Get Thee to a Nunnery!

Monastic life may be the greenest around. Gethsemani Abbey recently wrapped up its third Buddhist/Catholic summit; the theme this time was “Monasticism and the Environment.” “Forty Buddhists and Catholics, most of them monastic men and women, gathered at this renowned Trappist abbey to reflect on and share with one another the environmental wisdom to be […]

Happy World Environment Day!

World Environment Day (WED), which I’ve never heard of either, began in 1972, two years after the birth of Earth Day. It’s sponsored by the UN, and hosted by a different city every year. This year, it’s Wellington, New Zealand, a country that’s pledged a carbon-neutral future.