So far this year, Louisville has had a record number of Air Quality Alert days, when levels of ozone were dangerously high. But in recent years, the city has made progress in controlling air pollution. The state of Louisville’s air and upcoming regulations will be the subject of a panel discussion today.
Activists in the United States have been protesting the development of the Keystone XL pipeline, which would transport oil from Canada’s tar sands to the Gulf of Mexico and exacerbate climate change. But for many First Nations tribes of Canada, the tar sands have already destroyed traditional ways of life. WFPL’s Erica Peterson spoke with… Continue reading Canadian First Nations Elder Brings Message of Tar Sands Destruction to Louisville
Writer and environmental activist Bill McKibben says it’s not too late to reverse the effects of climate change. McKibben made the comments in a speech to the Louisville Rotary Club today as part of the Festival of Faiths. McKibben has been in the news most recently for leading a movement opposing the Keystone XL pipeline,… Continue reading Activist McKibben Discusses Climate Change, Keystone XL Pipeline in Louisville
Arjia Rinpoche, who is also a representative of the Dalai Lama, has been discussing the Buddhist perspective on stewardship of the earth, to coincide with the festival’s theme, “Sacred Soil as the Foundation of Life.”
The event runs through November 9 and will be held at the Henry Clay Building. Many of the activities are free and open to the public.
The 15th annual Festival of Faiths is not until November, but its organizer, the Center for Interfaith Relations, is holding a kick off event for this year’s festival tomorrow. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer has more. The theme for this year’s Festival of Faiths is soil. And during the kick-off organizers will announce the lineup of prominent… Continue reading Festival of Faiths to Hold Kickoff; Announce Speakers
Members of the International Council of Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers on their work & wisdom. Listen to the Show
This year’s Festival of Faiths is underway in Louisville and it’s exploring the subject of water. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer has more. Now in its 14th year, the festival features exhibits, lectures and art that link diverse faiths and community-based organizations under themes. The title of this year’s festival is “Sacred Water: Sustaining Life.” Mark Steiner… Continue reading Annual Festival of Faiths Focuses on Water