Current Events

Moapa Paiute Indians Harness the Sun’s Energy in Nevada

Published on October 13th, 2016 | by Aisha Abdelhamid

Celebrating Native American self-resilience via energy harnessed from the sun, US Interior Secretary Sally Jewell recently green-lighted the third utility-scale solar project on Tribal lands of the Moapa Band of Paiute Indians. Joining with Tribal leaders [&hellip... Read More


Current Events

Starting Forest Fires Declared a Sin in Indonesia

Published on October 3rd, 2016 | by Aisha Abdelhamid

Hoping to end the annual blazes enveloping Southeast Asia in choking haze, Indonesia’s Islamic Ulema Council (MUI) issued a fatwa against intentionally starting forest fires. The religious edict issued by the MUI declares that it is [&hellip... Read More


Christianity

Brooklyn's largest church is going solar

The Largest Church in Brooklyn is Going Solar

Published on September 19th, 2016 | by Aisha Abdelhamid

Founded in 1979, the Christian Cultural Center (CCC) is the largest church in Brooklyn. With over 37,000 members in its congregation, the CCC is the largest evangelical church in the New York region and one of [&hellip... Read More


Judaism

Rabbi Ellen Bernstein Describes an Ecotheology for All

Published on September 15th, 2016 | by Robyn Purchia

It’s not every day we are blessed to hear from one of the leaders of the religious ecology movement. Recently,┬áRabbi Ellen Bernstein, the birth mother of Jewish environmentalism, gave a talk at the Chautauqua Institution. Titled [&hellip... Read More


Current Events

All Morocco’s Mosques Transitioning to Solar Power

Published on September 14th, 2016 | by Aisha Abdelhamid

With the first phase deadline set for 2019, Morocco has launched an ambitious “Energy Efficiency in Mosques” program aiming to provide solar power for all the mosques in the kingdom. By switching to energy-saving LED lighting, [&hellip... Read More


Current Events

Greening the Hajj Pilgrimage to Mecca

Published on September 12th, 2016 | by Aisha Abdelhamid

The Hajj season of 2016 is underway in Saudi Arabia and the world’s attention is finely tuned to the environmental impacts of four million pilgrims converging on Mecca. The pilgrimage crowd is phenomenal and attempts to [&hellip... Read More


Current Events

Alaskan Climate Refugees are Looking for a New Home

Published on September 5th, 2016 | by Aisha Abdelhamid

Retreating onto the uncharted territory of today’s “climate refugees,” the entire indigenous community of Shishmaref, Alaska, is losing the land under its feet. Shishmaref has a population of around 600 members of the Native American Inupiat [&hellip... Read More


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