While July 2008 looked relatively normal in terms of Fourth of July celebrations and hot weather, $4 per gallon gas put a damper on that other summertime staple: the family road trip.
As you might imagine, we had a lot to say about that gas thing… but didn’t take a vacation from covering a wide range of topics.
- Chad Crawford, our minister in residence, reviewed The Green Bible.
- Raz Godelnik of Eco-Libris dug into another book: Paper Trails.
- Robin Shreeves reported on a small town that found an innovative solution to big traffic problems: bike sharing.
- Birgitte Rasine of LUCITA sent up a flare for paper shredders clogged with junk mail.
- Simran Sethi and Sarah Smarsh looked into the light… the CFL.
- Justin van Kleek explored the fine art of foraging.
- Josh Hill observed that college dorms are getting greener.
- Caroline Savery shared one of the less successful moments of her Sust Enable project: the tent trauma!
- Chris Schille connected the dots between overpopulation and oil consumption.
- Carol Guylas wondered if high gas prices would lead to the decline of suburban sprawl.
- Joh Ivanko offered one approach to saving money on gas: starting a green business, and deducting business mileage.
- And Andy Darrell at Environmental Defense Fund offered another idea: take the bus to save money on gas.
Tomorrow: Dog Days, School Days, and Just Plain Hot Days — August 2008
Read more of the sustainablog 2008 year-end wrap-up
Image credit: D.C.Atty at Flickr under a Creative Commons license
I sure am fond of that Justin, my favorite green poet.
Although I remain suspicious of environmentalism’s infiltration into the modern church, I did make the following positive comments about Chad Crawford’s green bible article:
“If the text is a true rendetion of God’s Word, then framing it in green may not be a bad thing. Many greens who would otherwise avoid reading Scripture may pick this version as a starting place, and one day be drawn to redemption.”
I have no problem with using green as a witnessing tool, but also believe that the church needs to always be wary with whom it allies itself.
Steven Earl Salmony
The dangerous devotion of so many leaders to a “business as usual” status quo as well as to unbridled global economic growth and outrageous per capita overconsumption could prove to be lethal for our children also to worship because these forms of idolatry could soon become patently unsustainable on a relatively small, evidently finite and noticeably frangible planet like the planetary home which God has blessed us to inhabit……and not to ravage as the leading elders in my “Not So GREAT GREED GRAB Generation” have been advocating so religiously and doing so recklessly in these early years of Century XXI.
Steven Earl Salmony
AWAREness Campaign on The Human Population,