Posts Categorized: Climate Justice

One from each continent! Goldman Environmental Prize winners for 2022

photo from youtube of nalleli This year marks the 33rd anniversary of the prestigious Goldman Environmental Prize, which honors one grassroots activist (and this year one couple) from each of the six inhabited continents. This year’s prize winners are Alex Lucitante and Alexandra Narvaez from Ecuador; Chima Williams from Nigeria; Julien Vincent from Australia; Marjan Minnesma from the Netherlands; Niwat… Read more »

Just for fun. What tabs do you have open?

screen shot of open tabs Keeping Tabs If you are like me, you have half a dozen or more than 20 tabs open on your internet browser. Great stuff you want to read but haven’t gotten to yet… Well, now is your moment to share your favorite open tabs with others. Just add them as a ‘Comment’ below.  Thanks! Here’s… Read more »

More corn into our fuel tanks in the middle of a war?

cartoon of car eating corn cobs Our politicians are worried about high gas prices and inflation. Fine. But diverting arable land into biofuels as we face food crises around the globe is short-sighted and can cost many lives. Michael Grunwald, in his April 19 article titled, “Biofuels are accelerating the food crisis — and the climate crisis, too” highlights the absurdity…. Read more »

2021’s Biggest Climate News and What to Do

sign with "There is No Planet B" By Jessica Maudlin, PHP Dear Friends of Creation, This Monday morning’s news is the most important environmental news in years.  The United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel of Climate Change (IPCC) sixth assessment report provides clear scientific documentation that our world is truly in crisis. Along with our friends at PEC, we have reviewed the reporting in… Read more »

National Capital Presbytery Divests from Fossil Fuels. Happy Earth Day!

divest from fossil fuel graphic By Anne-Fleur Winter, from Warner Memorial Presbyterian Church, and Claire Wilson-Black, from Fairlington Presbyterian Church On March 23st, 2021, National Capital Presbytery voted to divest from fossil fuels, stating: “Whereas; National Capital Presbytery expresses its profound concern about the destructive effects of climate change on all God’s creation, including a disproportionate impact on communities of… Read more »

Relentless Advocacy for Environmental Justice

Living in The Sacrifice Zone This news comes from Climate Justice Alliance, a Presbyterian Hunger Program grant partner. A historic environmental justice (EJ) bill out of New Jersey, more than 10 years in the making, was signed into law this past year, thanks to the organizing work of CJA member Ironbound Community Corporation (ICC) and… Read more »

To End Hunger We Must Address Root Causes

Fighting hunger is at the heart of our Presbyterian understanding of mission. Jesus fed the hungry and told his disciples to do the same. Yet, we know that hunger is an extremely complex phenomenon with economic, political and social causes. 51 years ago, when the Hunger Program begin, our founding mothers and fathers realized that… Read more »

The GREEN Good News

kids and adults with flowers in a worship service Book review by Rebecca Barnes | T. Wilson Dickinson has published an excellent book that will be of great importance to the church at large and the ecumenical movement for economic and environmental justice. It will be invigorating to individuals and congregations. As a professor at Lexington Theological Seminary in Kentucky and as a writer,… Read more »

How to Cool the Planet?

Urban Tilth photo Agroecology is One Answer! By Andrew Kang Bartlett In a world where giant corporations largely shape our food choices and perpetuate a form of agriculture which depends on fossil fuels, synthetic fertilizers and pesticides and workers making poverty wages, family farmers and eaters alike are eager to shift towards a more equitable and eco-friendly food-farm… Read more »

A Green New Deal for Food and Farming

photo of author By Ahna Kruzic, Communications Director of Pesticides Action Network North America Original post Globally, today’s food and agriculture systems are responsible for more climate change-contributing emissions than the world’s cars, trucks, planes, and trains combined. At the same time, we’re confronted with evidence that climate change is wreaking havoc on agricultural production—and unraveling systems of… Read more »