A time for Action-As President T. Roosevelt said, “Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.” Sounds like good advice even in this era. It seems likely that God created the goodness of the Earth for every creature, not every corporation. I challenge you to do more than talk, tweet, comment [...]
Notice how things slow down during the hot summer months in Arizona? At the Franciscan Renewal Center many parishioners flee to cooler climates, and those who remain in Arizona sorely miss our collaborators who work with us on climate change issues. There is one thing, however, that we can continue to do as individuals - [...]
Help Decide the Future of Navajo Generating Station In February, owners of Navajo Generating Station, located in northeast Arizona, voted to close the power plant. Peabody Coal, which operates the nearby Kayenta Mine that supplies coal for the plant, is trying to find a way to keep the power plant open, including by providing misleading [...]
Why Facts Are Not Enough. Dr. Hayhoe will speak at the University of Arizona on Wednesday, April 12, 7 pm, in Room N120, ENR2 Building (1064 E. Lowell St.)Join Dr. Hayhoe as she explores pathways to productive discussion about climate change: moving past the smokescreens to address the real objections and beginning conversations with values we share rather than facts [...]
Time To Choose film screening. Climate change is the biggest challenge humanity has ever faced – and our greatest opportunity. This inspirational film offers compelling stories of the innovators, leaders, and average people fighting on the front lines for a cleaner, more sustainable world. Post-film discussion with local climate-change champions: - Ashley Camhi - ASU [...]
Peoples Climate March Phoenix will be held at the AZ State Capitol, 10:00 - 2:00 pm on April 29th. The goal is to advance solutions to the climate crisis that are rooted in racial, social and economic injustice. Coincides with the national march being held in Washington D.C.
My body is still in Tempe, but my heart and mind are in North Dakota today. Last week a call was issued for clergy from many faith traditions to come and stand witness with the Standing Rock Nation in its protest against the Dakota Access Pipeline. This pipeline would carry oil from North Dakota to [...]
As people of faith, we believe that responding to the urgent threat of climate change is essential to caring for God’s creation and loving our neighbors. Human activity, primarily the burning of fossil fuels for energy, has thrown nature out of balance, polluted the air, raised sea levels, made thousands of God’s creatures extinct, and [...]