Category Earthcare

We Are The Environment

I ran across this poster (get your own from the Environmental Advocates of NY). I browsed on, but kept coming back to it. It resonates with me. Why? Just curious: How does this four-word statement strike you?Is this New-Age tree-huggery?…

Virginia Uranium: NIMBY

It seemed for a while that once again, politico-corporate greed would take precedent over Virginia citizenry’s need, and that Big Uranium would indeed leach its way into Virginia’s ecology. Not so fast (and no great surprise): there’s been a lot…

No Substitute for P

No, this will not be another bit about the joys of garden anointments from full bladders. This particular P also does not grow on a vine in said garden. This one is, however, the reason why we will have a…

The Least of These

The white-nosed bats and the honey bees. That both these earth-economy essential creatures should be threatened in a serious way should be improbable details you’d come across only in dystopian fiction. The storyline of such a novel is predicated on…

Back Into the Natural Order

Earth Day will feature a panel discussion, each participant offered the opportunity before that to deliver a 5 – 7 minute message. Mine I’ve entitled Back Into the Natural Order, since my talk was titled for me as “Getting Back…

Mother Earth: So Many Mouths to Feed

The new documentary, Mother: Caring for Seven Billion, will be free to view online from Earth Day through the month of May. More details are found in the press release, which I’ve duplicated here. I plan to watch, because I am…

Floyd, Down to Earth

We’re a week from Earth Day 2013, this year offered from the Floyd EcoVillage center for the first time. I’ll be leading a “nature walk” and maybe sitting on a panel discussion of Floyd County’s general ecology and environment. Towards…

To Pee or Not to Pee

I am remembering now why the coming of warmer, longer, greener days is so disruptive to what has passed for winter-normal especially-morning cycles of attention and energy. With the first days in the 70s, one realizes that they are swimming once…

There’s No Tomorrow

Well, there likely will be more than a few of them. But our children’s children’s tomorrows will be, in many ways, unrecognizable from today.  And we’re better off letting that fact into our realities than living with self-deluded beliefs that…

Floyd Earth Day April 20

Floyd’s Earth Day event will happen three weeks from today. You can click the image here and get a larger version that shows what’s happening. Though I was not involved this year with the planning, I was asked to write…

Food and Faith

I won’t have time this morning to elaborate much on this notion of how the Christian faith intersects the issues of food and farming and the future. While there are those who hold the notion that the church has no…

The Last Monarch

At the end of the first week in March, we’d lived through “meteorological winter”. But the day was warm, only a little, where we could shelter a bit from the winds and bask in the weak white sun that barely…

Karst

The word has the harsh consonant sounds of a Slovic swear word. But it’s appropriate in mixed company. (Isn’t this an antiquated phrase, considering what is deemed appropriate–or at least uncensored– in any company at any time and any medium?…