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Energy Efficiency for the Climate and the Poor

Helping the poor, vulnerable, and marginalized is a central tenet in the Christian gospel. The command to care for “the least of these” (Matthew 25:40) has inspired organizations like Christian Aid to help the poor, Habitat for Humanity to provide shelter for the vulnerable, and World Vision to support children in need. And, in North Carolina’s Smoky Mountains, the gospel […]

May 12th

UAE Energy Conservation Grows at “Green Mosques”

A “green mosque” project underway in the United Arab Emirates has the potential to revolutionize energy conservation efforts all over the world. Although Dubai’s newly constructed premier eco-mosque is rightfully commanding huge media coverage, a modest-sized mosque in Madinat Zayed, UAE, is the first retrofit energy conservation project to appear on the horizon. The Sultan […]

November 20th

Is Coal Really the Answer to Energy Inequality?

It’s not hard to see inequalities in the energy world and one of the most glaring is unequal access to power. Conservative groups, like the Cornwall Alliance for the Stewardship of Creation have accused climate activists of waging a war against poor and vulnerable communities by denying them access to power in the form of coal. […]

October 16th

Want to Give up Carbon for Lent? Use This Calendar

Many faith groups around the country have ways of bringing people together for a good cause. They do activities, some small and others bigger, that benefit people and communities. One such organization, the Interfaith Power & Light (IPL), has combined their observance of Lent with activities to better the environment. They created the Lenten Carbon Fast Calendar, a […]

April 8th