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Labor of Love: How My Small WV Town Launched a Game-Changing New Model to Go Solar

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 08.28.2014 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

This week, my small town in West Virginia cut the ribbon on a solar project that isn't just the largest crowd-funded solar project in the state, but a...

When Faith and Facts Collide

Dave Pruett | Posted 08.24.2014 | Religion
Dave Pruett

Climate scientists have assumed that the overwhelming weight of evidence would carry the day. It hasn't. Indeed, studies show that, when individuals are challenged with facts contrary to their core beliefs, those beliefs temporarily harden.

The View From Africa

Jim Wallis | Posted 08.08.2014 | Green
Jim Wallis

We've seen these animals in zoos before, but we now had the opportunity to see them roam freely in their natural habitat. For a bunch of city kids like us, it was truly amazing.

And Access for All: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 07.21.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

This week in Daily Giving, we continue making two seed grants every day to social change visionaries around the world. Please join us as a member of ...

When Is the Science Settled?

Dave Pruett | Posted 08.20.2014 | Green
Dave Pruett

The first stage in planting doubt is to deny the evidence. When the evidence can no longer be denied, the second stage kicks in with its disingenuous claim: "The science isn't settled." This most cynical trick of disinformers exploits a germ of truth that strikes at the heart of all science.

Landscaping for Heaven or Hell on Earth

Lisa Novick | Posted 08.04.2014 | Green
Lisa Novick

It is time to recognize the wrongdoing at the heart of ornamental non-native landscaping and to make amends. It is time for people to extend the love and respect they show for one another to the land that surrounds their homes and places of worship.

Taking Climate Change Seriously

Jim Wallis | Posted 08.05.2014 | Politics
Jim Wallis

Global warming could cause massive social and societal disruption that easily can create more crime and burden criminal justice systems. There is a direct correlation between rising temperatures and rising violence. Our children's children will want to know why we were so selfish and short-sighted; why did we not listen to the biblical ethic of stewardship? This is certainly a matter of science, but until it also becomes an issue of faith, we will not have the social movement that we need to change our whole way of fueling our lives. Reducing and ultimately eliminating dirty energy, investing our future in clean energy, and becoming seriously committed to saving energy are such big and fundamental tasks that they will require the imperatives of faith and the leadership of the faith community.

Noah: Not Your Garden-Variety Religious Response

Anna Clark | Posted 06.08.2014 | Religion
Anna Clark

We need deeper, more honest conversations if we are going to mobilize Americans toward an environmental ethos. "Noah" will not make a believer out of an environmentalist, or an environmentalist out of a believer.

Cold as Hell: The Chilling Effect of Global Warming

Rev. Dr. Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite | Posted 03.07.2014 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite

Hell is normally depicted as a "lake of fire," as in Revelation 20:10. This week in the Midwest, however, Hell is likely to look more like lakes of ice, as dangerous cold from a polar vortex.

When Will We Choose To Live More Simply?

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew

To restore the planet we need a spiritual worldview, which brings frugality and simplicity, humility and respect. We must be aware of the impact of our actions on all of creation.

24/6: The Sanctity Of Stop Day

Anna Clark | Posted 03.13.2013 | Religion
Anna Clark

A recovering productivity junkie, I've only begun learning how to slow down my pace long enough to rest on the Sabbath. But time is sacred. So, for at least one day a week, I try to bask in the peace that God promises.

Heroes of the Planet

Doug Demeo | Posted 01.21.2013 | Green
Doug Demeo

A new sense of appreciation in humbled relationship with nature can spread like wildfire, and help us build an ecological foundation for life and prosperity, hundreds, even thousands of years into the future.

Congregations Go For 'Creation Care' One Barrel At A Time

Posted 10.19.2011 | Religion

By Lauren Markoe Religion News Service WASHINGTON (RNS) It was the time in pre-marriage counseling when the groom has to leave so the priest and t...

Green News Report: January 6, 2011 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: The new m...

It Takes A Movement: The Next Steps

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Jim Wallis

Neither the left nor the right has the answers to our most pressing problems, though each will continue to say that it does. So we have to focus on the spiritual and moral values that bring us together.

Tree Droppings

Valerie Tarico | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Valerie Tarico

I spent an hour cleaning gutters and sweeping tree droppings off our roof this morning, scowling up at the offending tree. I choose this purpose, to be steward of this tree.

Becoming a Born-Again Believer in Caring for the Environment

Tri Robinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Tri Robinson

As a committed student and Bible teacher I have read and taught the story of the flood numerous times, always seeing it the same way until one morning in 2005.