Celebrate Earth Day with these Events

Earth Day is less than three weeks away, falling this year on Friday, April 22nd. Looking for a way to celebrate? I am reminded of what Saint Francis was reported to have said: “Preach the Gospel at all times. Use words if necessary.” In other words, actions speak louder than words so why not performContinue reading “Celebrate Earth Day with these Events”

Resolve to Eat More Plants in the New Year

January is the month of New Year’s resolutions. Why not make a resolution that can improve yourself while also lowering your carbon footprint? During January, I will focus each week on a different climate saving resolution. My hope is that by the end of the month, you will find one or more maybe two resolutionsContinue reading “Resolve to Eat More Plants in the New Year”

Season of Creation Week 5: Educate Yourself and Talk about Climate Change!

We are in the fifth week of the Season of Creation. Last week the theme was “Ditch the Plastic”; this week the theme is “Educate yourself on climate change and then start talking about it.” Climate change fundamentally starts with science. And you’d be best served by getting climate change science from: need I sayContinue reading “Season of Creation Week 5: Educate Yourself and Talk about Climate Change!”

Are you Idling on Climate Action?

How often do you idle your car’s engine? That is, sit in your car before departing and run the engine to warm the car up in the winter, or perhaps to cool down the car in the summer. Or perhaps you sit in your car after you’ve arrived and take a few minutes to catchContinue reading “Are you Idling on Climate Action?”

Climate Change Talk Wrap Up

This past Sunday, The Saint Francis of Assisi ministry hosted Kathy Dawson who spoke to thirty attendees on the topic “Climate Change: The Science, Impacts and Solutions.” Kathy is a member of the All Pilgrims Christian Church on Capitol Hill, a Climate Reality Leader, and a co-leader of the Seattle Climate Change meetup.  Kathy beganContinue reading “Climate Change Talk Wrap Up”

Project Drawdown

In the introduction of Laudato Si, Pope Francis tells us: The worldwide ecological movement has already made considerable progress and led to the establishment of numerous organizations committed to raising awareness of these challenges. Yes, many people and many organizations are working in the climate change space. Here at St John the Evangelist, my wife,Continue reading “Project Drawdown”