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About J. P. Smith

Climate change warrior at Red Mountain United Methodist church, United Methodist EarthKeeper and a Master Gardener.
We are entrusted to care for God's beautiful creation...

What Do These Veggies Have In Common?

WHAT DO THESE VEGGIES HAVE IN COMMON? Artichokes, asparagus, beets, bok choy, broccoli, brussel sprouts, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, collard, endive, kale, kohlrabi, lettuce, leek, okra (yuk), onion, peas, radish, rutabaga, spinach, turnips. They ALL can be planted in the Phoenix area NOW! Winter gardens in the Valley do great!

By |November 4th, 2018|Action, Advocacy, Education|0 Comments

Creation Care Community Outreach at Dove of the Desert…

Dove of the Desert United Methodist Church   http://www.doveofthedesert.com/ The Board of Church and Society at Dove will be presenting “Global Warming - A Christian Perspective” on Saturday, November 10 in rooms 15/16 from 10:00 am - 2:30 pm. This presentation is the product of months of hard work and current research by members of [...]

By |October 31st, 2018|Advocacy, Education, Spiritual Relfection|0 Comments

Another option to spread creation care ideas…

Each 4 X 8 plot has a hose bibb.   https://www.umcmission.org/find-resources/new-world-outlook-magazine/2018/october/the-pizza-garden-in-mesa-arizona   Along with the Global Missions training I received to become a EarthKeeper in the Methodist church, UMCOR also published some of the projects attendees accomplished when they were commissioned to go back to their communities. Creating a church garden and Green [...]

By |October 23rd, 2018|Action, Advocacy, Education|0 Comments

Invitation To Earth Care & Advocacy

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 [...]

By |December 13th, 2017|Action, Advocacy, Education, Spiritual Relfection|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 http://www.borderlandsfoodbank.org/produce-on-wheels/  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

Hearing for Navajo Generating Station…

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 [...]

By |May 10th, 2017|Action, Advocacy, Education|0 Comments

Why Facts Are Not Enough…

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 [...]

By |April 6th, 2017|Advocacy, Education, Spiritual Relfection|0 Comments

TIME TO CHOOSE free film screening…

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 [...]

By |March 31st, 2017|Advocacy, Education|0 Comments

Peoples Climate March Phoenix…

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.

By |March 14th, 2017|Action, Advocacy, Education|2 Comments

March for Science on Earth Day…

March for Science will take place at 125 W. Washington Street, 10:00 on April 22nd. The actual march begins at 11:00, finishing with booths and speakers. Coincides with the national march in Washington D.C. 

By |March 14th, 2017|Action|0 Comments