Northwest Earth Leaders Join GIPL for Dr. Tucker Lecture

At a lecture and luncheon sponsored by Georgia Interfaith Power and Light (GIPL), Northwest members Tom and Linda Couch and Dave Zenner joined 75 of our climate partners from GIPL and other secular and faith communities to hear an inspiring message about environment and social justice from Dr Mary Evelyn Tucker, Yale environmental and religious scholar.  Dr. Tucker’s message addressed […]

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Northwest UUC’s Earth Ministry Takes Action with Citizen’s Climate Lobby to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Image of the Earth with the US Capitol in the foreground. Logo for Citizen’s Climate Lobby Political Will for a Livable World

On June 11, 2015, Keith and Marcia Kreycik joined the North Atlanta Chapter of Citizen’s Climate Lobby (CCL) to plan joint action in support of reducing greenhouse gases. CCL, a multi-denominational non-profit, non-partisan, grassroots advocacy organization will lobby the US Congress on June 22 to introduce and support legislation that will result in reduced carbon emissions via a carbon fee and […]

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Renewable Energy Is Good for the GDP

Paul Krugman just dropped a bombshell in The New York Times! He was reading two new reports on the economics of fighting climate change: a big study by a blue-ribbon international group, the New Climate Economy Project, and a working paper from the International Monetary Fund. He noted, “Both claim that strong measures to limit carbon emissions would have hardly any negative effect on economic growth, […]

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Bioavailability and the World’s Carbon Footprint

There is very interesting thinking on our world community excerpted below from the  Global Footprint Network that holds that nations which have been early adopters of dealing with limited resources will be able to handle the challenges ahead much better than those countries who drag their feet. Each community will have to do the “green thing” for its own survival. And, those that […]

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Good News on Solar Energy

A video recently put out by the Sierra Club (Get the facts about solar energy!) offered some startling statistics. Did you know . . . The price of solar energy has dropped to below 5 cents per kilowatt hour? Cost wise, solar power now beats all forms of competition: oil, nuclear, gas, and coal. Apple built the largest privately owned solar […]

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Senators Speak on Climate Change

Starting at 5:30 pm Monday, March 10, 2014, more than two dozen U.S. senators took to the floor of the Senate to spend the night talking about the benefits of taking action against climate change and the risks of doing nothing. “There is no Republican destiny or Democratic destiny, no white or black destiny, no poor or rich destiny on this. […]

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A Biofuel That’s Good for the Air and Water NOW

We continue to be excited with the environmental possibilities of Algenol, a new biofuel made from algae. Four important aspects include: Algae grows in saltwater inside “DIRECT TO ETHANOL® photobioreactors using no freshwater, and valuable freshwater is a co-product. The “DIRECT TO ETHANOL® technology uses marginal land, such as low-cost, non-arable land or desert land and will not compete with food crops. […]

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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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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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