Climate Corner: Some good news for the climate in 2023

Dec 30, 2023 George Banziger At the end of the calendar year, it is customary to review the highlights of the past year. There was compelling evidence of the urgency needed to address the climate crisis right… Read More

Democracy Denied: Oil and Gas Land Management Commission

Written by: Dr. Randi Pokladnik | Posted on: 12-27-2023 | FaCT: Faith Communities Together for a Sustainable Future Category: fracking | oil and gas commission On Monday, September 18th, about 75 Ohio citizens traveled from all over the state… Read More

Another Assault on Local Communities and National Forests

Written by: Dr. Randi Pokladnik | Posted on: 12-27-2023 | FaCT: Faith Communities Together for a Sustainable Future Category: action | fracking carbon capture and storage The United State Forest Service has proposed a rule change to allow carbon dioxide captured… Read More

Climate Corner: An innovation opportunity in 2024

Dec 23, 2023 Jonathan Brier Action on climate and the environment shouldn’t be political, it is a business opportunity which when objectives and values are aligned in the business model can be good for the environment too…. Read More

Climate Corner: Wake up and smell the coffee

Dec 16, 2023 Linda Eve Seth “As long as there was coffee in the world, how bad could things be?” — Cassandra Clare *** Attention coffee drinkers: Grab a mugful and sit down before reading this column…. Read More

Climate Corner: Stubborn optimism

Dec 9, 2023 Rebecca Phillips As I write this column, the first week in December, the COP28 conference is underway in Dubai. This event is, in part, a follow-up to a treaty that the U.S. and 194… Read More

Climate Corner: Gifting for the planet made easy

Dec 2, 2023 Jean Ambrose I don’t know about you, but for many years I had anxiety attacks on Black Friday because I knew there were only three weeks left to purchase gifts for Christmas. My stress… Read More

Climate Corner: ‘Blue’ hydrogen is not the answer

Nov 25, 2023 Eric Engle I’m writing this weekend’s Climate Corner column in response to a column from last weekend’s edition of the Parkersburg News and Sentinel regarding the Appalachian Regional Clean Hydrogen (ARCH2) hub proposed for… Read More

Put an end to sacrilegious treatment of public lands

Nov 25, 2023 George Banzinger In its Nov. 16 edition, The Marietta Times carried a story with the headline, “Ohio commission approves fracking in state parks.” I attended this event at the headquarters of the Ohio Department of… Read More

Climate Corner: Investigating your environment

Nov 18, 2023 Callie Lyons Every time I consider Diane Cotter’s story, I am encouraged. Diane is the person who identified the turnout gear used by firefighters as a major source of exposure to toxic chemicals —… Read More