survey of the environmental inclinations of President Bush's
appointees/nominees is available here.
the visionary U.S. National Council of Churches
In an era where the EPA is having difficulty complying with its
mandate, it is more than just
heartening to see the U.S. NCC more
than willing to do what it takes to make our earth greener, cleaner,
more energy-efficient and safer. And they have their own Biblical
(and correct) reasons why this is what true people of faith must persevere to
do. In a world where extremists routinely hijack religion and
transform it to suit their own ends, it is not only a breath of fresh
air but actually inspiring to see such commendable leadership from
some of the nation's leaders of Christianity. They are showing what
Faith should really mean.
Now, juxtapose that
with the so-called "Christian Coalition" and their
persevere to show, among other things, how they believe Jesus
Christ's leading principles were to cut taxes, reduce government and
to "get liberals out". (Not
that the Party they support actually reduces Government size.)
- the U.S. office supplies giant is going greener
Staples will phase out usage of paper made from trees in endangered
forests and will aim for an average of 30% recycled content in all the
paper products it sells. This was thanks to what was dubbed "The
Paper Campaign" by a number of environmental groups. At the same
time, we thank Staples for taking a step in the right direction and
setting a good example for its peers.
of earth's land surface used by human beings
More sobering facts in this peer-reviewed
Journal article in Bioscience, which presents the remarkable map
of the human footprint on earth.
restrictions to be imposed on West Coast fishing
This should help in ensuring that major fish populations are not
driven to near complete extermination due to over-fishing in the West
in large ranches not as detrimental as once thought
giant (STM) reporting benefits of going "greener"
We expect to report more on companies going
"greener" in the months to come.