The theme for this year’s World Environment Day, organized by the United Nations, is Think.Eat.Save. Think.Eat.Save is an anti-food waste and food loss campaign that encourages us to reduce our foodprint. According to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), every year 1.3 billion tons of food is wasted. This is equivalent to the same [...]
Join with others this summer and explore different faith tradition teachings about the environment. We’ll all read and discuss some “big picture” material and then dip into collected readings from the Jewish, Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, Muslim, and Indigenous faiths. Together we’ll share our learnings and examine the relevancy of faith in addressing today’s environmental issues. Along the way we’ll each deepen our spirit-based view of creation.
Bill McKibben has long been an environmental author, beginning with his acclaimed The End of Nature in 1989. But it’s been within the last decade that he’s taken on the uncomfortable role (for him) of activist and spokesperson on behalf of Earth. The organization he leads, 350.org, has become a burgeoning movement taking on the fossil-fuel industry.