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The Long View from 0 HE to 22,017 HE

Science informs us that the universe is 13.75 billions years old and that the earth and our solar system were formed 4.54 billion years ago. Homo sapiens have been found in Africa dating back 200,000 years, but it was not until the Neolithic Revolution, which started in 10,000 BCE, that Homo sapiens began to transition […]

Creation Spirituality

Creation Spirituality

Honoring all of creation as Original Blessing, Creation Spirituality integrates the wisdom of Eastern and Western spirituality and global indigenous cultures, with the emerging scientific understanding of the universe, and the passion of creativity. It is both a tradition and a movement, celebrated by mystics and agents of social change from every…

Building Healthy Communities

Around the world, communities face pressing health challenges related to the built environment. This 5 minute video encourages individuals, organizations, governments and private developers to collaborate and build healthy communities. “Builders, urban planners, architects and transportation leaders are health professionals. They don’t think of themselves as white coat folks, they don’t think of themselves as […]

Many Voices – Common Ground

Many Voices – Common Ground

Chico State University's Institute for Sustainable Development is presenting This Way to Sustainability Conference XI on March 24-25, 2016 from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. at 400 W. 1st Street, Chico, CA.…

Social Creed for the 21st Century

Social Creed for the 21st Century

In 2007 the National Council of Churches adopted the Social Creed for the 21st Century. Since its founding in 1950, the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA has been the leading force for shared ecumenical witness among Christians in the United States. The NCC’s 37 member communions…

Waters of the United States

Waters of the United States

In an email message from Congressman Doug LaMalfa we note “for the first time in California history, Governor Brown issued an executive order on April 1st requiring mandatory conservation for all California residents, directing several state agencies to take immediate action to conserve the state’s remaining urban water supplies. On May…

Whole Earth and Watershed Festival 2014

The Whole Earth and Watershed Festival will be held at the Redding, CA civic center, 777 Cypress Street, Redding CA on Saturday, April 26, 2014 from 10 AM to 4 PM. Arbor Day Celebration – In celebration of Arbor Day, and it’s long-standing status as a Tree City USA, the City…

Saint Petersburg G20 Summit

The G20 Summit, a meeting of the world’s leading economies will be in Saint Petersburg, Russia September 5-6, 2013. This will be the eighth meeting of the heads of government. The Group of Twenty (G20) is comprised of Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, the…

Toxic Charity and Food Justice

How can the world best address scarcity of food for a growing global population? When I was in college in the late 1960’s, studying geography, Paul Ehrlich’s book Population Bomb and the topic of how to feed the world’s growing masses of hungry people were being discussed. Then there came the green revolution, which saved millions […]

Food Justice and an Interconnected Spiritual Worldview

This important 28 minute film, A Thousand Suns, tells the story of the Gamo Highlands of the African Rift Valley and the unique worldview held by the people of the region. This isolated area has remained remarkably intact both biologically and culturally. It is one of the most densely populated rural regions of Africa yet its people […]

Slow Money For Food Justice

Slow money offers a new vision of investments in the 21st Century. It is based on fertile/healthy soil as a model – life in the soil is all about diversity and regeneration – a large number of small organisms working together in a healthy system. We must “put back as much as…

Local Self-Reliance

The Institute for Local Self-Reliance offers these Top Ten Reasons to Support Locally Owned Businesses: Local Character and Prosperity – In an increasingly homogenized world, communities that preserve their one-of-a-kind businesses and distinctive character have an economic advantage. Community Well-Being – Locally owned businesses build strong communities by sustaining vibrant town…

Keystone XL Pipeline

Last evening the PBS Newshour aired an interview with spokesmen for the two sides to the Keystone XL Pipleline controversy. Judy Woodruff moderated the debate between Anthony Swift of the Natural Resources Defense Council and Andrew Black of the Association of Oil Pipelines. The primary objection to the Keystone XL pipeline by…

Floods of Light from Spiritual Ecology

What is the connection between modern-day spirituality and ecological concerns? How does the first century, Christian, Biblical world translate into ethical actions in the 21st century? How do the various world religions integrate their spirituality with ecology? FORE is a good place to start finding answers. Mary Evelyn Tucker is the co-founder and co-director with […]

Should We Seriously Consider Degrowth?

I recently stumbled upon an iTunes podcast by the ExtraEnvironmentalist, featuring interviews from the Degrowth Conference in Montreal in May 2012. The topics covered in the 3:14 hour podcast are controversial and provocative because they challenge our understanding of and the assumptions of the economic system we live in and take for granted. Listen to […]

Fair Trade Certified in Redding

Fair Trade is various crops and commodities such as coffee, Fair Trade Resource.org has a good summary on frequently asked questions. The newly redesigned Fair Trade Certified logo (above) was released this year and will replace the original black and white “Bucket Boy” label created in 1998. Fair Trade Principles:…