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Climate Justice

Earth Day Homily – April 19, 2020

Recently I read a story in the Christian Century magazine about something that happened in September at Union Theological Seminary in New York City. It was included in a book review by Isaac S. Villegas of Mari Joerstad’s book The Hebrew Bible and Environmental Ethics: Humans, Nonhumans, and the Living Landscape. It seems that students at Union held a worship service in the chapel and decided to invite, as their special guests, some potted plants. The plants were not mere chancel decorations...

Opt Up: Watertown Electricity Choice

With encouragement from The Green Sanctuary Committee, First Parish Watertown and the First Parish parsonage recently joined households and businesses in Watertown in opting up to 100 percent locally sourced renewable energy for their electricity. In the fall of 2019 Watertown residents with Eversource accounts began to receive 51 percent of their electricity from renewable sources. Watertown joined over 140 other Massachusetts communities engaged in electricity aggregation to provide energy...

“An Uncertain Climate” by Rev. Wendy L. Bell – September 22, 2019

On Friday, 4 million people in 140 countries took to the streets to participate in the Global Climate Strike, making it the largest climate protest in history. • 400,000 people across Australia • 1.4 million in Germany, including 270,000 in Berlin alone • 100,000 in London • 250,000 in NYC • 40,000 in San Francisco All of them gathering force before the United Nations Climate Action Summit which begins tomorrow. All led by youth, and inspired by 16-year old Greta Thunberg Greta started...

February 2023