The Franciscan Renewal Center will be showing two environmental films in the next two months. The movies will be shown in the San Damiano Auditorium. First, on March 21, The Sierra Club is sponsoring the movie Before the Flood. This movie, presented by National Geographic, features Leonardo DiCaprio on a journey as a United Nations Messenger [...]
The Care for Creation Ministry from the Franciscan Renewal Center is tackling the consumption of single-use plastic as a primary 2018 goal. Cleaner air, land, and oceans have inspired this mission. Much of the work will involve education. For example, do you know that nearly 300 million tons of plastics are manufactured each year? Fifty [...]
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 [...]
Join us for an engaging and educational evening as we view and discuss the challenges of climate change and possible solutions.