Many areas worldwide experience shortages of fresh water and/or severe problems with contaminated water supplies. At the same time, populations of people use significant amounts of water to create unnatural green lawns through daily watering and overuse of fertilizers. In contrast, Nature’s rainfall is concentrated along or near the equator; daily rain is rare in […]Read more "Green Junction: We take for granted Water by Julie Peller Ph.D."
Spring is the season of more daylight, more sunshine, and the renewal of plant life. Warmer temperatures and plentiful rainfall bring about budding trees and bushes and green grass. Among colorful spring flowers, the beauty of yellow dandelions emerges. Dandelions are known to contain many nutrients and have been used for food, drinks, and medicinal benefits for […]Read more "Green Junction: Think about your freshwater. By Julie Peller Ph.D."
Indeed He is Risen! In the East, you have Jesus holding the hand of Adam and Eve and leading them out of Hades. Keep in mind Hades is not Hell, as we think in the West it is just the place where the dead go. In this painting of the resurrection, We see God’s outreach […]Read more "Easter and the East, They Get it!"
Does evolution always win in The end? Is violence why empires grow and fall? The evolution of the universe and the particular species on this plant adopt a change to survive. It is why viruses mutate. One of the differences in humans is humans are prone to addictions. And violence and violence against their own […]Read more "“What does Love have to do with it?”"
The reason we study history is to understand patterns, history doesn’t repeat, but the designs replicate. Please think of the US in our current state of affairs. Do we have a big völkisch church brewing in the US? Maybe the völkisch church in the US will be multi-denominational? It is essential to study comparative religions […]Read more "Something To Think About during Holy Week"
Leaders from countries with the largest carbon footprints recently met to discuss last November’s climate goals in Glasgow. An overall conclusion was that the necessary actions to reduce carbon emissions and slow climate change are not being implemented fast enough. As an example, the world used 9% more coal in 2021 than in 2020. While we look […]Read more "Green Junction: Carbon footprints by Julie Peller Ph.D."
The word’s etymology, Technology, leads back to the Greek ‘techne’, derived from technique and technics. Aristotle observed that “Every techne and every inquiry, and similarly every praxis and pursuit, is believed to aim at some good” ~ Think Eudaimonia technology is found in every societal revolution, agricultural, industrial, and now the autonomous process. Technology makes […]Read more "Technology is not the big bad wolf at the door of humanity"
What do curtains, carpets, furniture fabrics, insulation, and certain plastics often have in common? Flame retardants; are chemical additives that have been incorporated into many common goods and often in response to state and federal flammability requirements. As the name implies, these chemical compounds are added to reduce the flammability of materials or slow the […]Read more "Green Junction: Look around the house what do so many items have in common? By Julie Peller Ph.D."
For the protection of the earth, God’s gift of Creation, it is beneficial to devote time in our busy lives to take in nature’s beauty in a way that rouses feelings of profound gratitude. How much time do most people spend connecting with the natural world and how does this compare to time spent doing […]Read more "Green Junction: God’s gift of Creation by Julie Peller"
Katharine Hayhoe continues to be an educated, spiritual and effective communicator of climate change information. She is an atmospheric scientist and is currently the chief scientist for the Nature Conservancy. For many years, she has produced a series of videos under the title “Global Weirding,” available on YouTube. The videos help to explain different climate […]Read more "Green Junction: Katharine Hayhoe educates us by Julie Peller Ph.D."