ENCYCLICAL LETTER LAUDATO SI’

ENCYCLICAL LETTER LAUDATO SI’

As members of a community committed to a healthy Earth we were interested to read the entire Encyclical from Pope Francis.  You might be too.  Below you will find the first two paragraphs with a link to the entire text. ENCYCLICAL LETTER LAUDATO SI’ OF THE HOLY FATHER FRANCIS ON CARE FOR OUR COMMON HOME  1. “LAUDATO SI’, mi’ Signore” – “Praise be to you, my Lord”. In the words of this beautiful canticle, Saint Francis of Assisi reminds us that...

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G7 Leaders: World Needs to Phase Out Carbon Emissions

G7 Leaders: World Needs to Phase Out Carbon Emissions

From Climate Central By Brian Kahn Barack Obama, Angela Merkel and the other leaders of the world’s seven largest economies met in Germany for wide-ranging discussions on the state of the world on Sunday and Monday. Climate and energy were high on the agenda with concurrent climate talks happening in Bonn and major negotiations set for Paris later this year. The G7 meeting has helped set the bar for Paris in a wide-ranging communiqué that...

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Australia – Down the Rabbit Hole

Australia – Down the Rabbit Hole

THE END OF THE FOSSIL-FUEL ERA? Monday, Jun 15th, 2015 By Senator Larissa Waters (When you read this don’t you wonder who lines the pockets of these government officials?) The world wants to end the fossil fuel era and move to the age of renewables. But Abbott’s attacks have seen jobs in the renewables sector plummet. All over the globe, governments and industries and entire nations are beginning the transition away from coal and...

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Solar for Papua New Guinea Highland Hospital

Solar for Papua New Guinea Highland Hospital

Over the years I’ve worked with William Wright, PE of PowerQuest WorldWide, Ltd a man who brings energy and vital equipment to hospitals in the developing world.  This year I was invited to help install a solar and battery backup system – in Papua New Guinea (PNG).  It was an amazing experience.  I am sharing it here because I can’t help myself (it was such an stunning adventure) and in the hopes of inspiring us all to look...

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Guardian Takes a Lead on Climate Change

Guardian Takes a Lead on Climate Change

From Alan Rusbridger of the Guardian: On Friday, I stepped down as editor of the Guardian. Six months ago, when I announced my decision, I said I had only one regret – that we had not treated climate change with the gravity and impact it deserves. Keep it in the Ground has been our attempt to change that. When I started 20 years ago, creating such a project would not have been possible. At the time, we were debating whether we should switch to...

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