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Waste Not: Moving Your Congregation Toward Zero Waste

Waste Not: Moving Your Congregation Toward Zero Waste

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I grew up in the mountains of Western North Carolina, surrounded by beauty, all the time. So much beauty that I took for granted – didn’t everyone live with magnificent, awe-inspiring views out their bedroom window? I also grew up in the Episcopal Church, shaped […]

RESTORING GOD’S EARTH: A YEAR OF PERSONAL ACTION

RESTORING GOD’S EARTH: A YEAR OF PERSONAL ACTION

  By: Carl Sigel Anglican theologian and biblical scholar, N. T. Wright, in his recent essay, Jesus is Coming – Plant a Tree! said that, “for early Christians, the resurrection of Jesus launched God’s new creation upon the world,” … and “God’s kingdom would come […]

Church of the Nativity – Zero Waste Campaign

Church of the Nativity – Zero Waste Campaign

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20 Ways to Start Being a Zero Waste Church

20 Ways to Start Being a Zero Waste Church

Here are 20 action items to start taking your church towards zero waste. What is something you could do today? Get a team together; you can’t do this alone! Someone familiar with the church kitchen is essential as most of your waste will be generated from […]

Negative Emission Technologies: Our Pathway to a More Hopeful Future?

Negative Emission Technologies: Our Pathway to a More Hopeful Future?

Carl Sigel A report issued on October 8, 2018 by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) gave the world a wake-up call. With greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions climbing and climate impacts becoming increasingly more severe, the urgency to address climate change has never been […]

Reality, Grief, Hope: Three Urgent Prophetic Tasks to the Environmental Crisis

Reality, Grief, Hope: Three Urgent Prophetic Tasks to the Environmental Crisis

Pastor Nancy Petty In our kitchen, sitting on the chopping block beside the sink, sits an old white antique soup tureen that Karla purchased at a flea market. For a number of years now, this eight-inch by eleven-inch tureen, has kicked into overdrive my obsessive-compulsive […]

Carbon Fees

Carbon Fees

Bill Schlesinger I could probably fill a bookcase with what’s been written about carbon fees, aka carbon taxes. I’ve written and blogged about a carbon tax before: (https://blogs.nicholas.duke.edu/citizenscientist/beyond-keystone-xl-how-to-win-the-war/ ). A new discussion of carbon fees seems particularly germane at this moment. William Nordhaus, a Yale […]