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“Wasted” Now Showing at Harkins Valley Art in Tempe

Food waste is not only linked to our country's vexing  hunger issue but also has important impacts on climate change.  It is estimated that 30-40% of our food process, from production to the table, ends up in local landfills. Produced by Anthony Bourdain, Wasted is a new documentary looking at solutions to reducing food waste.  Bourdain [...]

By |October 15th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Wasted! The Story of Food Waste

Food television impresario Anthony Bourdain is throwing his weight behind a new cause with the release of "Wasted!," a documentary that sheds light on the massive production of global food waste. The feature length documentary will be available on-demand and released in theaters on Friday, October 13 and sees the chef-cum-media personality united with a cast [...]

By |October 9th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Paris: We’re Still In! Sign the Petition Now.

Sign the petition now!   My household/my faith community will continue to work to protect creation regardless of what the U.S. federal government does. We are still committed to fighting global warming, we are keeping the faith, and we’re still in! Global warming is a moral issue we are compelled to address. We will continue [...]

By |October 9th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

More water, more restoration bound for Colorado River Delta

More water, more restoration bound for Colorado River Delta By TONY DAVIS Arizona Daily Star Oct 8, 2017  UA geosciences professor Karl Flessa stands in a base-flow release into the main Colorado River Delta channel in Mexico. Martha Gomez-Sapiens 2016 In March 2014, the staged release of water into the Colorado River Delta was an [...]

By |October 9th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Best Practice Workshops for Anyone Who Wants To Grow Food In Their Backyard, Park or Community Garden

Growing Food 101 - How to Start Your Backyard or Community Garden * (Recommended for first time backyard and community gardeners) Growing Food 201 – Once You’re Ready For More Than The Basics**   Workshop #1 - How to start a community garden to grow your own food * Date: Saturday September 23 from 8 [...]

By |September 27th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Produce on Wheels Keeps Rolling…

60 Pounds of Produce for $10.  In November, Red Mountain United Methodist church, will begin distributing fresh produce on the 3rd Saturday of each month through May 2018. Borderlands Food Bank  will supply the surplus veggies and fruit. Please register on the Borderlands website. This is an effort by Red Mountain to chip away [...]

By |September 21st, 2017|Action|0 Comments

From Heat Waves to Hurricanes: What We Know About Extreme Weather and Climate Change

From Heat Waves to Hurricanes:What We Know About ExtremeWeather and Climate Change By NADJA POPOVICH SEPT. 15, 2017 It’s been a hectic end to summer, meteorologically speaking. Back-to-back hurricanes raked Texas, Florida and the Caribbean. A Labor Day heat wave broke temperature records in San Francisco and strained California’s electricity grid. Wildfires continue to rage [...]

By |September 21st, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Harvey should be the turning point in fighting climate change

Opinions Harvey should be the turning point in fighting climate change People walk along a flooded road’s median during the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey on Tuesday in Houston. (Brendan Smialowski/Agence France-Presse via Getty Images) By Vernon Loeb August 29 at 8:46 PM Vernon Loeb is managing editor of the Houston Chronicle. I’ve covered the news [...]

By |August 30th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

September 21 is the United Nations World Day of Peace

September 21, 2017  World Day of Peace  Thursday, 7 pm - 9 pm  Franciscan Renewal Center, 5801 E Lincoln Drive, Scottsdale   7pm: Interfaith Prayer & Music  8pm: Presentation of Nonviolence Leadership Certificates  8:15pm: Presentation of the Casa Peace Award 8:30pm: Closing and Dances of Universal Peace Social Gathering & Refreshments   No Fee. Donations [...]

By |August 29th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments


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 - [...]

By |August 22nd, 2017|Action, Advocacy, Education|0 Comments