Sunday, October 22, 2017

Pope addresses “Religions for Peace”‎ delegation

 Pope Francis ‎told a delegation of 80 members of “Religions for Peace”, who met him in the Vatican, that "religions have a unique to play in building peace".

Religions for Peace is the world’s largest and most representative multi-religious coalition that advances common action among the world’s religious communities to transform violent conflict, advance human development, promote just and harmonious societies, and protect the earth.

Lear more at
 http://fore.yale.edu/news/item/pope-addresses-religions-for-peace-delegation/

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Some important books about ethics and the environment

Go to this link at the University of North Texas's Center for Environmental Philosophy, to see a list of foundational books on ethics and the environment:

http://www.cep.unt.edu/eebooks.html

Monday, July 24, 2017

interested in "greening" your tavel?

Although a lot of factors were debated a few years ago regarding carbon offsets and other green travel initiatives, some of the forward movement on these topics has stalled or slowed. Some entities are still at work on it, however:

https://climatecare.org/category/news/








http://www.responsibletravel.org/index.php






https://www.united.com/web/en-US/content/company/globalcitizenship/environment/carbon-offset-program.aspx













Carbon offsets may still be useful - look into this option, especially if - like me - you are concerned about the effect of emissions from  commercial aircraft.

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

new book: Ethics for a Full World

This new text by Tormod Burkey addresses many of the environmental ethics challenges of this current period, and asks the grand-scale, looming question: how long can we avoid facing some of the most pressing issues without permanent damage to the earth's living systems and species, as well as the earth's human population?

‘A cure for narrow-mindedness, this provocative book should be required reading for politicians – and those who vote for them.’ – Brian Czech, President, Center for the Advancement of the Steady State Economy, author of Supply Shock: Economic Growth at the Crossroads

‘A fine, concise book which should enlarge the discussion on what in my view is the most important need of humanity, an “Ethics for a Full World”.’ – Paul Ehrlich, Bing Professor of Population Studies Emeritus and President of the Center for Conservation Biology, Stanford University.