Category Archives: Environment

Only love can save us from climate change

‘Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh, one of the world’s leading spiritual teachers, is a man at great peace even as he predicts the possible collapse of civilisation within 100 years as a result of runaway climate change. The 86-year-old Vietnamese … Continue reading

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From Holy Father to Every Father on Father’s Day

‘Whether Catholic, Protestant, Jewish, Muslim, Buddhist, Agnostic or Atheist, we all love our children in equal measure. Whatever our differences, the love for our children is a stronger unifying force than all that divides us. As dads, we often express … Continue reading

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The Pope calls on humanity to protect the Earth

“The earth, our home, is beginning to look more and more like an immense pile of filth” because of “unfettered greed and out-of-control consumption”, Pope Francis says, in what must be the most keenly anticipated papal document of modern times. … Continue reading

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6 Myths About Renewable Energy, Busted!

Renewable energy is viable, reliable, and ready to go – all that’s missing is the political will to kick start an energy revolution. Myths: 1. Renewable energy is too expensive 2. Renewable energy is still science-fiction 3. Renewable energy can’t … Continue reading

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Quotes From An Indian Chief That Will Make You Question “Modern” Culture

Praise, flattery, exaggerated manners and fine, high-sounding words were no part of Lakota politeness. Excessive manners were put down as insincere, and the constant talker was considered rude and thoughtless. Conversation was never begun at once, or in a hurried … Continue reading

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Sustainable Finance’s time is now

There are three possible scenarios for climate change: 1. 97% of climate scientists are wrong. 2. We’re doomed, we steam onwards because we can’t do anything to change course, or 3. Economics and the flow of money solves the crisis … Continue reading

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Less is more

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Doing the Right Thing – even if it’s harder

“It’s a basic form of storytelling, used in countless books and movies: Two people, in similar circumstances, confronted by difficult choices. One does what is right, even if it seems like the harder choice. He fights through the many challenges, … Continue reading

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The Bigger Picture

“We are in familiar territory in addressing problems by attacking their isolable, direct causes. That again is the mentality of war – end crime by deterring the perpetrators, end evil by dominating the evil-doers. End drug abuse by banning drugs. … Continue reading

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Zen and the art of poverty reduction

“The World Bank may need a period of quiet reflection, but this was ridiculous. On September 10th 300 bankers joined Thich Nhat Hanh, an 87-year-old Vietnamese monk and founder of the Order of Interbeing, for a day of “mindful meditation” … Continue reading

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