The ways the natural world serves the human population are sometimes referred to as ecosystem services, led by clean water, air, and soil. Rain forests and other areas of dense tree growth also provide ecological services and are part of the world’s natural capital. Trees take in carbon dioxide and provide oxygen, among many other […]Read more "Where less is better, where local and sustainable businesses are supported. By Julie Peller Ph.D."
this is a good read and reflection. The technology that is evolving is stimulating social phase change and with the Covid-19 virus, we are seeing social phase change accelerated. So think about the question is the article: Is Spreading Covid-19, the New Smoking? https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/subsidizing-spread-covid-19-william-davidow/?fbclid=IwAR2MXhMzJgWYC9oRhDO1Z9y_wgvkKuomv_3tR-kb2NGAko9EvC42wF8TOw4Read more "Subsidizing the Spread of Covid-19 by William Davidow Author & Investor at Mohr Davidow Ventures"
Today the 3rd of July in 529 was The Synod of Orange. There was a group Led by the ‘Augustinians‘ of the day, (somewhat forceable group too). After exerting influence, the synod upheld Augustine’s doctrines of grace and free will while condemning the views of Semi-Pelagians, including John Cassian and Faustus of Riez. They believed the human […]Read more "Are we really semi- Pelagians and don’t know it?"
“With joy you shall draw water.” (Isaiah 12:3) How plentiful and accessible is fresh, clean water in this day and age? Are we using water in a sustainable manner, in a way that meets present needs of all people and the needs of future generations? For sustenance and continuance of life on the earth, fresh, […]Read more "“Imagine if we used $18 billion to ensure healthy tap water for all people in the US.” By Julie Peller Ph.D."
As we live in a world of change, we need to reflect on the two significant changes humans have experienced: The Agricultural revolution and the Industrial Revolution, to see how the “technology” of each era shaped and molded their thinking and actions. We should not forget the “technology” of the Agricultural and Industrial ages shaped […]Read more "Are People of Religion Social Engineers?"
The expansive use of plastics in modern society is due to the many different properties of these materials and their low cost. It is important to keep in mind that plastics are made from fossil fuels, petroleum and natural gas, which took millions of years to form. While just a handful of plastic polymers have been […]Read more "“Save the Fish From Plastic.” By Julie Peller Ph.D"
The month of may marked the 5th anniversary of Pope Francis’s Encyclical Letter, Laudato Si’, On Care for Our Common Home. LAUDATO SI’, mi’ Signore” – “Praise be to you, my Lord”. “In the words of this beautiful canticle, Saint Francis of Assisi reminds us that our common home is like a sister with whom we share our […]Read more "Laudato Si’, On Care for Our Common Home. By Julie Peller Ph.D"
Green Junction The next few Green Junction columns will focus on plastic pollution, which is an extensive, global environmental and public health problem. Each will also offer a college student’s view through poetry, as we need to understand the concerns of the younger generation. My colleagues and I have written and instituted a lab experiment […]Read more "The next few Green Junction columns will focus on plastic pollution by Julie Peller Ph.D"
Green Junction Easter is a joyful celebration for Christian believers. We rejoice in the living Son of God and the promise of life everlasting. Easter also signifies the newness of life in nature. Eggs, often part of the Easter celebration, are an example of new life. Tulips, lilies, and daffodils, the flowers prominently displayed during […]Read more "Take the time to experience the re-birth by Julie PellerPh.D"
This is a most interesting. Think about the autonomous revolution that we are in the midst of birthing in our society. Think about where all that we experience today will lead us as a society and culture over the next ten to twenty years? Think about will we as a civilization come to understand the […]Read more "Monday reflection"