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Catholic perspectives on climate change and our responsibility to care for creation.


May 1st, 2017

Our focus on our immediate needs and goals perpetuate the destructive systems currently in place – we are called to challenge this paradigm

“It is our desire for convenience and our propensity to think only of our immediate needs that have perpetuated the destructive systems currently in place which are causing global-scale environmental degradation. As people of faith, we are called to challenge this paradigm; to recognize that we truly have been gifted with the role of caring […]


April 30th, 2017

Another view: “Millions of person hours have been put into marches these last 3 months. None of this energy has gone into alternative models we need to get in place in the next few years.”

Joe Brewer provided an alternate view about the marches… There is a finite amount of emotional energy available in the world — the aggregate of all things that people are thinking about and acting on in any given moment. As one of my friends said last week, she finds it exhausting going from one march to another […]


April 30th, 2017

The visioning process first creates an ideal future state as clearly has it can be envisioned collectively, then helps us proceed in the right direction

The visioning process first creates an ideal future state as clearly has it can be envisioned collectively, then helps us proceed in the right direction

“Vision without action is useless. But action without vision does not know where to go or why to go there. Vision is absolutely necessary to guide and motivate action. More than that, vision, when widely shared and firmly kept in sight, brings into being new systems.”— Donella Meadows (Meadows et al., 1992, p.224) By Daniel Christian […]


April 29th, 2017

It’s not an engineering problem, it’s a greed problem and a stunning disregard for human life: Steve Hanley revisits Bill McKibben’s “Do the Math”

Steve Hanley of Clean Technica offers some highlights and key numbers from Bill McKibben’s “Do the Math” piece in Rolling Stone  The First Number — 2º Celsius 2 degrees Celsius is the magic number world leaders have agreed is the absolute most the earth can tolerate before cataclysmic climate change occurs. It is the number that formed […]


April 28th, 2017

Self-sufficient, solar boat on Amazon, now serving more than 60 kilometers of river, territory of the Achuar Indians, between Peru and Ecuador

By Éric Samson, Quito, Ecuador, 28 April 2017, originally published in La Croix The hull of the boat was constructed on a traditional model that is particularly suitable for river navigation. / Eric Samson As the solar boat sails slowly along the Aguarico river, its two electric motors can barely be heard.  Launched last month on this […]

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