced by the use of fossil fuels.
- Marine Conservation: Marine conservation is the protection and preservation of ecosystems in oceans and seas. Marine conservation focuses on limiting human-caused damage to marine ecosystems, restoring damaged marine ecosystems, and preserving vulnerable species of the marine life.
- Environmental Justice: Mac-Jim Foundation focuses on the need for nondiscriminatory treatment and reasonable participation of all people regardless of tribe, race, color, national origin, or income with respect to the development, implementation, and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations, and policies. People should not suffer because of the environment where they live, work, and play or learn. There should be fair distribution of benefits and burdens from the environment. Mac-Jim Foundation is working on but not limited to the following:
- Forest and Land Rights
- Indigenous Rights