Unitarians Sue for Religious Freedom to Use Solar Panels

Published on August 17th, 2016 | by

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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 […]

Inuit People & Greenpeace Want #SolarNotSeismics

Published on August 10th, 2016 | by

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Navigating through the icy waters of the Arctic, the Greenpeace ship “Arctic Sunrise” is delivering solar panels to the Inuit community of Clyde River, Nunavut. Delivering solar panels and a team to install the systems for the Clyde River community is Greenpeace’s way of offering a better solution to meet increasing demands for energy. The […]

Birds Find Paradise Under Sri Swamiji’s Wings

Published on August 3rd, 2016 | by

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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 […]

An Eco-Lodge “Touching the Earth Lightly”

Published on July 27th, 2016 | by

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Constructed with an eagle’s loft in mind, a newly renovated eco-lodge in South Africa offers a bird’s-eye view from a well-feathered nest. Overlooking lush vistas of Kruger National Park wildlife refuge, the view is so vast you might easily be inspired to sing a hymn in praise of Creation. Singita Lebombo Eco-Lodge Resort Singita Lebombo […]

Going Solar Together at a Temple, Mosque & Church

Published on July 20th, 2016 | by

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Interfaith solidarity in Malaysia’s culture is so strong it extends to providing free solar power, “regardless of creed or race.” A recent donation sees a Chinese temple, a Christian church, a Muslim mosque, and a Chinese primary school going solar together in the town of Kota Belud, Sabah. These four special locations were chosen by […]

African Methodist Episcopal Church Passes Historic Climate Change Resolution

Published on July 19th, 2016 | by

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History has been made in Philadelphia yet again. The African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church, passed the first resolution wholly dedicated to addressing climate change in the Church’s 200 years of existence at their 50th General Conference last week. “Damage to our climate puts the health of children, elderly, and those with chronic illnesses at greater […]

What are the Environmental Costs of Pork?

Published on July 12th, 2016 | by

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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 […]

Cairo Climate Talks Inspire Rare Interfaith Dialogue

Published on July 6th, 2016 | by

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“Pollution and global warming pose an even greater threat than war,” stated Egypt’s German Ambassador H.E. Julius Georg Luy, as he opened the 41st round of Cairo Climate Talks on June 27, 2016. “And,” he added, “the fight to preserve the environment could be the most positive way of bringing humanity together.” Expressing a heartfelt […]