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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

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

West Virginia Church Makes Solar History

Last week in West Virginia, Shepherdstown Presbyterian Church members, project organizers, and local leaders held a ribbon cutting ceremony for a new solar installation at the church. While the church’s installation is by no means the first of its kind, the residents and businesses who made it possible have also made history. They launched a new […]

September 5th

Chattanooga Churches Put Their Faith Into Action

At EdenKeeper we’ve reported on green initiatives being adopted in churches from Berkeley, California to Raleigh, North Carolina, to Champaign-Urbana, Illinois. And while it’s always great to see Christians doing good things for the environment, we haven’t seen churches of different denominations actually make a localized push to be more environmental. Well, we hadn’t seen […]

August 5th

New Eco-Mosque in Dubai is First of Its Kind

There’s been a growing movement among Muslims to start putting the core environmental tenants of Islam into practice. Some Muslims are doing that by conserving water during Wudu — the spiritual practice of washing before prayer — and reducing waste during events like nightly Ramadan feasts. Ibrahim Abdul-Matin, a Muslim environmentalist and author, lays out […]

July 22nd

Methodist Church Goes Solar in North Carolina

On June 15 members of the Highland United Methodist Church in Raleigh, North Carolina will come together to celebrate. No, they’re not celebrating some obscure Christian holiday or Father’s Day (although their celebration will be honoring the Father in a way). They’re coming together to dedicate the church’s new solar array — an installation that […]

May 19th

Clean Energy’s Benefits Extend Beyond Clean Air

Zach Shahan, the Director and Editor of our sister site, CleanTechnica.com, recently wrote an article focused on renewable energy for a Buddhist magazine, SGI Quarterly, called “Communicating the Energy Revolution.” In the article, Shahan discusses the clean-tech movement — it’s current state and what it’s taught him. He emphasizes not only the environmental benefits of solar and […]

April 29th