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“Places, at last, are no better than their people”

Wendell Berry says some beautiful, powerful, funny, and poetic words. If you like his "Sabbaths" series, you'll like the reading that comes at the end. If you don't know anything of his "Sabbaths" series, you'll still like the reading that comes at the end. Enjoy.

Justice

Advocacy Alerts

Thanks so much to the Advocacy team in the CCSJ for these reminders. Sierra Club No More Deepwater Horizons Three years ago, the Gulf experienced one of the worst environmental disasters in our nation's history, when an explosion on BP's Deep Water Horizon rig left an oil well gushing. The damage from that disaster will… Continue reading Advocacy Alerts

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Advocacy Alerts

Sierra Club Tell President Obama: No more toxic sludge Coal-fired power plants produce more toxic waste than any other industry in the United States, including the chemical, plastic, and paint manufacturing industries. They spew millions of pounds of pollutants into our waters every year. And the problem is only getting worse. The EPA estimates that… Continue reading Advocacy Alerts

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A Reflection on the Importance of Nature: Dom Dongilli

Unsurprising to most, elementary and middle school aged Dominic had interests and activities that fell on the unique end of the spectrum. I opted for writing seminars at the local art museum and city libraries in lieu of traditional summer camp. I was more concerned with gardening, studio art lessons and playing piano than video… Continue reading A Reflection on the Importance of Nature: Dom Dongilli

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Advocacy Alerts

Network Support Immigration Reform with a Pathway to Citizenship! Immigration reform will only happen if US citizens ask for it. Please take a moment to send a message to your senators to tell them that you support immigration reform, and that you look forward to seeing legislation pass in the 113th Congress. Also, take a… Continue reading Advocacy Alerts

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Advocacy Alerts

Thanks to the Creighton Center for Service and Justice for sending out these Advocacy Alerts this week!Protect the Environment Support protecting the environment by urging Obama to: clean up dirty power plants and double down on clean energy, say no to dirty fuels like tar sands, safeguard communities from the dangers of fracking, and protect… Continue reading Advocacy Alerts

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THINK: Ridesharing

This article on FastCoExist's website tells us that 2013 will be the year of ride sharing. "With a growing population, the pressure to find new ways to reduce traffic, gas consumption, and carbon emissions is only going to intensify. As our planet becomes more urban, our cities need to get smarter. Sharing vehicles is not… Continue reading THINK: Ridesharing

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Wednesday’s “What’s Up in the World?” [1.23.2013]

Hello Cortinians! There are a lot of things happening outside of Creighton in our great big world! Here are some of the interesting, thought provoking and exciting things happening around us. "The Moroccan government has said it plans to change a law that allows rapists to avoid charges if they marry their victims. The move comes… Continue reading Wednesday’s “What’s Up in the World?” [1.23.2013]

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Advocacy Alerts

Thanks to the CCSJ advocacy team for this week's advocacy alerts!Sierra ClubSoot Kills Soot causes respiratory ailments, heart attacks, premature deaths, and a wide range of other serious health problems. Existing safeguards against soot pollution have been shown to be inadequate for communities living in the shadow of coal-fired power plants. President Obama and the… Continue reading Advocacy Alerts