Tag: ecology

  • Practice: Vow of Nonviolence

    Practice: Vow of Nonviolence “Years ago, the Center for Action and Contemplation staff, volunteers, and friends were invited to say this vow together. Today I renew my commitment to nonviolence and invite you to make this vow your own as well. Recognizing the violence in my own heart, yet trusting in the goodness and mercy […]

  • Season of Creation by Julie Peller Ph.D

    The first of September is the beginning of the Season of Creation, several weeks designated to honor, highlight and improve the natural world.  It is a global effort, initiated and organized by faith communities, and runs through the fourth day of October, the Feast of St. Francis (the Catholic Church’s patron saint of animals and […]

  • GREEN JUNCTION & PLASTICS 14 SEPT 2019 BY JULIE PELLER PH.D​.

    The Midway Islands are unincorporated territories of the United States, located about 1300 miles northwest of Honolulu, in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. Formally designated Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge in 1996, there are 2.4 square miles of land. US Fish and Wildlife staff who study seabird habitats and island restoration are currently the […]

  • Order-Disorder-Reorder

    When I reflect on the Universal Christ, and re-read the book by Richard Rohr, The Divine Dance…and reflect upon what Richard Rohr has written about order-disorder-reorder in his other writings and then go back and re-read what philosophers throughout the ages have written about order-disorder-reorder, one can see how these three dimensions are not only […]

  • GREEN JUNCTION 4 Sept 2019 BY JULIE PELLER PH.D​.

    The World Resources Institute (WRI) is a large, science-based organization with a mission “to move human society to live in ways that protect Earth’s environment and its capacity to provide for the needs and aspirations of current and future generations.” The organization focuses on what they term “urgent global challenges,” one of which is water.  […]

  • GREEN JUNCTION 26 AUGUST 2019 BY JULIE PELLER PH.D​.

    Young people and future generations are set to suffer most from the changing climate and immense environmental degradation (species loss, polluted air, and water, etc.), largely generated over the past several decades.  It makes sense to educate children on these critical matters and discuss them.  I suggest that young people challenge adults by asking them […]

  • GREEN JUNCTION 7 August 2019 BY JULIE PELLER Ph.D​.

    When you make the decision to purchase a pesticide at the store to kill bugs, pests, or weeds, do you select bifenthrin, cyhalothrin, imidacloprid or another active ingredient?  What chemicals, formulated to kill specific pests, do farmers or pest control professionals in your area frequently use?  Even though I am an experienced chemist, I currently […]

  • And Merton writes….

    Thomas Merton writes, “What every man looks for in life is his own salvation and the salvation of the men he lives with. By salvation, I mean first of all the full discovery of who he himself really is. Then I mean something of the fulfillment of his own God-given powers, in the love of […]

  • GREEN JUNCTION 29 JULY 2019 BY JULIE PELLER PHD.

    Every person, every community, every nation has the choice of being part of the problem of environmental degradation or part of the solution. One very simple way to be part of the solution is to stop drinking plastic bottled water. The main reason people drink bottled water is the sheer convenience, not due to a […]

  • GREEN JUNCTION 22 JULY 2019 BY JULIE PELLER PHD.

    Green Junction Environmental justice is defined as “the fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people regardless of race, color, national origin, or income, with respect to the development, implementation, and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations, and policies.” (US EPA) Since pollution affects lower-income/ most vulnerable populations far more than people who are of higher […]