The Common Good

Results for Environmental Stewardship

Taking the Prairie Path: Seeking Sustainability in the Suburbs
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>Just a half-mile or so south of our home is the Illinois Prairie Path. It's an old rail line that was converted to a walking and biking path in the early 1960s. An electric line actually, that on ...

Michael Jackson's Legacy of Social and Environmental Concern
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

Though it has been two weeks since Michael Jackson's death, the world continues to mourn and to monitor news sources for the latest developments. Though it has been two weeks ...

Pope Benedict Gets It Right
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

Jim Wallis has provided <a href="../2009/07/09/pope-benedict-on-the-global-economy/">a helpful summary </a>of the Pope's encyclical <a href="http://www.zenit.org/article-2638 ...

Pope Benedict on the Global Economy
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

As the G8 Summit begins in Italy, Pope Benedict XVI has released a new encyclical on the global economy. As the G8 Summit begins in Italy, Pope Benedict XVI has released a new enc ...

Jesus People Against Pollution: 'People Should Not Still Be in Formaldehyde Trailers'
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://www.ryanrodrickbeiler.com/gallery/8023684_Fnjyb/1/#526070792_uNqwG-A-LB"></a>Charlotte Keys, of Jesus People Against Pollution in Columbia, Mississippi, who was & ...

A Necessary Film for Anyone Who Eats Food
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>"The industry doesn't want you to know the truth about what you are eating, because if you knew you might not want to eat it " - Food, Inc. </p> ...

Clean Energy and Security Act: If Everyone's Unhappy, It Must Be a Good Compromise
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

I rode my bike to work today. Despite the summer heat, it is not a bad trip I rode my bike to work today. Despite the summer heat, it is not a bad trip "As far as ...

Clean Energy is the 'Space Race' of Our Age
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

Last Tuesday, as a member of <a href="http://www.catholics-united.org/">Catholics United</a>, I joined countless others in Washington, D.C., to lobby on behalf of the American Clean Energ ...

From Frozen Rebellion to Flowering Seed
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>As the band of runaway Israelite slaves wander in their search for freedom, again and again they grow rebellious. In the greatest of these rebellions, Korach criticizes Moses, claiming "The whole ...

A Call to Serve and Preserve Creation
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

I just returned to the United States from a clergy conference I was invited to address by Rev. James Jones, Bishop of Liverpool. I just returned to the United States from a clergy ...

Eco-Justice: Getting There from Here
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

As I look at where we need to get, pronto -- 350 parts per million or less carbon in the atmosphere, sustainable use of planetary resources, and a world economy consistent with those things -- and ...

Green Jobs Take Youth Miles High
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

When La'Kyla Byrd cleared trails and tended to trees in Denver's City Park this past year as a member of <a href="http://www.milehighyouthcorps.org/">Mile High Youth Corps</a>, ...

A Phoenix Rising From GM's Ashes
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

Imagine America's 'Rust Belt' transformed into a green belt of clean energy manufacturing. Imagine the factories of Detroit making wind turbines and solar panels to power America. ...

Save the Birds
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

As we explore alternative sources of energy, one that is growing in popularity is "wind farms" with row upon row of rotating turbines. As we explore alternative sources ...

Who Should Pay for Our Pollution?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

Congress is hard at work on historic energy and climate change legislation. The House of Representatives plans to vote on a bill in the next few weeks, with the Senate to follow in early fall.</p> ...

Peru: People and Rainforests in Peril
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

Dozens Dozens Dear SOJOURNERS,We call upon Christians around the world to express their solidarity in light of the recent acts of deplorable violence in the Peruvian A ...

The Legacy of an Eco-Prophet: Remembering Thomas Berry
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

Today's most pressing task for humanity, I believe, is to halt the current environmental crisis. Today's most pressing task for humanity, I believe, is to halt the curre ...

Reflecting Eden in 'Nuestro Jard
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

For the first time in my life, I have a garden.</p> For the first time in my life, I have a garden. Well, to be clear, my wife and I have one. And our neighbors help ou ...

Saving Kansas City, One (Green) Step at a Time
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

Troost Avenue in Kansas City, Missouri, has been dividing rich and poor, black and white, jobless and employed in this city since the days of Jim Crow when it was a legal line of segregation. ...

A Big Problem for Land Justice
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

Why should the world turn away from huge, monocropped factory farms? Pick the reason you like best. Why should the world turn away from huge, monocropped factory farms? Pick the r ...

Justice for Vieques
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

For more than sixty years For more than sixty years How could you begin to How could you begin to compensate people who have suffered from being target practice, not to ...

Love Your Neighbor, Love the Earth
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

The industrialized world's collective failure to both regulate pollution and curb gross overconsumption has put millions and billions of the world's poorest and most vulnerable people at increase ...

M2EP Live: Charlotte Keys Update
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

I was delighted to run into Charlotte Keys, head of Jesus People Against Pollution of Columbia, MS, whom I'd <a href="http://www.sojo.net/index.cfm?action=magazine.article&amp;issue=soj0903&am ...

Voices of Global Climate Change, Part II: Leo Atakpu
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:17am | Type: Blog

Nigerian activist Leo Atakpu is a busy guy -- he advocates for debt cancellation, opposes water privatization, and speaks out against climate change. Nigerian activist Leo Atakpu ...

Voices of Global Climate Change, Part I: Fe' Kaho Tevi
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:17am | Type: Blog

Often, when we hear about global warming, what we get on the news is statistics that are hard to take in. Often, when we hear about global warming, what we get on the news is stat ...

The Social Side Effects of Global Warming
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:17am | Type: Blog

We are at a global turning point. We are at a global turning point. Rampant deforestation, mass extinction of species, global warming, the melting of polar ice caps, and the rapid ...

The Eco-Footprint of War: Lemeyo's Story
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:17am | Type: Blog

Lemeyo Abon, an indigenous elder from the Marshall Islands, is a survivor of fallout from the <a href="http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/bomb/peopleevents/pandeAMEX51.html">largest nuclear bomb</ ...

A Crucial Time in the Fight Against Global Poverty and Climate Change
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:17am | Type: Blog

for God's creation and for the poor and vulnerable. During his angelus address on August 27, 2006, Pope ... on August 27, 2006, Pope Benedict XVI called for a commitment to care for creation. He said creation ...

They Killed Sister Dorothy: HBO's Book of Martyrs
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:17am | Type: Blog

From Joan of Arc to Sir Thomas More, courageous martyrs continue to inspire us. Their powerful witness is memorialized in homilies, books, and even movies. From Joan of Arc to Sir ...

Time for Cristus Victor Gardens?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:17am | Type: Blog

As the engine of the American Economy coughs, sputters, and shifts to low gear (too soon to say "grinds to a halt"), another motor driving the American Dream is also running low on fuel: the food s ...

From Eco-Flying to Webinars: My Christian Carbon Footprint, Part 4
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:17am | Type: Blog

Norwegian Lutheran guilt ... is that what I feel every time I get on a plane to do my job as an organizational transition coach? Or is it deeper than that? Norwegian Lutheran guil ...

Holy Expansion: My Christian Carbon Footprint, Part 2
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:17am | Type: Blog

[<a href="http://blog.sojo.net/2009/03/09/reconciling-romans-7-and-my-christian-carbon-footprint-part-1/">continued from part 1</a>]</p> [ continued f ...

Reconciling Romans 7: My Christian Carbon Footprint, Part 1
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:17am | Type: Blog

Whenever I see holy hipster author-speakers flying around the world to peddle their products, I feel like hurling <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0061627992?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=sojo_blog-20&a ...

An Unsung Catholic Environmental Legacy
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:17am | Type: Blog

Current newspapers and blogs are replete with commentaries on the outcome of the presidential elections, the ailing economy, and life issues, especially abortion. Current newspape ...

Green My Hood
Originally Posted: 10/24/2013 - 11:26am | Type: Blog

Is it possible to create a new economy in the hood that would create jobs, lower energy costs, reduce the carbon footprint of an urban neighborhood, and allow neighbors to get to know one another a ...

Video: How to Make Radical Valentine Veggies
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:17am | Type: Blog

Hey, want to celebrate your love of your honey *and* your love of God's creation? Hey, want to celebrate your love of your honey *and* your love of God's creation? Eatin ...

Greener Gatherings
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:17am | Type: Blog

place at next year's Trinity Institute Conference (January 27-29, 2010) when the theme ...

Creating a New American Ethos
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:17am | Type: Blog

We stand at what could be the greatest divide in American history. We stand at what could be the greatest divide in American history. America has come from Native American genocid ...

Policy and Organizing: A Year in Review
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:52am | Type: Blog

and Israel. More than 27,000 of you joined our call to lament and repent for the Iraq War. While we see some ...

Rich Cizik, Pioneer for New Evangelicals, Resigns from NAE
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:52am | Type: Blog

Rich Cizik has been a pioneer in the "new evangelical" movement and a real hero, especially to the next generation of young believers. Rich Cizik has been a pioneer in t ...

The Green Bible
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0061627992?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=sojo_blog-20&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=0061627992">&l ...

A Public Prayer of Thanksgiving
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

This historic proclamation of <a href="http://www.si.edu/Encyclopedia_SI/nmah/thanks.htm#Transcription%20of%20George%20Washington%27s%20Proclamation">"A Day of Public Thanksgiving and Prayer"</a> w This historic proclamation of "A Day of Public Thanksgiving and Prayer" was supposedly issued ...

Obama: Get Two for the Price of One on the Economy and Environment
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

President-elect Obama,</p> President-elect Obama, You need a smart, elegant "signature initiative" that will solve many problems at once. Green For All rec ...

Dichotomies and Dilemmas in the Global Warming Debate
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

Tonight at 9 p.m. Tonight at 9 p.m. EST, many of us will tune in to Heat , a PBS investigative documentary on climate change and what big business is doing to address it. ...

The Other Meltdown
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

The financial crisis is nothing to bat an eyelash at, of course, but as the U.S. The financial crisis is nothing to bat an eyelash at, of course, but as the U.S. is swept up in th ...

Climate Change: The Threat to Life and A New Energy Future
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://www.sojo.net/blog/godspolitics/uploads/081020-climate-change.jpg"></a>Through videos, dioramas, and interactive stations, the American Museum of Natural History&# ...

And the #1 Threat to America: BEARS!
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>Last week was a busy one, getting the blog switched over from Beliefnet to our own Web site. Sharp-eyed readers have noticed a few bugs, but since we're over the hump I thought a little Friday fu ...

Changing the Backyard
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

My two boys have an alley for a backyard. My two boys have an alley for a backyard. Luke (9) and Jack (5) are thoroughly urban kids, but I watched them, these past two weeks, fall ...

D#@*$% Environmentalists!
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/06/27/AR2008062702490.html The topic of the column was James Dobson's attack on Barack Obama. But the case being ... 27, 2008 8:41 PM) re. ethanol: "And the pork-barrel politicians who are buying votes ... this really helps the poor. roger Posted by: roger | June 27, 2008 3:27 PM" "Roger, ...

Sacred Materialism
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

As a convert to Orthodox Christianity, I have come to appreciate the strong connection in our tradition between spirituality and creation. As a convert to Orthodox Christianity, I ...