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Religious Groups Urged to Go Carbon Neutral

Interfaith Power & Light, an organization that offers a religious response to climate change and has provided helpful resources to congregations in the past like the carbon lent calendar, is challenging all congregations within its network to take the “Paris Pledge” and cut their carbon emissions in half by 2030 and become carbon neutral by 2050. “These […]

September 25th

Religious and Spiritual Leaders Make Climate Commitment

By Sarah Hoffman How will you commit to reversing climate change? On September 21, the muggy eve of fall, world religious leaders and members of New York’s spiritual community gathered beneath two giant, LED-lit, flying phoenixes to ask that very question, calling the world to action for “God’s House,” “Mother Earth” — our home, now […]

September 22nd

Faith Groups Call Us to Wake Up to the Truth About Climate Change

Yesterday, history was made. Nearly 400,000 people gathered in New York City in what is being called the largest climate march in history. But it wasn’t just bear-breasted women and people in dreadlocks who showed up. The faith community — a traditionally conservative voice on political issues — stood alongside hippies, left-leaning celebrities and politicians, and activists. They […]

September 22nd

EPA Receives Conservative, Religious Leaders’ Support

This week the Environmental Protection Agency held public hearings on its proposed regulation to cut carbon pollution from power plants. While the Republican Party orthodoxy continues to question the science of climate change and the necessity of the EPA’s rules, conservative religious leaders showed up to the public hearings to support the proposed rules, even […]

August 1st

Alabama Officials Ask God to Block EPA Carbon Rules

In an interesting take on the Christian environmental concepts of stewardship and resurrection, Alabama state officials urged the state’s residents to pray for divine intervention to block proposed federal regulations for coal-fired plants, saying such policies violate God’s laws. Chip Beeker, a Republican who is running unopposed for a Public Service Commission seat, said coal […]

July 30th

What Religion May Bring to the Environmental Table

A recent USA Today article, “Taking to the Pulpit Against Climate Change,” depicts a war between religious environmentalists and Christian conservatives. It’s an interesting article that highlights the growing number of individuals and groups who are making the connection between religion and environmentalism. But it does make me wonder — if more religious leaders take the pulpit […]

July 16th

Omaha Utility Cuts Carbon in Response to Faith Groups

Many coal companies, big oil, and politicians have fought back against the Obama Administration’s new carbon pollution rules. They claim that rules limiting air pollution emissions from dirty power plants would cause higher electric rates and lost jobs. But one utility sees the advantages of moving away from coal. Thursday, the Omaha Public Power District (OPPD) board approved […]

June 21st

Will Ohio Politicians Protect the People or the Koch Bros?

Most people think renewable energy is a good thing. It spurs development, creates jobs, promotes democracy, and reduces harmful air emissions. But despite these many benefits, states have considered repealing their renewable energy standards. In fact, just a few weeks ago, EdenKeeper reported on the narrow defeat of a proposal to roll back the Kansas […]

May 27th