Environmental Justice

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November 10, 2009

Mountain top removal mining and valley fill practices cause significant social and environmental impacts, often devastating ecosystems and destroying human communities through water pollution and flooding.

We have confirmed that blasting has begun on Coal River Mountain, West Virginia,...

October 8, 2009

When Michael Schut was doing graduate studies in environmental science, he was the only identified Christian in the program.

"Others saw the Christian view as bankrupt and homocentric, a cause of the problem," Schut, the Episcopal Church's associate program officer for economic and...

October 4, 2009

While delegates to the Diocese of Wyoming's convention registered October 1 in the soon-to-be-opened diocesan center in Casper, the Presiding Bishop and diocesan staff toured the work in progress.

Convention-goers were also given plastic hard hats and encouraged to tour the facilities,...

August 27, 2009

When ecologist Daniel Goleman addressed Episcopalians gathered at Grace Church, Vineyard Haven, Massachusetts, on August 27, he commended their efforts in cooperative buying of low impact parish supplies. "You can become national models for what any group can do to turn this [environmental]...

August 18, 2009

Driving to and from Holy Nativity Episcopal Church's community garden in the Westchester neighborhood of Los Angeles, volunteers noticed backyard trees producing more fruit than one household could consume. A light went on and Harvest Westchester was born.

"We have a community garden at...

August 13, 2009

Trinity Episcopal Cathedral's Charlie Comella Community Garden was chosen from more than 1,000 applicants to receive one of 20 $2,500 grants awarded in the United States and Canada by Fiskars Project Orange Thumb in 2009.

"We're thrilled to be honored by Fiskars with this prestigious...

July 30, 2009

The University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee, has announced the creation of the Center for Religion and Environment, which connects its College of Arts and Sciences, School of Theology, and All Saints Chapel in a partnership to strengthen its mission in education, church and society.

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July 19, 2009

Drew and Joan Norman started growing vegetables on their farm in White Hall, Maryland, in 1985 and eventually One Straw Farm became the state's largest organic vegetable farm, selling wholesale to up-market grocers including Whole Foods and Dean & Deluca.

"But it wasn't really...

July 14, 2009

Future generations will look back on the Episcopal Church aghast that it spent 30 years talking about human sexuality and largely ignoring the ecological disaster affecting the world, said Bishop Steven Charleston, in his July 15 sermon during a General Convention Eucharist that celebrated...

July 13, 2009

Climate change, global warming, economic and environmental justice, creation care, renewable energy and nuclear energy and weaponry are among the cadre of environment-related resolutions under consideration by General Convention.

The Episcopal Church's Office of Government Relations (OGR...

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