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Good news from The Intelligent Optimist Daily

Americans by large prefer alternative fuels like wind and solar instead of coal, oil, or nuclear energy—natural gas lands somewhere in between, with pros and cons. The findings were the results of a recently published study conducted over the past 12 years by Harvard researchers. Around 80 percent of Americans want to see a substantial increase in alternative fuels, showing that this agreement to move away from fossil fuels is overwhelmingly bipartisan.

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Added by Nancy Barrigar on January 5, 2015 at 2:49pm — No Comments

Carol Landis on WETS Religion for Life

Check out Carol's interview with Rev. John Shuck on the WETS radio program Religion for Life.  You can listen to the podcast at

Nicely done Carol and John!

Added by Nancy Barrigar on March 20, 2012 at 10:20am — 1 Comment

40 Days of Prayer for the Mountains

LEAF is a distinctly Christian group, working for the protection of Tennessee mountains.  But people of all faiths can join in this focused effort to pray and raise awareness about the need to prevent mountain-top removal mining.

LEAF, the Lindquist Environmental Appalachian Fellowship, invites all Tennessee Christians and Christian churches to join us in 40…


Added by Nancy Barrigar on December 4, 2011 at 7:39pm — No Comments

Local recycling


As a member of the Peacemaking Team at First Presbyterian Church in Elizabethton, I am often asked, "Where can I recycle (batteries, fluorescent light bulbs, cell phones, old computers, etc)"?

Here are two links to finding information on local options for recycling a variety of household items.

Earth 911

Johnson City Solid Waste Recycling


It is… Continue

Added by Nancy Barrigar on July 21, 2011 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment

Wangari Maathai: Spiritual Environmentalism: Healing Ourselves by Replenishing the Earth


Want to read some positive news?  YES! Magazine offers stories about real people working for a better world.

Here, Wangari Maathai answers the question -  What role does spirituality play in our work to heal the earth?



Added by Nancy Barrigar on June 8, 2011 at 3:14pm — 1 Comment


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