Ask the Beasts, Darwin and the God of Love by Elizabeth Johnson (New York: Bloomsbury, 2014)
This month we are featuring a comprehensive review by John Haught from The Christian Century 131.9 (2014): 32+. Academic OneFile. Web. 22 June 2014.
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Disruption: Climate Change
350.org have released this new film in anticipation of the People's Climate March occurring in New York City on September 21st during the U.N. Climate Meeting. You can watch it by following links from this site: http://us4.campaign-archive2.com/?u=88e1f9157b8a1070712b4dd12&id=0a48a67d69&e=904b3ce6c8
Time for a change?
These next few months are a critical time in the development of Aussie clean energy. If the energy retailers don’t change their anti-renewable stances, it might be time to consider an alternative. The Total Environment Centre and Greenpeace have just released a Green Electricity Guide to help you choose: http://www.greenpeace.org/australia/en/what-we-do/climate/The-Green-Electricity-Guide
Australian Christians least concerned about the environment
A new report from the Christian research association shows that Christians have the least concern about environmental issues. Those from non-Christian religions and those who said they had no religion were the most concerned about the environment. However, while overall the level of environmental concern amongst Christians was lower, levels of concern varied slightly between denominations. There was no significant difference between the environmental concern of non-church attenders and those who attended religious services occasionally or frequently.
From the Climate Council
The Climate Council has recently released reports on the effects of coal on health, and the impact of climate change on coastal flooding. You can catch up with them in brief or in full at these sites: http://www.climatecouncil.org.au/health-effects-of-coal AND http://www.climatecouncil.org.au/coastalflooding
Plumwood Mountain is an Australian Journal of Ecopoetry and Ecopoetics. The August 2014 issue of Plumwood Mountain includes twenty-four new poems, an article on environmental empathy by Amy Brown, words and images from Kit Kelen, a photo essay by Natasha Fijn, and new book reviews.
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 suggestions: http://www.homeadvisor.com/article.show.Environmental-Home-Remodeling-Recycling-and-Composting.17357.html Thanks to a group of our readers for this link.
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