Tag Archives: Climate Change

Sustainability: Tell the EPA Americans Want Industrial Carbon Protectors

Sierra Club For the first time ever, our government is on the verge of proposing federal limits on industrial carbon pollution. Not only is carbon pollution linked to climate disruption, but also to significant health hazards like the smog that triggers asthma attacks. Right now, 158 million Americans live in counties with unacceptable air pollution levels. By showing [...]

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Sustainability: Protect Giant Sequoia National Monument

Sierra Club Giant Sequoia National Monument is home to half of all the giant sequoia trees left in the world. It serves as a vital wildlife habitat and is a source of enjoyment and recreation for thousands of visitors each year. Giant sequoia trees are amongst the largest and oldest living things on earth but, [...]

Green Bag Lunch: “Making a Habit to Use Water Wisely”

“Making a Habit to Use Water Wisely” -a Green Bag Lunch and Learn sponsored by the Creighton Sustainability Council Thursday, March 22nd, 12:30-1:30 pm Center for Service and Justice (Harper Center 2067) The Creighton University Sustainability Council’s Green Bag Lunch and Learn Series presents: “Making a Habit to Use Water Wisely”. This lunch features a [...]


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Sustainability: Protect Bryce Canyon National Park!

Sierra Club Alton Coal and the City of Los Angeles are threatening Bryce Canyon National Park. They’ve proposed building a 3,500 acre coal strip mine right next to the park to extract coal to power L.A. If built, the mine would turn southern Utah into an industrial zone – jeopardizing the park, tourism and the [...]

Greening of the Papacy

Greening of the Papacy Spring 2012 Kripke Symposium February 16, 8:00 – 5:15 p.m. February 17, 8:30 – 5:00 p.m. Harper Center (Room 3029) Since the pontificate of John Paul II, official papal documents have displayed a steadily increasing awareness of environmental issues. This trend has continued in the writings of Pope Benedict XVI. Indeed, [...]



Whatever happened to…

The Obama administration announced that it would deny a federal permit for the Keystone XL tar sands oil pipeline, which would run 1,700 miles across six U.S. states and bring toxic, highly corrosive tar sands crude from Alberta, Canada, to refineries and ports in Texas. The president stood up to Big Oil, backed by the [...]

To Feed the Bird, First Feed the Bugs…

This article talks about how planting exotic plants, though pretty and seemingly beneficial, can really starve (literally) biodiversity–birds, butterflies and other insects, etc. Its based on this book “Bringing Nature Home”–but makes me wonder what kind of plants we’ve planted at our house, and if they promote biodiversity or not. Its funny cause we (my [...]

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Sustainability: Join in the Quest to Seek Climate Justice

National Catholic Rural Life Conference Later this month, the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Durban, South Africa, will have the opportunity to make a commitment to action and take a prudent course in response to climate change. Scientific reports continue to raise the urgency for reducing greenhouse gas emissions from our use of fossil fuels if [...]

Sustainability – Keystone Pipeline Petition

The CCSJ advocacy team has been working to petition against the building of the Keystone XL pipeline. We have gathered 243 signatures in support of stopping the construction of the pipeline and supporting green energy initiatives. This past Tuesday, three members of the Advocacy team delivered the signatures to the State Department. As a group [...]




Mini Teach-In: Toward Sustainability with Alternative Forms of Energy Presented by: Nebraska Sierra Student Coalition (SSC) Come learn about Global Warming/Climate Change, fossil fuels and alternative forms of energy.  Meet with students from your college to brainstorm on energy and sustainability practices.  Meet with students from other schools to form city-wide committees to address climate [...]