Posts Categorized: Environmental Health

Wind Power and Oil Rigs

It seems that there is always contradictory news to report. I smiled as I read the headline this morning that the country’s first offshore wind farm had been approved. This is a good step forward in creating more renewable energy…

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Our Roles in the Food System

Recently I stumbled upon Anna Lappè and Bryant Terry’s book Grub. Over the past few months I had been learning a lot about our food system and trying to integrate what I was learning into my life by changing the…

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Christian Principles for a Healthy Body and Spirit

The National Council of Churches Eco-Justice Program has drafted a set of Christian Principles for a Healthy Body and Spirit. You are invited to endorse these principles online. The principles are are rooted in the beliefs that we are blessed…

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Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining Updates

As we hold the mining communities affected by the recent mining tragedy in Montcoal, WV in our thoughts and prayers, let us note the following actions that hold hope for bringing change to communities that are affected by mountaintop removal…

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The Story of Bottled Water

Annie Leonard, who previously brought us the online “The Story of Stuff” has made a new fast-paced online film that tackles bottled water. “The Story of Bottled Water” outlines how consumption of bottled water went from something considered laughable (as…

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Upcoming Faith and Environment Event in West Virginia

Please join us for Stewardship of the Land: A Christian Community Gathering, a weekend retreat on May 21-23 at Bluestone Camp and Retreat near Hinton, WV to encourage individuals and organizations to grow in faith and their commitment to earth…

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Advocate for the Jubilee Act

Ask your Representative to co-sponsor the Jubilee Act for Responsible Lending and Expanded Debt Cancellation. As part of Ecumenical Advocacy Days I advocated on Capitol Hill for the first time. I asked for comprehensive immigration reform, and for the passage…

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Tread Lightly for Lent March 25

March 25 action: Some personal care & cosmetic products contain toxic ingredients. Search to see if the products you are using are safe at www.cosmeticsdatabase.com Throughout the Lenten Season, daily ideas for learning or action on environmental issues from “Tread…

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Support Eco-Justice with the TRADE Act

This past weekend I attended Ecumenical Advocacy Days in Washington D.C. It was an inspiring weekend full of people of faith who are concerned about fixing our country’s broken immigration system. I learned a lot this weekend about immigration, displaced…

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Tread Lightly for Lent Day 31

Day 31 action: Switch to non-toxic cleaning products like baking soda. This is eco-friendly, healthier for you, & cheaper. Learn more at www.eartheasy.com/live_nontoxic_solutions.htm Throughout the Lenten Season, daily ideas for learning or action on environmental issues from “Tread Lightly for…

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