Les Miserables and Climate Change

by Alexei Laushkin “And he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up. And as was his custom, he went to the synagogue on the Sabbath day, and he stood up to read. And the scroll of the prophet Isaiah was given to him. He unrolled the scroll and found the place where it was written,“The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim liberty to the captives and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at lib … [Read more...]

EEN Supports Extreme Weather Resiliency Act

As part of our soon to be released All American Plan for Protecting Our Children's Future, The Evangelical Environment Network strongly supports the THE STRONG ACT OF 2012: STRENGTHENING THE RESILIENCY OF OUR NATION ON THE GROUND introduced by Senators John Kerry (D-MA), Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ), and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY). Extreme weather events such as Superstorm Sandy and the 2012 summer drought will only continue in frequency in coming years the cost of which will be disproportionate on … [Read more...]

Utter Stillness Rules These Woods

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By Matthew BrownLike Frost’s snowy evening, only quieter. The horses under my hood will never question stopping here now, nor in these anonymous times would I have any idea whose woods these are or where his house is, if I did not know these woods were set aside.Utter stillness rules these woods; the silence is solid; darkness wells up in me as joy.  There is not a twig in motion.  Ragged bare battered tops of trees take their rest in a glow of night.  The only movement is … [Read more...]

Why I Support Wind Energy

by Alexei LaushkinNearly one in six people in of the United States live in an area with unhealthful short-term levels of particle pollution. One in six. I was one of those one in six, growing up with moderate to severe asthma. I was hospitalized several times. My health was poor throughout my childhood and didn’t really show full significant improvement until after college.It’s something I learned to deal with, not to focus on. Yet the truth is I grew up in a part of the country with sev … [Read more...]

Evangelicals Weigh In on Wind Energy

WASHINGTON, DC – Evangelicals from across the country are urging that Congress extend the Renewable Energy Tax Production Credit (aka “Wind Tax Credit”) during the fiscal cliff negotiations.  In a press call earlier today, evangelical leaders from the Good Steward Campaign and Evangelical Environmental Network outlined a national grassroots and media campaign to mobilize Christians on this issue.  The call featured Rev. Mitch Hescox, President & CEO of the Evangelical Environmental Network, R … [Read more...]

Christmas Seals & Potential

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by Gary BergelEmily Bissell introduced the Christmas Seal in the United States on this day in Delaware in 1907. Her cousin, a doctor working at an open-air sanatorium, enlisted Emily in the growing fight against tuberculosis (TB). The small sanatorium was in danger of closing for lack of funds.Emily had read about the sale of Christmas Seals in Denmark in 1904, an idea conceived by Danish postal worker Einar Holboll to help raise money for children with tuberculosis. She decided to try … [Read more...]

Physical Cliffs

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by Kristen HayesI volunteered for Pennsylvania State Representative Rick Mirabito's re-election campaign this year and while making calls I heard a few people refer to themselves as Physical Conservatives and the impending Physical Cliff that we are all about to go over. I understood that they meant Fiscal Conservative and Fiscal Cliff, but it made me think about the environmental issues impacting our children's health, specifically in Pennsylvania. Our children are heading over a Physical c … [Read more...]


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