Resolve to Reduce Energy Usage

January is the month of New Year’s resolutions. Why not make a resolution that can improve yourself while also lowering your carbon footprint? For our second week of resolutions, I thought that I would talk about energy usage. Throughout our lives we consume energy in many different ways. At home, we heat and cool ourContinue reading “Resolve to Reduce Energy Usage”

Fast from Unnecessary Energy Usage

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 willContinue reading “Fast from Unnecessary Energy Usage”

Our Moral Imperative

Pope Francis begins his TED Coundown talk with: The world is shaken by the crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, which highlights another global challenge: the socio-environmental crisis. And this requires us, all of us, to face a choice. The choice between what matters, and what doesn’t. Let me repeat that: the choice between whatContinue reading “Our Moral Imperative”

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”

It’s time to stop the energy vampires

In chapter three of Laudato Si, Pope Francis writes of the false notion that an infinite quantity of energy and resources are available It is better to conserve energy so that we may stretch this finite supply. And what is perhaps the simplest way to conserve energy? Not to waste it in the first place.Continue reading “It’s time to stop the energy vampires”