The Realities of Climate Change

One of the recent webinars EarthConnection hosted was entitled “The Realities of Climate Change (and how to respond to climate change deniers)”. Because this topic is so important and not everyone had the opportunity to view the webinar, I am going to use this blog to present some of the

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Earth Day Celebrates 50 Years

The publication of Silent Spring by Rachel Carson in 1962 brought into the open the true cost of the Industrial Revolution on Planet Earth. The book sold more than 500,000 copies in 24 countries and raised public awareness internationally of the interconnectedness between pollution and the health of animals, plants

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Around the Landscape

In recent years the landscaping around the front of EarthConnection (EC) has consisted of those native wild flower plants we planted, e.g., Purple Cone Flower, Black-eyed Susan, Daylilies, Bee Balm, and Wild Bergamot. Then there are the ones who planted themselves, for example, New England Aster, Common Milkweed, Common Yarrow,

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Make a Difference

The events of the past year throughout the world, floods, droughts, historically high temperatures, hurricanes and cyclones, melting glaciers and more, are increasing in frequency and intensity. They are a wake-up call from the planet which we can no longer afford to ignore. Climate change is here and now, not

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In Between Stories

The challenge for us today is to recognize, as Pope Francis tells us multiple times in Laudato Si’, that everything is connected. Nothing in the universe is extraneous, nothing is inconsequential. It is all connected in a tapestry God has created and continually creates. We are part of this new

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Make a difference

The Canadian Boreal is the largest intact forest remaining on Earth, but this forest is under constant threat from industry. Every minute 7 NHL hockey rinks are clear cut for pulp. This intensive logging destroys landscapes that have sustained indigenous communities for generations and contributes to loss of habitat for

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