Tag Archives: Climate Change

Green Bag Lunch on Climate Refugees

“Climate Refugees: A Humanitarian Cause”, a Green Bag Lunch and Learn sponsored by the Creighton Sustainability Council. Wednesday, April 18th, 12:30-1:30 pm Creighton University (Harper Center, Room 2060) In celebration of EARTH DAY, the Creighton University Sustainability Council’s Green Bag Lunch and Learn Series presents: “Climate Refugees: A Humanitarian Cause”. This lunch features two student [...]

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Sustainability: Tell President Obama We Need Clean Energy, Not Tar Sands Oil

Last week, President Obama announced plans to fast-track the southern portion of the dirty Keystone XL tar sands pipeline, from Cushing, Oklahoma to Port Arthur, Texas. This wrongheaded decision to send the world’s dirtiest oil through America will do nothing to lower gas prices, and only helps the richest oil companies get richer. President Obama [...]

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 [...]



United Nations World Water Day

International World Water Day is held annually on March 22nd as a means of focusing attention on the importance of freshwater and advocating for the sustainable management of freshwater resources. Each year, World Water Day highlights a specific aspect of freshwater. This year’s theme is “Water and Food Security”. Find out more information about food [...]

Peace: Help President Mohamed Nasheed!

350.org President Mohamed Nasheed of the Maldives has been one of 350.org’s strongest allies, and friends, for many years. As the first democratically elected leader of the small island nation, he has been a tireless voice for climate action and strong advocate for getting us back to 350 ppm. “For us, this is a matter [...]

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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, [...]



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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 [...]