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Compassion and Sustainability Go Hand in Hand
July 22, 2013

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

  1. How to Curb Global Warming
  2. Famous Quote: Mahatma Gandhi
  3. Leave Meat off Your Plate to Help the Planet
  4. Bible verse: Proverbs 28:13
  5. This Week’s Video: Jim Yong Kim, President of World Bank

1. How to Curb Global Warming
 
In order to reduce the emissions of greenhouse gases it’s imperative to decrease, or better yet, to eliminate animal products. It turns out that methane, a gas produced by raising livestock, is much more potent than carbon dioxide; and that therefore, a very efficient way to reduce global warming is to stop raising animals for food. Aside from this issue, the amount of natural resources such as water and land used by the ag industry is very wasteful.

Please visit Test Tuber Burger: No Cows, No Greenhouse Gas:
http://hereandnow.wbur.org/2013/06/20/test-tube-meat
 
There’s no better way to curb global warming than to show compassion and love to all creatures! In this way, we do not only help restore the environment but also we also apply Christ’s teachings every time we sit for a meal. 


2. This Week’s Famous Quote
 
What we are doing to the forests of the world is but a mirror reflection of what we are doing to ourselves and to one another.

~ Mahatma Gandhi


3.  Leave Meat Off Your Plate to Help the Planet
 
As the world population increases so does the demand for food putting enormous pressure on the planet and the need to manage resources properly, especially land. With more people around the world eating animal products, the demand of grain also increases. Scientists now warn that the planet cannot possibly produce the amount of crops needed to feed people by 2050 on a meat and dairy diet. They say that switching to a plant-based diet will help tremendously.

Please visit Want to save the planet? Ditch meat, says study:
http://www.nbcnews.com/science/want-save-planet-ditch-meat-says-study-6C10382450?franchiseSlug=sciencemain
 
Every day we make a statement with our meals. We either say we support compassion, sustainability, health and peace, or we that we support God’s animal abuse, devastation of God’s Creation and disease. Our choice of meals is a way to honor God and to follow the faith of Christ.


4. This Week’s Bible Verse
 
(RSV) Proverbs 28:13
 
He who conceals his transgressions will not prosper, but he who confesses and forsakes them will obtain mercy.
 
We all transgress simply because it’s our human nature; however, we can try to minimize causing pain and devastation to ourselves and to others by recognizing our mistakes. While guilt is not a very good motivator, accountability is. So, by forsaking those actions and decisions that clearly hurt others and choosing compassion, we are following God’s will.


5. This Weeks Video:
 
Watch and listen to Jim Yong Kim, President of World Bank, sharing his grave concerns about global warming and the devastation it’s causing on the planet, especially on the poor and the hungry.

Please visit Washington / World Bank on Climate Change:
http://www.unmultimedia.org/tv/unifeed/2013/06/washington-world-bank-on-climate-change/


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