Resources, Reviews...


Book Review: Sacred Universe by Thomas Berry

This month there is no attached book review, but rather a link to a comprehensive review  by Christiana Peppard which first appeared in Commonweal, 29 January, 2009.  There is continuing interest in the works of Thomas Berry, triggered in part by the hundredth anniverary of his birth in 2014.  

Are you reading something that you would like to review for the Earth Link newsletter and website?  Please be in touch.

Resources

Lenten Resources 2015

Once again Terri McKenzie has prepared seasonal resources for reflection.  You can download the resource here:https://ecospiritualityresources.files.wordpress.com/2012/05/creation-covenant1.pdf

More Lenten resources

·        Links to CLRI (NSW), Columbans and Ignatian Solidarity network: http://catholicreligiousaustralia.org.au/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=1621:daily-lenten-resources-on-caring-for-creation&Itemid=577

·        From the World Council of Churches: http://www.oikoumene.org/en/press-centre/events/seven-weeks-for-water

·        "Finding Light in Darkness" from Uniting World: http://www.lentevent.com/wp-content/uploads/Lent-Event_Bible_Study_2014.pdf

Coal and Gas Mission Guide

Uniting Church Ministry has produced this study guide for Congregations who are seeking to understand and respond to the significant increase in mining projects in NSW in recent years.  Download the resource at  https://www.dropbox.com/s/qswvnzxaec38m2o/Coal%20and%20Gas%20Guide%20low%20res.pdf?dl=0

New report from the Climate Council

New ground-breaking scientific research in 2014 can now tell us just how much of an influence climate change has on a single heatwave or heat records.  Check out this new report.: http://www.climatecouncil.org.au/quantifying-extreme-heat

World Water Day, 22 March

The 2015 World Water Day website takes the visitor on a journey to learn about water and sustainable development - the theme of 2015 -  and get ideas and resources to join the global celebrations on 22 March. Go to http://www.unwater.org/worldwaterday/about/en/

Sustainable Living

Recycling Tips

These sites will facilitate your recycling: www.freecycle.org and  www.swapshuffleshare.com

Links for Recycling

Check out this site for useful info and strategies: http://recyclereducereuse.org/index.html 

Although this site is from the USA it contains many helfpul suggestionshttp://www.homeadvisor.com/article.show.Environmental-Home-Remodeling-Recycling-and-Composting.17357.html   Thanks to a group of our readers for this link.

Thanks to a reader of our website for this link to info about composting: http://www.syntheticgrasswarehouse.com/composting-grass-table-scraps/   There may be adjustments that need to be made for our climate and conditions as the site is from New York.

Ethical Consumption

The Ethical Consumer Group provides you with guides for sustainable shopping and more: http://www.ethical.org.au/

Purchase ecobins for home or work

You can purchase bins online at http://www.ecobinonline.com.au/products/Combo-Pack-1.html

Sustainable Seafood App

This app is a guide to purchasing seafood wisely: http://www.sustainableseafood.org.au/pages/download-the-free-app.html