“There is no ecology without equality and no equality without ecology” ~ Pope Francis
This is a very good article and ties in with what Francis is try to convey to the people on this planet we call home.
Ask ourselves, is now the time?
“But ask the animals, and they will teach you; the birds of the air and they will tell you; speak to the Earth, and it will teach you; and the fish of the sea will declare to you” (Job 12:7-8). Reflect on Job’s words as you watch the fires out West and see Hurricanes in…
Join the worldwide screening of The Need to GROW
This is one of the first environmental film you will ever watch that will and should inspire you to take up the cause and champion life-altering solutions for our world. This is a time when we need real change instead of people just overwhelming us with problems and fear and fear of the unknown. …
Why are we not mitigating climate change with vigor? by Julie Peller Ph.D
Nearly every day, there are reports on the effects of climate change around the world. The unprecedented warming of the earth from human activities (mainly the burning of carbon fuels) has led to distressing changes in nature over the past decades. The most rapid changes have been taking place in the Arctic and surrounding areas,…
How important are bees? by Julie Peller Ph.D.
How important are bees? One third of the food we eat depends upon pollinators – mainly bees – for successful yields of crops, from pumpkins to apples to grapefruit. Worldwide, honey bees and other pollinators help to produce about $170 billion in crops annually. Human dependence on pollinators is a crystal clear example of the connection…
“Save the Fish From Plastic.” By Julie Peller Ph.D
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…
Thank You Ellison Pratley. By Julie Peller Ph.D
All plastic materials are resistant to natural decomposition processes; they will exist for hundreds of years or more. This is one of the reasons that plastic waste is a huge pollution problem. This might elicit questions: what has happened to the 8 billion metric tons of plastic that have been produced? Should plastic materials be…
Laudato Si’, On Care for Our Common Home. 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…