The average American is responsible for 17 metric tons of CO2 per year. The average Boulder citizen is at 14 metric tons. Science tells us the Earth is capable of consuming 3 metric tons per person per year. To bring us back from the brink of a climate emergency, we need to produce less than the 3 metric tons.
We are not separate from the environment in which we live; rather we are connected as part of the natural environment. We are all part of and one with creation.
When the initial team started to work on the idea and concept of a Faith Based project that would promote lifestyle changes, it was not yet called ‘Living the Change’, and I was among the people who supported the name “Living the Change”.
Many of us in ARRCC are involved in some way in calling other people to change. We’re asking our business and political leaders to find more sustainable ways to make things. We’re asking them to prioritise renewables over fossil fuels. We’re asking them to speed up the introduction of electric cars and trains.
As part of this year’s observance, Venerable Bhikkhu Bodhi offered reflections and a call to respond based on the application of the Buddha’s diagnosis and remedy for suffering to the collective suffering that is the climate crisis.
With the impact of climate change becoming clearer by the year, we are hearing more and more prophetic voices challenging the way we live. Greta Thunberg is one such voice, traveling to international meetings by train and advocating others do the same.
Hazon is grateful to share about the third annual JOFEE (Jewish Outdoor, Food, Farming and Environmental Education) Network Gathering, which was held at Tamarack Camps in Michigan on October 11-14, 2018.
Improper waste management is one of the most destructive environmental actions in Haiti, so an important first step towards caring for God’s creation is to reduce garbage and improve our methods for recycling, composting, and disposal methods.
Few things are as certain among scientists as climate change. Political posturing aside, it is an accepted fact that human activities, especially burning fossil fuels and raising beef for human consumption, are increasing the earth’s temperature. This will lead to a host of dire consequences, motivating all countries except the United States to sign on to the Paris Climate Agreement in an attempt to reverse global warming.
For the past 30 years, climate change has represented an emergency. Now, we need to adopt lifestyles that lead us to act in our daily lives like the emergency is actually real.
Over 2000 Anglicans from eight countries gathered in Durban, South Africa for an inspiring three-day conference and time of spiritual revival.
I love what is simple. It reminds me of the bareness and majesty of Zen monasteries - of the beauty of peaceful gardens and creative art.
Earth is a blessing. She supports life and is the basis of all our economies. She conveys beauty and evokes our recognition of something greater than ourselves. She is our temple, our mosque, our sanctuary, our cathedral. Our home. (Interfaith Statement Walk on Earth Gently, 2017)
As a Catholic, I treasure what my faith teaches me about creation. Our Church helps us understand that creation is a gift given by the Creator, and that all of us are equally entitled to share this Earth, our common home.