How college campuses are going 'green'

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At many Catholic colleges, an environmental revolution is under way: Out with the ubiquitous plastic water bottles, the reams of wasted paper, the showers that use a flood of water! In with being eco-friendly! And leading the way are the students themselves.

How will climate change affect the next generation?

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So-called “cheap” energy sources will have a high cost for future generations.

We have been told that we live in a threshold age of energy production, an era when industrialized nations are poised to migrate from the combustion of fossil fuels to a solar- and wind-powered, renewable energy future. That has been the political assurance of the Obama administration and the appealing scenarios served up by energy futurists, even from the marketing departments of the large oil and gas corporations which today call the tune on energy policy.


Slideshow: Going green at college campuses

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When it comes to church teaching on stewardship of the earth and care for God’s creation, students at Catholic colleges and universities around the country are getting more than just a classroom education. New initiatives—many led by the students themselves—are taking these teachings out of the lecture hall and applying them from dorm rooms to dining halls, implementing new sustainability efforts to reduce their collective carbon footprint.


Let it rain: Marymount University puts an eco-friendly spin on gardening

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Students at Marymount University in Arlington, Virginia worked together to construct a rain garden outside of their library. The idea took root to help reduce pollution levels in water runoff and to improve water quality on campus. Learn more in this short film about the benefits—both environmental and educational—of their unique garden.


Arresting development: The faith community should slow urban sprawl

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Editors' note: Sounding Board is one person’s take on a many-sided subject and does not necessarily reflect the opinions of U.S. Catholic, its editors, or the Claretians.


Arresting development: The faith community should slow urban sprawl

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Article Environment Social Justice

Editors' note: Sounding Board is one person’s take on a many-sided subject and does not necessarily reflect the opinions of U.S. Catholic, its editors, or the Claretians.


What the earth needs now is an ethic of life

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Care for all human life begins with protecting our planet.


What the earth needs now is an ethic of life

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Article Environment Ethic of Life

Care for all human life begins with protecting our planet.


The secret death of bees: Lessons about respecting creation

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Unlike today’s humans, bees rock at living in harmony with creation.

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