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Effects of Global Warming on Humans – Based on the 2015 IPCC AR5

Originally published on Planetsave.com Not only posing significant risks for Earth’s natural systems, the effects of global warming on humans and human systems have only recently begun receiving the expanded attention they critically require. From hazardous effects causing potential loss of life, injury, or other negative health impacts, to the potential exposure of social, economic, […]

July 9th

Australia’s Biggest Banks Could Help Achieve UN’s Development Agenda in the Pacific

By Madeline Greer, Guest Contributor Australia’s Biggest Banks Could Help Achieve UN’s Development Agenda in the Pacific Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade has partnered with Westpac and ANZ to help deliver financial inclusion in Pacific communities. The bank’s partnerships are focused on helping communities better manage their funds, encourage entrepreneurship, and empower individuals […]

In Indonesia Panasonic CSR Helps Cut Out The Darkness

Originally published on EdenKeeper.org With a population of about 700 people, the village of Sone in West Timor, Indonesia is famous throughout the region for its production of beautiful, traditional fabrics. Located close to a mountain summit, Sone is completely off the electricity grid. With the hope of learning about the challenges of living in […]

June 3rd

Faith-Based Energy Efficiency Aids Climate & Poverty

Originally published on EdenKeeper.org 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 […]

May 15th

Greenpeace Uses LEGOs to Save Polar Bears

The summer sea ice volume in the Arctic has shrunk 75% in the last 30 years. Impacted by climate change, melting arctic sea ice is subsequently speeding up the rate of global warming. The ability of the arctic ice to reflect some of the sun’s heat back up into space has always played an important […]

November 7th

New York City Hosts Historic Climate March

The historic People’s Climate March takes place in New York City this weekend. Originally posted on our sister site, EdenKeeper.org, this is an event not to be missed. New York City Hosts Historic Climate March Nationwide planning is in high gear for the “largest, most diverse day” of action on climate change, scheduled for Sunday, […]

September 18th

Fossil Fuel Divestment: Part I – Why and How

The fossil fuel divestment movement is gaining momentum in religious organizations around the world. But there remains many large-scale religious groups (i.e. the Catholic Church), seminaries, universities, and individual houses of worship that still choose to pay polluters. Our sister site, EdenKeeper, recently published a series of two articles that show the necessity of divesting, address […]

August 7th

The Power to Change the Economy from Within

When we look at how our market economy affects the environment, it appears that all common sense goes out the window. According to the prevailing economic wisdom, it makes perfect sense for us to clear vast swathes of tropical rainforest to make way for oil palm plantations and soya beans, to pursue the last few […]

March 10th

Can You Live on 4 Liters of Water a Day?

Those of us in the first world don’t tend to think twice about our water usage, and unless we’re on a backpacking trip or in a dry camp, or adhering to some other self-imposed rationing, we’re probably likely to use quite a bit of water everyday. In fact, in the US, the average rate of […]

October 22nd

Forward Planning to Save Money

If your household budget is stretched to the breaking point it can be tempting to forget about the future and simply focus on making the present as comfortable as possible. Regardless of your financial situation, it is a good idea to try and put a little bit aside, no matter how small. Here’s some ideas on […]

December 27th

Paper: Recycle It or Bury It?

This will probably get me drummed out of Greenpeace, but I’m increasingly of the opinion that the greenest thing to do with paper is to use lots of it, preferably printing on it first, and NOT recycle it. Instead bury it somewhere anaerobic, so it won’t decay for a long time. Then grow more trees […]

Love Letter to Banksters

First, context:  Homo sapiens is an actively interdependent species of agents with responsibilities as collaborative participants in this web of life: all our destinies are intertwined.  There is, in any healthy community a social contract, and its acknowledgement is emerging more and more vocally from our society’s closets and into our front yard again.  Thank […]

August 2nd

Moving Markets

Recently, I learned a great strategy for moving markets. Specifically, how to leverage consumer demand for greener goods to move large amounts of capital into the sustainable economy, and away from companies that are only profit driven and don’t mind externalizing their costs onto society. I’d like to share that strategy with you here, in […]

July 2nd

This is the future of the Inspired Economist

Author & speaker Charles Eisenstein recently released a breakthrough book called Sacred Economics, pointing the way to a new economy. (Read the book in its entirety online, for free) Filmmaker Ian Mackenzie decided to help out by producing a short film synopsis of the book’s primary points: You can read a little bit more analysis, or […]

March 2nd