Environmental Justice

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June 1, 2010

In the last few weeks, there have been several developments in the domestic focus on energy and the environment that may inform your participation in and observance of World Environment Day 2010:

 

The BP Gulf Coast Oil Spill

The slow-motion tragedy of the gulf oil spill lays bare...

May 20, 2010

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has determined that the emission of a mix of greenhouse gases, including methane, carbon dioxide, and hydrofluorocarbons, constitutes a threat to the public health and welfare. In 2007, the Supreme Court held that EPA had the authority under the Clean...

May 10, 2010

South Africa's "green bishop" says those who have exploited the African continent should repay an "ecological debt."

"We now know that we can have clean energy, and companies that have contributed to the climate change must pay," Anglican Bishop Geoffrey Davies told Ecumenical News...

May 7, 2010

Episcopal Community Services of Louisiana is working with area disaster response agencies and environmental organizations to monitor the Gulf oil spill and to assess human needs.

"It is such a difficult situation; we are in a wait-and-see mode," said Nell Bolton, executive director of...

April 23, 2010

Members of the Diocese of Vermont's Earth Stewards Committee accepted an Environmental Merit Award from the New England Office of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency at a ceremony at Boston's Faneuil Hall on the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, April 22. The annual EPA awards recognize "...

April 22, 2010

Phyllis Creighton, a parishioner at St. Philip's Anglican Church in Toronto, was among the Anglicans at the Retreat on Climate Change as a Moral Issue held April 16-17. About 50 Canadian leaders from various faith traditions as well as environmental and international development NGOs recently...

April 21, 2010

On the morning of April 22, the rector at St. Phillip's Episcopal Church in Annapolis, Maryland, recorded a new message; it began "Happy Earth Day," and was followed by a litany of special events, including a farmers' market, a demonstration by a master gardener, a vegetarian meal and an...

April 14, 2010

 

To Members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee,

We write to you as people of faith, on behalf of the communities, members and volunteers we represent. During these tough economic times, too many Americans are only one job or foreclosure away from poverty. Our common...

April 14, 2010

Earth Day provides the world with an opportunity to focus on our planet as a unique, bountiful gift. It helps us remember that we must continue to protect our air, water, and natural resources so that generations to come may enjoy this beautiful gift of Earth.

On April 22, the 40th...

February 26, 2010

The Mar Thoma Syrian Church's annual Maramon convention, which lays claim to being Asia's biggest Christian gathering, has in 2010 focused on caring for the earth, with government officials handing out tens of thousands of saplings for planting.

"If we persist with the unscientific...

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