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Over 170 countries, 1200 landmarks and 40 UNESCO world heritage sites participated in switching their light off. That said, Earth Hour, is Not Earth Day even though they are clearly related.
Roman Catholic bishops from around the world have called for a binding international agreement that would wean humanity from fossil fuels…
Item Number One: A shout-out to all prowling the Northeastern United States in October. The Inter-Religious Eco-Justice Network will be holding its second interfaith Climate Stewardship Conference from October 12-13 in West Hartford, Connecticut. Follow this link to learn more about it — and then sign up. I will be a “panelist” in one of […]
It’s a strange harmony. Wall Street powerhouses now chime with robed clerics in an offbeat tune: Ruining our atmosphere is not only immoral, it’s bad for the S&P 500. What’s next? Will the executives and clergy swap portfolio tips for divestment brochures at the People’s Climate March on September 21 in New York City? It […]
Dr. Sylvia Earle, who broke through the gender barrier fifty years ago and has been studying the ocean ever since.
My updated list of links to nature conservation web resources. The list includes national and international organizations. For a list of rescue/rehabilitation services, visit your local government website. In Arizona, the list can be found here: AZ Game & Fish Dept. Please send corrections, updates, and additions to the nature conservation link list using the comment […]
With all the climate changes and weird weather we’ve been having in recent years, global warming is a serious matter and environmentalists and scientists have been working endlessly to find some solutions. Irish professors at the University of Limerick believes they have found a way to increase the size and production of vegetable crops and […]
Habitat Concerns This post focuses on habitat conservation. The examples are in the U. S., but there are similar protection efforts in other countries. More are needed everywhere. A first step is to visit a protected area and learn first hand what is at stake. The major threat to Earth’s plants and animals is direct […]
Recycling Water Recycling in the home is one of my passions, so before disposing of anything from egg boxes and string to plastic bottles and containers I now ask myself “How can I reuse this item – either in its current form or in an alternative way?” It’s amazing how creative one can be! Recycling […]
For those of you that read Monday’s post about my trip to Nebraska, you are aware of my whiny-whiny rant about going 6 days without my life support (ok..maybe a tad of an exaggeration) of Internet access and use of my cell phone. Despite the fact that Nebraska is a huge dead zone for AT&T, (don’t get […]
Learn from these two pals… A question for the eco-friendly: Can we see those outreached hands? They’re there, waiting for us, just beyond the fog of our prim, finger-wagging islands. Surveys show that three out of four U.S. voters favor regulating carbon dioxide emissions; some conservatives are reminding their kin of the word, “conserve”; and faith leaders […]
“There is hope, if people will begin to awaken that spiritual part of themselves, that heartfelt knowledge that we are caretakers of this planet.” Brooke Medicine Eagle Earth Day: Five Ways To Make Every Day Earth Day… Earth Day Flag Water 1. Use only the water you need, and reuse when possible. 2. Help keep […]
The Torah emphasizes that all life is sacred. Knowingthat, we are charged with tending to the Earth’s well being. Bal Tashchit, or “donot destroy,” a key Jewish principle, teaches us to serve as stewards andprotectors of the land. We read in Kohelet,that “One generation goes andanother generation comes, but the Earth remains forever” (1:4). These […]
“The environment is where we all meet; where we all have a mutual interest; it is the one thing that all of us share. It is not only a mirror of ourselves, but a focusing lens on what we can become…” Lady Bird Johnson On The Environment: Thirty Go Green Tips… Help reduce our environmental […]
Deniers of climate change, including many Republican Presidential candidates, often cite statistics promoted in The Great Global Warming Swindle, which premiered in Britain in 2007. I’ve encountered them myself in several e-mails. Peter Sinclair’s video illuminates the pseudo-documentary’s distortions. It turns out that sun activity is not spiking current temperatures; the Earth is now hotter than […]
Supposedly, this blog is devoted to theological-sociological-spiritual-cultural-environmental proclammation. Nuts to that for now. I loved this video of breaching whales and I’m passing it along. God is fun and he loves it when his creatures have fun.
Reut Rashook The crowded blogging world features everything from the ridiculous to the trashy to the beautiful to the sublime. Green Parenthood, administered by Reut Rashook, is definitely sublime. It provides practical answers to the inevitable question: “What can a working stiff like me do now that I know the Earth has rolled into Darth Vader’s palm?” […]
By Dan Buttry Cross-published at http://www.internationalministries.org/read/36929. Dan Buttry Dan Buttry is an author and serves as global consultant for peace and justice for the American Baptist Churches, USA. He has mediated, negotiated, and led seminars on conflict transformation throughout the world. He is one of many church workers who plunges into dark places beneath publicity’s […]
About thirty years ago, I swore off veal. I had read a one-page consciousness-raising ad about how calves are treated from birth to death to make them good sources of veal. Imagine my shock the other day when I saw the exact same ad show up again in a magazine I was reading. Say what? […]
“Only when the last tree has died and the last river been poisoned and the last fish been caught will we realize we cannot eat money.” Cree Indian Proverb Earth Day 2011: Ten Things To Do… First Earth Day Poster Happy Earth Day all! The last several weeks have been incredibly hectic on my end. […]
“Until a man duplicates a blade of grass, Nature can laugh at his so-called scientific knowledge. Remedies from chemicals will never stand in favorable comparison with the products of Nature, the living cell of a plant, the final result of the rays of the sun, the mother of all life.” Thomas A. Edison This Saturday, […]