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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
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.
Members of the Casa C4C ministry (The Care for Creation Ministry at the Franciscan Renewal Center) are meeting with the Scottsdale Mission Montessori school to determine how C4C can work with the Mission school to expand this program to other schools in the State of Arizona. ___________________________________________________ "These interlocking "Montessori Sustainable Environment K-College Demonstration [...]
The other day I participated with wife Jane and so many others as part of the nationally orchestrated “Protection of Water stand in opposition to the Dakota Access Pipe Line. I did so out of solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux and other indigenous and their allies who have endured so much over the centuries in [...]
How do you transform a food desert into a food oasis? Check out the plans of Cultivate South Phoenix. This neighborhood-based partnership is leasing an 18-acre site from the Roosevelt School District to help transform that area. This incubator farm initiative will provide fresh, affordable produce for the neighborhood and a living wage for small [...]