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You Think You Can Change the Climate?

“You Think You Can Change the Climate?” I was not prepared when an acquaintance at a Super Bowl party asked this question in response to my sharing that I am working on the climate crisis. It seemed a long time before my response, “yes I do.” That got me thinking. Being a climate activist is [...]

By |February 16th, 2019|Action, Advocacy, Education, Spiritual Relfection, Uncategorized|0 Comments
  • I still love you, but you’re making it very difficult… This may be the sentiment that God has in response to our treatment of His gift of the earth and everything living upon it. He is definitely calling us in the night. “I will go Lord, if you lead me,” the hymn offers. The General Board of Church and Society is offering leadership in the publication of Social Principles(1), in part, a response to the climate crisis. “God has granted us stewardship of creation.”(p22) “…developments have led to regional defoliation, dramatic extinction of species, massive human suffering, overpopulation, and misuse and overconsumption of natural and nonrenewable resources…” “The whole earth is God’s good creation and as such has inherent value. We are aware that the current utilization of energy sources threatens this creation at it’s very foundation.” “We encourage persons to limit CO2 emissions toward the goal of one tonne per person annually.”(p23) Currently some are responsible for emitting 10 times that amount. “We strongly advocate for the priority of the development of renewable energies.” This is a much easier lift now that renewables are cheaper than fossil fuels. “Science and theology are complementary rather than mutually incompatible.”(p25) We therefore encourage dialogue between the scientific and theological communities and seek the kind of participation that will enable humanity to sustain life on earth and, by God’s grace, increase the quality of our common lives together.” Still a bit fuzzy how you can help protect God’s gift today? Slow down on eating beef; make a game of how long you can leave the car at home; plant an edible landscape; recycle especially plastic and aluminum; join EarthKeepers (2); buy local produce/products, but most importantly, talk about the climate crisis with others. Share ideas. God still loves you but his patience is wearing thin. 1. Social Principles of the United Methodist Church 2017-2020, The United Methodist Publishing House, gbcs@gbcs.org 2. EarthKeepers- https://www.umcmission.org/learn-about-us/news-and-stories/2018/november/earthkeepers-commissioned-to-creative-service

I Still Love You, But…

By |January 13th, 2019|Action, Advocacy, Education, Spiritual Relfection|0 Comments

A Solution for Depleted Soils & Souls…

https://ncipl.org/a-solution-for-depleted-soils-souls/?fbclid=IwAR12Y77ZiJ4fsTtc7Y9fIjOZH6LwrPluVzwDjfCgKNzWIxlRfIeGqXlU3iE

By |December 5th, 2018|Action, Advocacy, Education, Spiritual Relfection|0 Comments

New Climate Reality Training Just Released…

https://www.climaterealityproject.org/training?segment=web_homepage_tile 17,000 Climate Leaders trained and working around the world! You can be trained (for free) by experts in climate change and community organizing in Atlanta or Brisbane, Australia. Dozens were trained this year from Arizona/Nevada, so you will have support and may consider joining the Baja Chapter in Tucson. Put this training in your [...]

By |November 30th, 2018|Action, Advocacy, Education|0 Comments

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

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

PLASTIC FILM RECYCLING

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

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