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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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.


Arresting development: The faith community should slow urban sprawl

By Meghan Murphy-Gill| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
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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Article Environment Ethic of Life

Care for all human life begins with protecting our planet.


What the earth needs now is an ethic of life

By John E. Phelan| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
Article Environment Ethic of Life

Care for all human life begins with protecting our planet.


The secret death of bees: Lessons about respecting creation

By Bryan Cones| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
Article Environment Ethic of Life Spirituality
Unlike today’s humans, bees rock at living in harmony with creation.

The secret death of bees: Lessons about respecting creation

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Article Environment Ethic of Life Spirituality
Unlike today’s humans, bees rock at living in harmony with creation.

Can a global pact control the world's lethal weapons trade?

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Article Environment Social Justice

Perhaps only the global drug trade has been less scrutinized than the $70 billion annual market in conventional weapons. The world community took a significant step toward changing that situation in April when it approved the historic global Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) that will for the first time attempt to set limits on arms transfers between states and non-state actors.


Can a global pact control the world's lethal weapons trade?

By Kevin Clarke| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
Article Environment Social Justice

Perhaps only the global drug trade has been less scrutinized than the $70 billion annual market in conventional weapons. The world community took a significant step toward changing that situation in April when it approved the historic global Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) that will for the first time attempt to set limits on arms transfers between states and non-state actors.


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