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CVA Blog
Monday, March 2, 2009

Environmental Awarenes

Welcome to the weekly CVA blog!  In it you will find famous quotes, news and commentaries. 

1. Hog Farmers More Dangerous than Bin Laden
2. Famous Quote – Aldous Huxley (1894-1963)
3. Eat Your Greens for the Planet
4. Bible verse – 1 John 4:19
5. This Week’s Video


1. Hog Farmers More Dangerous than Bin Laden

Environmental lawyer Robert F. Kennedy Jr. affirmed that hog producers are a far greater threat to the nation's future than Osama bin Laden and his terror network. These words were pronounced during a congressional subcommittee hearing earlier this month in reference to the massive pollution hog farms produce in the US. To read the full article and watch the video please visit RFK Jr.: Hog Farmers bigger threat than Osama

2. Famous Quote

Modern man no longer regards Nature as being in any sense divine and feels perfectly free to behave toward her as an overweening conquerer and tyrant.
~ Aldous Huxley (1894-1963), English writer

3. Eat Your Greens for the Planet

This excellent article on Time magazine explores the relationship between what we eat and global warming. When it comes to cutting your carbon footprint, the reality is that what you eat is more important than what you drive since modern agriculture contributes to about 30% of global greenhouse-gas emissions, which is far more than transportation. The lower you eat on the food chain, the better it is for the planet. Reducing your carbon footprint is easy and cheaper than buying a hybrid car. For example, one serving of steamed vegetables leaves a carbon footprint of 0.18 lb., one serving of pasta 0.39 lb., one of cheese 2.26 lb and grilled steak 10.5 lb.

To read the full article please search online for Eat Your Greens

Taking care of our planet is part of our sacred role as stewards of God's Creation. Transitioning to a plant-base diet is one of the most effective ways to help reduce greenhouse-gas emissions.

4. (RSV) 1 John 4:19
We love because he [God] first loved us
.

We are made in God's image of love. God loved us first and loves us always! By showing love to all of God's Creation we are reflecting God's love in us.

5. This Week’s Video

A Life Connected is a superb video that links together diet, human health, the environment and animals. It focuses on the importance of a peaceful and harmonious living among all creatures.

Please visit http://www.nonviolenceunited.org/veganvideo.html to watch this video.

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