Climate Sensitive Investments, Follow Up

  On January 21, an Earth blog post brought to my attention the sustainability coalition, Ceres, consisting of some 130 partners (investors, businesses and public interest groups) which, among other things, oversees the Investor Network on Climate Risk (INCR), which chooses investments so as to avoid a negative impact on our climate.  (INCR collectively manages over 10 trillion dollars in […]

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Northwest Member Arrested at Moral Monday Protest

While participating in the weekly Georgia Moral Monday movement, Karen Regale, a member of Northwest UU Congregation, was arrested along with nine others.  Nearly 60 demonstrators had assembled at the Capitol protesting Gov. Deal’s decision not to expand Medicaid. Karen Reagle, also a lay minister emeritus of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Atlanta stated, “I believe in taking care of my […]

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Investing for Our Future

A top U.N. climate change official, Christiana Figueres, last week urged investors to accelerate the greening of their portfolios as a crucial step towards a low-carbon economy that can better cope with the threats of, and seize opportunities from, climate change. She called on investors to move out of high-carbon assets and into assets built on renewable energy, energy efficiency and more sustainable ways […]

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Personal Belonging

  Dear Friends, Brrr! Tuesday morning the temperature was 6 degrees. As I was gratefully staying warm with wooly socks and a steaming cup of tea, I read in paper about a community of men and women sleeping in tents under I-20 – and that many of them prefer this arrangement to being herded off to a shelter (as police […]

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Feliz Navidad

  Dear Friends, At our favorite Mexican restaurant last week, Gail and I enjoyed tacos, burritos . . . and Santa. As we were eating our dinner, we noticed him sitting near the front of the dining room fanning himself with a laminated menu (I can imagine that red suit and those boots were a tad too warm for our […]

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Rare Sightings

  Dear Friends, This week, the Sandy Springs City Council met to discuss the once-rare but now more frequent sightings of coyotes in this area. Representatives from the Georgia Department of Natural Resources were present to explain coyote behavior and safety precautions. Coyotes aren’t a new addition to the metro Atlanta suburbs, but they do seem out of place for […]

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Saying Grace

Dear Friends, On Thursday in this country, thousands of people will gather around various dining room tables in small and large groups for what has become America’s tradition of eating and expressing thanks. Thanksgiving holiday is, like many traditions we celebrate, grounded partly in fact and partly in myth. I imagine many of us learned that the first Thanksgiving occurred […]

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Creating a State of Clean Energy

  As the first congregation in Georgia to put solar panels on the roof and as a designated Green Sanctuary congregation, Northwest continues to be very interested in the spread of clean energy production. Many of us have wondered what happened as incentives for solar power seemed to disappear and were further shocked when Georgia Power requested a 45%-55% tax […]

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Getting Saved

  Dear Friends, I spent the day Monday fasting for a medical procedure. To take my mind off of my growling stomach, I joined Gail on the sofa to watch one of the many Superman movies that have been filmed over the years. This one was made in 2006 and had the same cast of characters I remembered – the […]

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Do It Your Way: A Personal Response to the Climate Crisis

  It’s been recognized for decades that the traditional plant-based diets of populations around the world are the healthiest and that the industrialized production and delivery of animal products are not sustainable with 7 billion people on the planet now (and 200,000 added daily). While we haven’t been able to stop cutting down the rain forests for meat production, perhaps we can […]

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