So Much Money and Carbon to be Saved

So Much Money and Carbon to be Saved

  By: Patty L. Buchanan Croton100 has continued with its best efforts to educate the Croton School District about the benefits of integrating electric school buses into its fleet in the 2021-22 budget cycle that is currently being finalized. We were so inspired by the many messages community members sent to the Board of Education (BOE) in response to our…

Horror, Despair, Hope and Action

Horror, Despair, Hope and Action

By: Patty L. Buchanan Climate stability advocates spend a lot of time on the emotional rollercoaster of horror, despair, hope and action.  I have been having a rough ride on these tracks lately.  I recently listened to an insightful On Being podcast about how these ups and downs relate.  The podcast is a conversation between On Being Host Krista Tippett…

The Confluence of Local and Global Climate Crisis Discourse

By: Patty L. Buchanan There was a recent notable confluence of local and global discourse on the climate crisis.  On Sunday, January 10, Croton’s Care for Creation Ministry (C4C) hosted a remarkable program with 7 speakers to discuss climate stabilizing solutions percolating right here in Croton.  On the same day, there was another program about the climate crisis that was live-streamed with…

Long Cold Nights of Reflection for Longer Brighter Days Ahead

By Patty L. Buchanan.  Image Credit: Kym Mackinnon, Unsplash This year-end-period with the longest and coldest nights brings a precious time for reflection.  The quietest holiday season you may ever know shares time with so many circumstances that conjure the need for change.  This time of reflection must be given its due. Image Credit: Fabrice-Villard, Unsplash This year of so…

UN Progress Report on Emissions; COVID Effects and Opportunities

By: Patty L. Buchanan The United Nations Environmental Program published a report this week analyzing global progress on reducing emissions, entitled the Emissions Gap Report 2020 (the Report).  It’s mostly distressing news, with a few bright spots.  Specifically, the Report considers how we are doing in meeting our 2030 Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emission reduction goals.  It focuses on the gap between “where…

Haudenosaunee Thanksgiving Address Greetings to the Natural World

By Patty L. Buchanan Haudenosaunee Flag; credit: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iroquois Our modern-day Thanksgiving holiday has its roots in the coming together of the Indigenous North American people and the early European settlers.  Our current environmental crisis stems from our fissure in our relationship with the natural world, a relationship Indigenous people hold sacred.  Indigenous people live in daily and open recognition of…

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