Nature Corner – October 2023

September 27, 2023

By: Jo Doumbia The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA)  You may have heard that this past August completed a year since the enactment of the IRA, the most significant climate legislation ever to become law. In addition to benefiting people, it also protects nature. Not comprehensive, below, there is a list of key aspects covered by…

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Faith in Action

August 28, 2023

Nourishing Our Own Resilience in the Face of Climate Anxiety By: Kris Rosenthal  Do you sometimes feel whipsawed, as I do, between gratitude for good events, such as the Held vs Montana ruling that the youth won, and anniversary of the Inflation Reduction Act funding for the climate, and anger, sorrow or anxiety while breathing…

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Nature Corner – September 2023

August 28, 2023

CLIMATE CHANGE and MEby Jo Doumbia Can you believe that what we are experiencing and reading refers to the fact that we’ve just lived through the hottest two months in human history, that ocean water off the coast of South Florida is now as warm as your hot tub, and that winter temperatures in South…

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Faith in Action

July 26, 2023

Faith in Action By: Kris Rosenthal  This is the coolest decade our children may ever experience. That’s a startling and immediate idea, isn’t it? A heat dome has squashed the south of the US for over a month, with no end in sight. Around the globe, this summer is bringing deadly heat. Despite our creation…

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Nature Corner – August 2023

July 25, 2023

OUR GARDENS AND CLIMATE CHANGE By: Jo Dumbia  FOR MILLIONS OF US, gardening is much more than a hobby—it is a passion.Whether it is with a few potted plants on the balcony or acres of flowers, fruit trees, and water features, the garden provides solace and is a place to connect with nature and enjoy…

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Nature Corner – July 2023

June 27, 2023

Our Connection with Nature By: Jo Dumbia  It been established by nature lovers, naturalists, biodiversity specialists, and scientists that one of the root causes of the environmental crises is the lack of a close relationship with nature and that the relationship drives our behavior towards the natural world. For a long time, corporations have been…

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Faith in Action

June 25, 2023

Faith in Action By: Kris Rosenthal  What gives YOU hope? Or the courage to face down Business as Usual to heal the planet and our civilization, while we hear daily about the threats to on-going survival? Maybe as I sometimes do, you ping-pong between despair and commitment, between avoidance and anger or distraction. How can…

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Nature Corner – June 2023

May 29, 2023

Nature and Us as Nature Stewards By: Jo Dumbia  As the danger of the climate crisis grows, our natural spaces are shrinking. For instance, in December 2022, in the Mexican Oyamel fir forest where the monarch butterflies hibernate for the winter, they occupied 2.21 hectares, compared to 2.84 hectares at the same time in 2021,…

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Nature Corner – May 2023

April 25, 2023

Spring in the Garden !! By: Jo Doumbia  As our weather warms up, we gardeners start looking outside to see what we can do to prepare for spring. Garden clean-up is one of those tasks that we often set about doing; but what is garden clean-up, and should we really be removing dead stems, dead…

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Faith in Action

April 25, 2023

Faith in Action By: Kristin Rosenthal Spring is the time of emergence and restoration, of life flourishing and flowering, a time of celebration and gathering. I’ve had the great privilege of attending a Ramadan service and feast, Iftar, with the McLean Islamic Center, and a Shabbat Service at Temple Rodef Shalom in the past few…

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