Season of Creation Week 3

September marks the end of summer and summer vacation for school children. September also is the month of the Season of Creation, that time of the church year to focus on creation and ask ourselves what more we can do to take care of it. The flipside of creation is climate change which is impactingContinue reading “Season of Creation Week 3”

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”

Fast from Meat

The Global Catholic Climate Movement has released its Lenten Calendar 2021 that is focused on concrete actions we can take each week to improve the planet as well as ourselves.  Lent is a time of preparation for Easter and the celebration of the Paschal Mystery. During this time of fasting and renewal, we will embarkContinue reading “Fast from Meat”

Eating More Plants

We make many decisions in our lives each day that impact our carbon footprints. Surprisingly, one of the most significant decisions to affect climate change is the food on our plates.  The food on our plates you say? Yes, and here’s why: The raising of livestock for meat, eggs and milk generates 15-20% of globalContinue reading “Eating More Plants”

The Problem with Plastic

In Chapter Six of Laudato Si, Pope Francis talks about avoiding plastic: Education in environmental responsibility can encourage ways of acting which directly and significantly affect the world around us, such as avoiding the use of plastic… Many aspects of our lives are dependent on the use of plastic. Most of the food we purchaseContinue reading “The Problem with Plastic”