SoCS: ecology

I have long had an interest in ecology and environmental issues. In recent years, I have done a lot of advocacy in opposition to fossil fuel development and in favor of renewable energy. I’ve also taken a number of steps to do my part in fighting climate change, such as driving an all-electric vehicle, buying solar panels in a community solar array, adding home insulation, switching to a hybrid heat-pump electric hot water heater, and moving to LED lighting.

I have also participated in and then led a study group on Pope Francis’s encyclical “Laudato Si'” which uses the term integral ecology to connote practices that are good for both the planet and for people, especially those who are most vulnerable.

One of my closest connections to ecology, though, is my daughter T, who hopes to build a career in ecosystem restoration. She has an undergrad degree in the Science of Natural and Environmental Systems and a master’s in Conservation Biology of Plants. Unfortunately, the current administration in the US is not keen on environmental restoration. We hope states and foundations will step in to fill the void.

Our country and planet really need people working to help the natural world as much as possible. All our lives depend on it.
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The prompt today was “eco.” Join us for Linda’s Stream of Consciousness Saturday and/or Just Jot It January! Details here:
https://lindaghill.com/2018/01/05/the-friday-reminder-for-socs-jusjojan-daily-prompt-jan-
6th-2018

 

 

 

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Author: Joanne Corey

Please come visit my eclectic blog, Top of JC's Mind. You can never be sure what you'll find!

5 thoughts on “SoCS: ecology”

    1. Yes, it is very unfortunate that the US president is trying to step away from the Paris agreement, but it doesn’t take effect until late 2020, so we are hoping to reverse his decision. Meanwhile, many of the individual states, cities, companies, and individuals are accelerating efforts to cut carbon pollution and switch to renewable energy to keep the US on track in meeting our responsibilities to the world community.

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      1. Maybe it doesn’t take effect for real before, but already now he stopped the economical co-operation with EU, as now are trying to do their best without US for their next projects, as need attention right now to stop the global climate melting down. I really hope, that you will get a better leader in short time. This is so bad for all of us, but most for Mother Earth.

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