Posts Categorized: Environmental Health

Environmental Ministries at Youth Triennium

Last week over 5,000 Presbyterians gathered at Purdue University for Presbyterian Youth Triennium. Environmental Ministries hosted a booth in the exhibit hall. Youth and adult leaders alike expressed great interest in environmental issues. It was a great opportunity to make…

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Take Action for Safe Personal Care Products

The National Council of Churches Eco-Justice Program sent the following message concerning safe cosmetics, entitled “Do Dolphins Use Soap?” I have never seen a dolphin wash their flippers with soap, but triclosan, an anti-bacterial chemical ingredient found in soaps is…

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Speak Out about the Oil Disaster

The National Council of Churches Eco-Justice Program sent the following action alert: On April 20th, the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico, initiating what has become the largest and worst oil spill in US history. Over…

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Water and a Baptismal Life

David Sholin, Stewardship of Creation Enabler from Grand Canyon Presbytery, sent the following reflection on the “Water and a Baptismal Life” seminar at Ghost Ranch. This seminar, which took place in June, is part of a ten-year “Earth-Honoring faith: A…

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Take a Survey to Help La Oroya, Peru

Jed Koball, a PC(USA) mission co-worker in Peru who works with the Joining Hands Network sent the following email on behalf of Mesa de Dialogo, Mesa Tecnica, and MOSAO (Movement for the Health of the People of La Oroya). Please…

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Victory for the Clean Air Act!

There is good news on the climate change front from Washington D.C. On June 10 the Senate voted 53-47 to defeat Senator Murkowski’s “resolution of disapproval,” which would have invalidated the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) finding that greenhouse gases are…

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Multiple Impacts of the Oil Spill

As the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico continues the issues arising from it continue to swell. I’ve written this blog post with a heavy heart, feeling the need to lift up these issues, and with a conflicted feeling…

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Protect the Clean Air Act!

Action Alert from the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Washington Office: Ask your Senators to protect the Clean Air Act. Senator Murkowski (AK-R) plans to bring a bill to the floor of the Senate this Thursday, June 10 that, if passed, will…

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President’s Cancer Panel and Environmental Health

A recent report by the President’s Cancer Panel highlighted the link between chemicals and cancer, finding that the “true burden of environmentally induced cancer has been grossly underestimated.” The Panel urged President Obama “most strongly to use the power of…

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Oil Spill and Simple Living

As the oil spill continues in the Gulf of Mexico, I feel a bit stuck. I cannot remember such an ongoing environmental disaster. And what can I do? As much as I’d like to grab a bottle of Dawn off…

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