Author: Robyn Purchia

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Scientific Proof Shiva Is an Environmentalist?

The Hindu god Shiva, known as the destroyer, is a great environmentalist according to a paper presented by Dr. Akhilesh Kumar Pandey, chairman of the Madhya Pradesh Private University Regulatory Commission. Although it may be surprising that “the destroyer” cared about protecting nature, there is ample evidence in ancient texts that Shiva is an environmentalist. […]

January 11th

Who Will Save Hampton Roads From the Flood?

The full impact of climate change is often lost in statistics, science, politics, and economics; it’s easy to forget there are real people whose homes and livelihoods are threatened right now. But a recent article by Michael Schulson in the Durham-based Scalawag magazine serves as a powerful reminder that environmental protection is also people protection. In the […]

December 14th

Christian Coalition Supports Renewable Energy

There is no reason a Republican should be against environmental protection. For years, I’ve questioned why the party of President Richard Nixon, who created the Environmental Protection Agency, has fought so hard to destroy and undermine environmental regulations. Inhibiting growth of a green economy and destroying God’s creation seem contrary to typical conservative beliefs. That’s […]

December 10th

Inhofe Says Science Deniers “Doing Lord’s Work”

It’s hard out there for a climate denier, especially in Paris this week. As public consciousness in even the most conservative countries — the United States, Australia, and Canada — has shifted toward debating action, people are less interested in debating science. But Senator James Inhofe (R-OK), isn’t ready to admit defeat just yet. Although he opted […]

December 9th

President Francois Hollande’s Spiritual Environmentalism

Climate change is a historic, global event threatening our safety, our food, our health, and our children. But the seriousness of the event often gets lost in decimal-point warming trends and sea-level rise predictions. Thankfully, this is something French President François Hollande has noticed and is beginning to remedy by tying activism to morality and religion. […]

December 2nd

Melting Glaciers in Tibet Worry Buddhist Monk

This week, as world leaders gather in Paris for the United Nations’ 21st Conference of Parties (COP21) to discuss climate change, EdenKeeper plans to bring you stories from communities vulnerable to the devastating effects of climate change. The first story comes from Tibet, where a Buddhist monk is drawing attention to the rapid rate of warming at […]

November 30th

Healing Our Bodies, Our Spirits, and Our Planet

Last weekend, the San Francisco Bay Area hosted the largest and longest-running Green Festival Expo at the massive Cow Palace arena in Daly City. More than 250,000 were expected to attend the three-day event, now in its fourteenth year. Crowds gathered to sample brand new environmental products and businesses selling everything from sustainable chocolate to […]

November 17th

California’s Interfaith Community Unites for the Climate

Last week California Interfaith Power & Light (IPL), celebrated 22 amazing California congregations and groups at its 9th annual Cool Climate Awards. It was my second year attending the event, and I was once again inspired by the ways the winners reduced their energy and water consumption, advocated for more climate action, and educated their communities. But this […]

November 16th