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 […]Read more "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."
You know that sense of AWE you get when you first see the Grand Canyon and all that majestic beauty of a sunset over the Canyon? That is what you feel and sense when you visit Australia. In the 24 plus trips I have made there lecturing, giving keynotes and workshops, I have developed some […]Read more "Atheist, Foxholes, and Australia"
Each time you choose a nature-compatible substitute for a plastic item or simply eliminate plastic materials in your life, you engage in an act of kindness on behalf of Mother Earth. The science community continues to gather information on the disastrous effects of our plastic addiction, much of which is in plain sight. In 2014, […]Read more "Reflections of acts of kindness to Mother Earth ~ Julie Peller Ph.D."
As human beings, we need to feel valuable and worthwhile, which prevents us from sliding into deceptiveness and dishonesty. Think, meditate, reflect on ways you can help others besides yourself feel valuable and worthwhile. Maybe we can change the world? I believe the act of change requires some degree of reflecting, contemplation, etc. Thomas Merton […]Read more "Contemplation"
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 […]Read more "Acts of kindness for the healing and protection of nature, our Common Home ~Julie Peller Ph.D"
It is always a good time to engage in acts of kindness, and the opportunities seem to be greater during the holiday season. While we typically view these in the context of one another, acts of kindness should extend to earthly care. Pope Francis describes mother earth as the poorest of the poor, due to […]Read more "Responsible recycling is an act of kindness ~ Julie Peller PhD"
Sustainability can be defined as functioning/living in a way that meets the present needs and the needs of future generations. A healthy environment, realized through sustainable practices, constitutes a fundamental part of peacebuilding. Only when people have access to clean water, clean air, fresh food, and proper waste conditions, is peace possible. In 2017, just […]Read more "Sustainable living is also required to guarantee environmental justice for future generations ~ julie peller ph.d"