Five Reasons for an Environmentalist to Give Thanks

Published on November 28th, 2013 | by

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In the spirit of Thanksgiving, I have found five reasons for an environmentalist to give thanks today: #1:  National Parks Can you imagine our federal government today voting to set aside huge tracts of land for public use, and investing in the land’s wellbeing?  It’s a radical concept, but thanks to John Muir, Theodore Roosevelt, and […]

Thanksgiving From the Wampanoag Tribe’s Perspective

Published on November 27th, 2013 | by

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In the United States, we trace our Thanksgiving celebration to an autumn feast between the Pilgrims and the Wampanoag Indians.  We are told the story of the Pilgrims arriving at Plymouth on the Mayflower.  We know about their harsh first winter and the fact that many of them died.  But after some hard work, the […]

Living Deliberately at Walden Pond

Published on November 26th, 2013 | by

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Yesterday, I visited Walden Pond. The sun was out, but it was still November and cold, cold, cold, cold. The type of day that makes you realize why New Englanders tend to be a little harder than those of us from California. But I welcomed the freezing wind because it drove the crowds away. I […]

Kibbutz Lotan: An Embodiment of Being an EdenKeeper

Published on November 25th, 2013 | by

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Recently, I toured the Kibbutz Lotan, an eco-village style Kibbutz in the Arava desert region of central Israel. The Kibbutz was founded on similar principles as this site: that, as God’s children, we have a special place in history as the stewards of planet Earth. We’ve covered the sustainability attributes of the Kibbutz Lotan elsewhere […]

Is Pope Francis Going Green?

Published on November 14th, 2013 | by

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The meeting between Pope Francis and a group of Argentinean environmentalists made headlines this week.  A picture of the Pope holding an anti-fracking shirt and standing next to environmental activist, Fernando “Pino” Solanas, went viral.  The Pope is also pictured holding a shirt that said “Water is More Precious Than Gold.” During the hour-long meeting the […]

Christian Environmentalism in Politics

Published on November 7th, 2013 | by

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Christian environmentalism:  it’s a term we don’t see often in American politics.  On the surface, the American political system seems to be divided in two. Democrats and liberals on the left are pro-big government and anti-religious establishment.  They want the government to provide benefits for the poor, disabled, and unhealthy.  They are in favor of […]

A Lesson in Humility With Robert Drake

Published on November 5th, 2013 | by

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I recently had the privilege to sit down with Robert Drake a chaplain at University of California San Francisco with a unique perspective on how we can connect to God’s Creation. Drake grew up on a YMCA ranch the small town of Elkhart, Indiana, roaming the fields and forests of northern Indiana and southern Michigan.  […]