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."
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."
“What can we gain by sailing to the moon if we are not able to cross the abyss that separates us from ourselves? This is the most important of all voyages of discovery, and without it, all the rest are not only useless but disastrous.” ~ Thomas Merton “The abyss that separates us from ourselves.” I […]Read more "Will the ‘Autonomous Revolution’ usher in Aristotle’s ‘Eudaimonia’?"
For all who struggle for restorative, social justice, climate change, equality in our world, we find ourselves reflecting this time of the year on our past; we find we might spend a tad more time in meditation and contemplation, we think of how the new year can be different, we HOPE. The struggle with HOPE […]Read more "Does our Hope get in the way of True Hope?"
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"
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 […]Read more "Isn’t it about hearing the call?"
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"