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Integral Ecology | Fri, Aug 7, 2015

Center's Community of Creative Voices Offers New Resource: "Wisdom of Water"

Dianna Ortiz, OSU, editor of the Center's Community of Creative Voices welcomes Sister Larraine Lauter's educational resource, a testimony of her experiences in Central America as co-founder of Water with Blessings. Sr Larraine's reflection includes guidance on teaching the necessity and joy of clean water to which she refers as "Sister Water." The full story is available through the Center's Education for Justice Project subscription, which provides access to this resource and many social justice interactive tools, prayer, and images. Photo credit: Water With Blessings

 

Integral Ecology | Sat, May 10, 2014

Celebrating Earth Day with Reports of Energy Savings Through Wind Power

What better day than Earth Day to celebrate our energy savings? The Center of Concern is proud to share news of its environmental stewardship. We procure our energy through Washington Gas Energy Services' Green-e Energy, a certified wind power source from regional wind farms. Wind power is the world's fastest growing energy resource. Photo/CC/Flickr/Attribution/"Wind Turbines and Mt. Hood" by lamoix.

 

 

Integral Ecology | Tue, Apr 8, 2014

Integral Ecology Project Recognizes Mandela's Interests in Sustainability

The Integral Ecology Project expresses deep respect for the work of Nelson Mandela to improve the sustainability of South Africa through his legislative accomplishments. Under his presidency, South Africans experienced major changes in the quality of their lives as millions accessed telephone lines, the electricity grid, and clean sources of water. He worked for employment equity, workers' rights, and the rights of labor tenants who lived and worked on farms. Photo/CC/Darling Wind Farm/Warren Rohner 

Integral Ecology | Thu, Nov 21, 2013

Center President Myers Advocates for Integrated Approach to Sustainability and Ecology

President of the Center of Concern Dr. Lester Myers speaks to the McLean, VA PAX community on the importance of  principled leadership for sustainability. Myers says, "Sustainability requires a systematic and holistic approach that matches the scope for the types of capital at stake: (1) human capital: respect for the dignity of work, including education, health care, opportunities for participation, and work-life balance; (2) ecological capital: respect for the environment, including practices for appraising, engaging, and enhancing natural resources; and (3) financial capital: to foster quality growth and provide resources for long-term economic, political, and social stability." 

Kenneth Melley, member of the Center's board of directors, attended the presentation. 
 

Center of Concern | Tue, Nov 12, 2013

In Wake of Typhoon Haiyan, Center Offers Prayer and Asks for Support to Relief Workers

Center's Director Eduction for Justice Project Pat Finan offers a prayer of compassion for those affected by Typhoon Haiyan and those emergency workers arriving on site in the Philippines. Please add your support to first responders: Catholic Relief Services <www.crs.org> or American Red Cross <www.redcross.org> or World Vision <www.worldvision.org> Photo courtesy of WFP/Praveen Agrawal. Follow story updates at World Vision Responding to Haiyan Devastation in the Philippines

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