Q and A: Holy Cross Br. Dave Andrews "grew up rural," but that didn't stop him from making an impact on food and water policy worldwide.
While sitting around waiting for that time when all waste will become energy, I was delighted to discover that the Galapagos Islands is tracking toward achieving its goal of 100 percent renewable energy by 2020.
At that point the islands, a territory of Ecuador with 30,000 inhabitants, will be even with themselves, producing what energy they need through renewable sources. They are already close and will likely arrive at their destination on time.
True or false? Our current ecological crisis is a completely new development in the history of humankind -- a situation only 200 years old, a nasty byproduct of progress fostered by the Industrial Revolution.
If you voted “true,” that’s just a bit false. It’s not the whole story.
Eco Catholic: What would the patron saint of those who promote ecology -- as Pope John Paul II named St. Francis -- think of our world today?
We say: Humans have been driven to a point of decision by the consequences -- good and bad -- of two centuries of technological development.
The future of humanity depends on economic policies that protect the environment, support human dignity and promote justice, said several participants at a Vatican symposium.
Why should Catholic institutions consider divestment from fossil fuels?
That question stoked a 40-minute discussion Monday night among scholars during a webinar exploring Catholic perspectives on divestment and reinvestment.
When is the last time you’ve discovered a “to-do” list that doubles as a great spiritual reading resource?
A recently released free online booklet -- Earth as Our Home -- does just that, offering tips for living more sustainably with the planet. The 16-page illustrated pamphlet comes from the Catholic Sisters for a Healthy Earth, an environmental group comprised of eight women religious congregations.
A Vatican conference kicking off Friday has brought together academics and experts from across the globe to address sustainability issues related to both people and the planet.
The conference -- “Sustainable Humanity, Sustainable Nature, Our Responsibility” -- is a joint venture of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences and the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences. It runs through the weekend and concludes Tuesday.