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Mother Earth Monday: Encourage Native Florida Bees

Bee colonies are still struggling, but did you know that there are hundreds of native bee species in Florida?  The European honey bee is an import, but native bees are also pollinators.   Native bees are mostly solitary, living in a narrow nest either below ground or in wood cavities near the ground, and most of them don’t make any honey.… Read the rest

Mother Earth Monday: Wants Your Help!

We all love sea turtles, and if you want to help protect them, or if you see one, the place to turn is  They are having a fund-raiser right now, if turtles are you thing. 😉

What began as “Turtle Tidings” in 1996 and embodies a desire to support research and conservation efforts in the sea turtle community has morphed into a website and the Marine Turtle Newsletter.Read the rest

Mother Earth Monday: Future Earth Friendly Solutions

God offered earth to us in trust.  So how can we take responsibility for that trust? Self-driving cars, biofuels, and redesigned cities are just a few of the ways humans will have to adapt to future energy needs.   This documentary “Future Earth 2050” looks at many of them, including Masdar city and solar towers.  … Read the rest

Mother Earth Monday: Episcopal Bishop says denying climate change is moral sin against God’s gifts

One of the most powerful women in Christianity told the Guardian  people who reject climate science are turning their backs on one of God’s most generous gifts: knowledge.  Episcopalians understand the life of the mind is a gift of God and to deny the best of current knowledge is not using the gifts God has given you,” said Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori.… Read the rest

Mother Earth Monday: Organic Fraud

Oh no! My favorite milk may not be so guilt-free after all.  Common Dreams reports that  “more than a dozen factory farms producing dairy and meat products for stores nationwide engaged in widespread organic fraud for years as the USDA stood idly by.… Read the rest

Mother Earth Monday: Animal Souls – A Moral Truth?

With more on the topic of animal souls is my hero Chris Hedges.  He says:

The battle for the rights of animals is not only about animals. It is about us. Once we desanctify animals we desanctify all life. And once life is desanctified the industrial machines of death, and the drone-like bureaucrats, sadists and profiteers who operate them, carry out human carnage as easily as animal carnage.… Read the rest

Mother Earth Monday: Sunshine State Shills Shun Solar

Rich with solar energy, Florida could be basking in the sun, but our policies do not embrace this vision.  Instead, solar rebates and efficiency goals have been axed by the Public Service Commission.

Katie Valentine writes about this in ThinkProgress:

Florida’s Public Service Commission voted last week to cut energy efficiency targets for power companies and to do away with a solar rebate program in the state, decisions that served to scale back the state’s already paltry efforts in renewable energy.… Read the rest