All posts from Aisha Abdelhamid

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Unitarians Sue for Religious Freedom to Use Solar Panels

First Parish Unitarians are crying ‘foul’ over a recent denial to allow solar panels on the rooftop of their iconic church in Bedford, Massachusetts. Declaring the Historic District Commission’s (HDC) decision was “legally untenable, unreasonable, arbitrary and capricious,” the congregation has filed a suit against the Town of Bedford. Specifically pointing to the US Constitution’s […]

August 17th

Birds Find Paradise Under Sri Swamiji’s Wings

Appealing for more reverential treatment for birds, Sri Swamiji has founded a lush, serene paradise in Mysore, India, called Shuka Vana, or Parrot Park. The delightful tropical landscape flashes with rainbows of color as rare and exotic parrots, macaws, and cockatoos flit and chatter in this verdant haven. Dr. Sri Ganapathy Sachchidananda Swamiji is the […]

August 3rd

What are the Environmental Costs of Pork?

Producing more than enough poop to fill over 15,000 Olympic-size swimming pools every year, hog facilities and other animal operations in North Carolina are placing an atrocious strain on the environment. A recent report by the Environmental Working Group (EWG) and the Waterkeeper Alliance (Waterkeepers) outlines the high environmental costs of producing nearly 10 billion […]

July 12th

Pope’s Global Call for Solar Catholic Schools is Laudato Si’ in Action

Demonstrating the Catholic Church’s commitment to the environment, as embodied in Pope Francis’ Laudato Si’, top Vatican officials responded enthusiastically to dozens of catholic schools in Queensland, Australia going solar. All 31 schools in the Townsville Diocese have recently switched to solar power, resulting in annual electricity savings of $250,000. The resounding success of Australia’s […]

June 27th