BREAKING: Ireland will go down in history as the first country in the world to completely divest from fossil fuels. Now, that's a bold vision! - the Leap.org What is Canada's vision?
Mural of St Francis, St. Francis Parish, Seffner, Florida, United States.
Pope Francis’ long-anticipated 2015 encyclical Laudato Si’ has not disappointed its readers, receiving a broad and enthusiastic welcome in a rare phenomenon for a magisterial document of the church.
The encyclical has aroused great interest from the time of its publication and this has continued. Indeed, Pope Francis’ encyclical has become the subject of many studies, conferences and new publications, illustrating its richness....
....Historically, Christianity contributed to making a place for the human being at the heart of the pagan cultures of antiquity. It achieved this via the concepts of the human person and consciousness.
Thus, the rational and political western concept of this subject has progressively taken over, obscuring the link to the cosmos and its symbolism, which became suspect and associated with witchcraft, paganism and various heresies.
It was as if the church and Western culture from the end of the Middle Ages and the Modern Era had abandoned the cosmos.
The summit of this movement can be found in the invention of an exclusive, atheistic humanism of the 19th century, where humans were re-conceived in the place of God as dominating the world by their intelligence and their machines. READ MORE...
Please share how your fraternity or Region has studied and used Laudato Si'.
Emily Chung · CBC News · Posted: Jun 04, 2018
Reduce, Reuse and Rethink is a CBC News series about recycling. We're exploring why our communities are at a turning point and exploring ways to recycle better. You can be part of the conversation by joining our Facebook group.
The Canadian plastics industry aims to make all plastic packaging recyclable or "recoverable" by 2030, and actually entirely diverted from landfills by 2040.
At the same time, environmental groups say they want to eliminate litter from single-use plastics like bags and cutlery by 2025.
The Canadian Plastics Industry Association and the Chemistry Industry Association of Canada announced Monday that they aim to make 100 per cent of plastic packaging recyclable or "recoverable" — divertable from landfills for use in products like chemical feedstocks, fuel and lubricants — by 2030.
The same day, a group of 33 environmental and civil society groups recommended that Canada require all provinces to aim to recycle at least 85 per cent of single-use plastics by 2025 and have the rest "captured" — that is, disposed of properly by landfill or incineration and not released into the environment.
That was one of a dozen national policies suggested in the "Towards a Zero Plastic Waste Canada" declaration released by Environmental Defence, the David Suzuki Foundation, the Canadian Environmental Law Association, the Broadbent Institute and dozens of others. READ MORE
Let us keep this major environmental problem at the top of our concerns and to call on industry and politians to act! What do you think, 2040 or 2025? For your grandchildren speak out!
The plastics declaration proposes banning hard-to-recycle plastics. Environmental Defence's Ashley Wallis says an example is styrofoam.
On March 31, an underwater pipeline carrying oil to a refinery in Balikpapan, Indonesia, broke, spreading crude over 20,000 hectares of Balikpapan Bay. Some of it ignited, killing five fishermen. Area residents experienced health problems including nausea, vomiting and respiratory difficulties, and marine life and mangroves were also devastated. READ MORE....
Spills happen: We do have reason to be concerned! - FVC
TRANSLATE THIS PAGE
Disclaimer: Franciscan Voice Canada offers translations through Google Translate. Because Google Translate is an external website, we do not control the quality or accuracy of the translated content, and translations may be incorrect.
This is our place to share and dialogue. We welcome you to tell us what you think!