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World Soil Day Is Coming!

World Soil Day Is Coming!

Soil is where our food starts. Julie Moore Did you know there is an official day to celebrate dirt?  Well, there is and it’s December 5th. We know that soil is the source of most of our food and is a finite natural resource; on […]

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 […]

Welcome!

Welcome!

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 […]

Save the Date!

Save the Date!

SAVE THE DATE! Sat, December 1, 2018 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM EST Reserve your spot through Eventbrite! Learn how to reduce your carbon footprint by making the food waste, compost, soil connection. About this Event Being part of the climate change solution is as […]

Church of the Nativity – Zero Waste Campaign

Church of the Nativity – Zero Waste Campaign

Video created by Robert Joines.

November – Reducing Food Waste

November – Reducing Food Waste

When they were satisfied, he told his disciples “gather up the fragments left over so that nothing may be lost.” John 6:12   November’s ACTION is REDUCING FOOD WASTE. Commit to one Action each week this month.   Let’s ACT together this year to restore the fullness of […]

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 […]

October is Compost Month!

October is Compost Month!

“The earth is the Lord’s and all that is in it; the world and all who dwell therein.” (Psalm 24:1) October’s ACTION is COMPOSTING. Commit to one Action each week this month.  Let’s ACT together this year to restore the fullness of God’s earth.     […]

Learning to use the land so it produces fewer greenhouse gases

Learning to use the land so it produces fewer greenhouse gases

Eleanor Milne While most people are familiar with the link between fossil fuel burning and the release of greenhouse gases, not so many are aware of the role land use management can play in mitigating climate change. The full story can be found at: https://www.unenvironment.org/news-and-stories/story/learning-use-land-so-it-produces-fewer-greenhouse-gases. (Posted […]

September- Reconciliation

September- Reconciliation

“All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ, and has given us the ministry of reconciliation; that is, in Christ God was reconciling the world to himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and entrusting the message of reconciliation.”  2 Corinthians […]