Posts Tagged ‘earth spirituality’

Bees can’t smell the roses

Posted May 6th, 2008 in Featured Comments Off on Bees can’t smell the roses

You’ve heard about the crisis of the bees — bee colony collapse, the mysterious disappearance of millions of bees necessary for the pollination of flowers — for the food we eat, for the gardens we plant. The pollination of crops by bees is responsible for a third of the food produced in the US. So says England’s BBC.

No one cause has been found, rather bunches of possible causes, from global warming to the widespread use of pesticides in industrial agriculture to development that has interfered with their migration patterns to overuse of industrial bees, and more. All of these may be factors. But a new study shows that one major contributor is — air pollution.

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There’ll be a change in the weather…2

Posted May 2nd, 2008 in Blog Comments Off on There’ll be a change in the weather…2

Fostering Ecological Hope Today from Margaret Swedish: Even Brian Williams on NBC Nightly News tonight called this weather day “freakish.” Can we believe the destruction and chaos across so much of the country — tornados ripping up communities, deluges of rain falling from the sky — except in South Dakota, parts of which are being […]

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We’re up against it now – the moral quandary

Posted April 30th, 2008 in Blog 1 Comment

Fostering Ecological Hope Today from Margaret Swedish: The current ecological problems are essentially witnesses for the prosecution, testifying that we have violated the laws of life… The verdict is simple: we have mismanaged the ‘domain’ entrusted to us. Commission for Social Affairs, Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops Our Relationship with the Environment: the Need for […]

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Moral leadership

Posted April 28th, 2008 in Blog Comments Off on Moral leadership

Fostering Ecological Hope Today from Margaret Swedish: Just back from Ontario where I gave two addresses last Thursday in Waterdown as part of their Earth Day celebrations. I was invited by the School Sisters of Notre Dame, Canadian Provinceand the events took place at their Motherhouse. Outreach for the event went throughout the community, including […]

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