Category Archives: Environment

The Good Earth: Creation and Ministry in an Ecological Age—June 7-10, Pittsburgh

June 7, 7:00 p.m. – June 10, 2015, 1:00 p.m. SPEAKERS Fred Bahnson is director of the Food, Faith, & Religious Leadership Initiative at Wake Forest University School of Divinity. He is the author of Soil & Sacrament: A Spiritual … Continue reading

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NRDC Report: Pennsylvania is the Second the Sneeziest and Wheeziest State in the Union

Allergies and asthma worsened by ragweed pollen and ozone smog already make it hard for Pennsylvanians to breathe, and climate change will intensify these health threats  WASHINGTON (May 13, 2015) – Pennsylvania has a new distinction concerning a growing health … Continue reading

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Shocking Facts About Recent Effects of Climate Change

From Interfaith Power and Light (http://interfaithpowerandlight.org): Next month Pope Francis will release his encyclical on the environment, lending a strong voice and considerable influence to our moral obligation to protect Creation. And with the impacts of global warming growing more … Continue reading

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Years of Living Dangerously—May 22, Harrisburg

Unitarian Church of Harrisburg, 1280 Clover Lane, Harrisburg Friday, May 22, 2015, at 6 PM Open to Public – Bring a friend This groundbreaking documentary explores the impacts of climate change. Light supper provided. – Food donations gratefully accepted. Watch … Continue reading

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Support the Green Climate Fund and Protect Populations Vulnerable to Climate Change

From Interfaith Power and Light (http://interfaithpowerandlight.org): It’s a fact: Climate change inflicts the most damage on those who contributed the least to causing it. From the low-lying Maldives to famine in East Africa, the world’s poor are bearing the brunt … Continue reading

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Methane Emissions: A Short, Easy to Understand Video on a Climate Killer

From PennFuture (http://www.pennfuture.org): Posted at http://pffacts.blogspot.com/2015/05/methane-emissions-short-easy-to.html The conversation around how to deal with methane emissions is quickly heating up in Pennsylvania. As the fastest growing gas producing state in the nation, the rate of methane emissions and leaks being generated … Continue reading

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Support a Tax on Drillers in the Pennsylvania Budget

From PennFuture (http://www.pennfuture.org): Gov.Tom Wolf recently proposed a five percent severance tax on natural gas extraction in Pennsylvania. The proposed tax enjoys the support of a majority of Pennsylvanians and is modeled after taxes levied in other natural gas producing … Continue reading

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$5,000 Mini-Grants Available to Schools for Farm to School Activities—Deadline June 15

The National Farm to School Network is now accepting applications from eligible schools or school districts in Pennsylvania for these $5,000 mini grants to help jump start new farm to school activities or ramp up existing programs. Grants can be used … Continue reading

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Learn How Mountaintop Removal Threatens Communities and Take Action

From I Love Mountains (http://www.ilovemountains.org): Appalachian Voices has unveiled a powerful new tool in our ongoing effort to end mountaintop removal coal mining and the human suffering it causes. Explore the “Communities at Risk” interactive map at http://ilovemountains.org/communities-at-risk. We tapped … Continue reading

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Updated Fossil Fuel Subsidy Report Available

From PennFuture (http://www.pennfuture.org): Last week, PennFuture issued an updated version of its Fossil Fuel Subsidy Report, which shows that subsidies to the highly-profitable, mature fossil fuel industry now exceed $3.25 billion annually. The cost of these fossil fuel subsidies translates … Continue reading

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