Having been a practitioner in the bhakti-yoga community for nearly a decade now, I have come to understand that the values of yoga, values that connect us, that yolk us, to the Divine are values that inherently create ecologically-sound lifestyles and communities.
There was a great take-away for people of faith and all people of good will in this movie. But I'm not talking about the intentional plot points that the filmmakers imagined might appeal to Christians. I'm more interested in why Superman left Krypton.
Stories, as much as science, can wake us up to what's really happening in our blue planet. As we celebrate World Oceans' Day, many people are debating the existence of mermaids, after watching Animal Planet's Mermaids: The New Evidence.
The direction of east is linked to light. The sun rises from the east, ex oriente lux, a sign of dawn. The East, a new eco-terrorism thriller, written by Zal Batmanglij and Brit Marling, and directed by Batmanglij, taps into this "rising" motif.
I recently made a commitment to discuss the environment at all of my LGBTQ talks because there will be no LGBTQ people (in fact, no people) if we fail on the earth. It is the most pressing issue of our time.
As our world stumbles to the brink of ecological collapse -- the "tipping point" of irreversible climate change -- sustainability has become a vital issue. But before we can respond we need to recognize what Earth we are trying to help, what ecosystem we are working to sustain.
The time has come for the ecological century. Nature does not respond to our interdependence with it by trying to minimize itself out of existence, but instead by growing and flourishing. Good design does the same.
India has long harbored a tradition of ethical vegetarianism, anchored on the dharmic traditions' commitment to nonviolence. Yet, just last year, India attained the dubious distinction of being the largest beef exporter in the world.
Shmootz is all around us. We all have areas in our lives that could use a little spring cleaning. Involve your children and make a family project out of finding -- and cleaning -- the shmootz in your life.
In Pope Francis' brief homily for the inaugural Mass of his papal ministry, he emphasized something that should be familiar to American Catholics who have seen a certain motto sometimes displayed on police cars.
It's the 75th annual National Wildlife Week this week, hosted by the National Wildlife Federation. This year's theme is "Branching Out for Wildlife" and we're celebrating trees and their importance to wildlife and people.
I want your kids to get going as ECO-Action Detectives. It really doesn't matter what you do to start saving the world, but it is important to start doing something. Everything we do has an impact on the world. Everything has a cost -- ECOlogically and ECOnomically.
I appreciated the dirtiness of our Ash Wednesday retreat, and by dirtiness I mean the reminder that the soil, the ground, and the earth that is the very foundation of our bodily existence is something that we must not lose touch with.
Why do certain people and ideas suddenly capture the limelight while others go unnoticed? Others seem never to go away... The recent ascent of environmental writer Mark Lynas to prominence in the debate on genetically modified crops (GMOs) is a lesson in the power of myths.