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February 11th, 2017

Mary Robinson to speak at Loyola University Chicago’s 4th Annual Climate Change Conference: The Struggle for Our Common Home

Climate Justice: The Struggle for Our Common Home Loyola University Chicago’s fourth annual Climate Change Conference March 16-17, 2017 Our planet is warming because of human activity.  We’ve seen the coastal flooding along the east coast, the massive droughts and wildfires in the west, and experienced the polar jet stream in Chicago. We know that […]


February 11th, 2017

Learning from a previous, effective grassroots education movement

What can we do as Catholics to take and build on this model?  In the 70s and 80s, many social justice groups met and learned about Iran-Contra and the input and change we needed in our systems.  Other churches later joined the Sanctuary movement, which is reviving now.  Book clubs, study and support groups have […]


February 11th, 2017

Trump focus and tweeting obscures universe-level news?

Fr. Seán McDonagh, SSC, 3 Feb 2017:  In a Tweeting World, Important News Is Missed …But some breaking news which is much more important was probably not discussed by these two people because of their poor record in the area of environmental protection.  I would be surprised if the conversation which was scheduled to last […]


February 11th, 2017

Governance, overuse and under-provision of global commons

Mercator Research on the Global Commons and Climate Change We define global commons as natural resources requiring global cooperation for their sustainable use and provision, such as the atmosphere, land and forests. Global economic growth has led to the overuse of these assets though: The atmosphere has been overburdened as a depository for greenhouse gases leading […]


February 11th, 2017

Making energy efficiency improvements to municipal buildings, universities, schools and hospitals could create 15,000 jobs in Minnesota alone

By Frank Jossi, originally published in Midwest Energy News. Minnesota could create 15,000 jobs and save more than $3.1 billion by reducing energy use in municipal buildings, universities, schools and hospitals, according to a new report. The report, “20 for MN: A Proposal To Reduce Minnesota’s Energy Use In The M.U.S.H. Sector By 20 Percent,” […]


February 11th, 2017

Landmark suit against the U.S. government now focuses on Trump administration, argues that climate action is a constitutional right.

Landmark suit against the U.S. government now focuses on Trump administration, argues that climate action is a constitutional right.

Three (and possibly more) of the 21 kids suing the US government, on behalf of children, the unborn, and future generations are Catholic. By Zahra Hirji FEB 9, 2017, Inside Climate News A lawsuit filed by 21 kids challenging the federal government to slow climate change was updated on Thursday to list President Donald Trump as a defendant, […]


February 10th, 2017

Monterey Bishop: Green Power Protects the Environment and the Poor

Adapted/further developed from an article by Claudia Meléndez Salinas,  Cross-posted from the Monterey Herald 01/20/17, MONTEREY is a diocese of that spans three counties.  There, parishes and the diocese are leading an effort to transition not just their own buildings to more renewable energy, but do that for over 100 times as many structures and make a […]

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