The next few Green Junction columns will focus on plastic pollution 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 […]

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Green Junction” wonderful examples of living in harmony with nature” by Julie Petter Ph.D

Green Junction We are living in a time where society constantly encourages us to buy stuff.  Commercials on television and online ads bombard us with images that entice us to purchase all kinds of goods, from home improvement items to clothing to toys and gadgets.  As a result, giving up non-essential purchases is not an […]

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For Great Lakes communities, there are a few clear links of climate change to everyday life: drinking water, fishing, and recreation. ~ Julie Peller Ph.D.

An informative report sponsored by the Environmental Policy and Law and Center summarizes the impacts and concerns of climate change on the Great Lakes and surrounding regions. A team of experts on climate change compiled “An Assessment of the Impacts of Climate Change on the Great Lakes.”  Part of their conclusions states “Scientific analyses clearly […]

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Acts of kindness for the healing and protection of nature, our Common Home ~Julie Peller Ph.D

There are many ways to engage in acts of kindness for the healing and protection of nature, our Common Home.  Many simple acts of kindness can address the critical challenge of the changing climate.  Higher global temperatures are associated with increased concentrations of carbon dioxide and other heat-absorbing gases, driven largely by the burning of […]

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Isn’t it about hearing the call?

Merton, Day and others have in their lives wrote about peace, justice, contemplation, and action. Dorothy Day was asked once why she was so focused on antisemitism in the United States, Dorothy said, (and here I find this most applicable to our world today) “We need to recognize other people’s situations. If we don’t then […]

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