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Man of the Trees, Richard St. Barbe Baker

I wonder sometimes whether people 75-100 years ago were ever concerned about the effects of their actions on the climate. Perhaps they had too much on their mind with world wars and fears of “the bomb,” to care about the carbon pollution coming out of their cars and their daily energy usage. Or perhaps they just couldn’t […]

September 6th

Why Borders Don’t Help Us Protect the Environment

It’s hard to grasp the largeness of environmentalism. Does a man buying an engagement ring in New York think about the environmental effects of gold mines in Peru or diamond mines in Africa? Does a woman applying lip balm in Texas consider species lost to palm oil farms in Indonesia? To see real environmental change, we need […]

June 10th

Baha’i Camp Encourages Love of Nature

In a paper called Epistle to the Son of the Wolf, Baha’u’llah, the prophet-founder of the Baha’i Faith wrote: “Every man of discernment, while walking upon the earth, feeleth indeed abashed, inasmuch as he is fully aware that the thing which is the source of his prosperity, his wealth, his might, his exaltation, his advancement […]

June 2nd

The Baha’i Faith and Its Connection to the Environment

More than 2000 years ago, when idol-worship was the common practice, the prophet Abraham introduced the members of his community to the concept of a single God. Later, Zoroaster influenced his group of followers to worship one God. Those are two examples of spiritual teachers, men who changed the beliefs of a segment of mankind. […]

May 28th