Nonviolence . . . Human trafficking . . . Women . . . . The elderly . . . Immigrants' rights . . . Housing. . . Children . . . Prisoners' rights . . . Health care . . . World Hunger . . . Globalization, as it affects Latin America . . . Care of the earth . . . Seamless ethic of life

Note: The ideas and opinions expressed in this blog are solely those of the author's and should not be ascribed to the Congregation of Sisters of St. Agnes or its members.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Solar Power From the Ground Up

As part of the Congregation of St. Agnes’s celebration of Earth Day, Mr. Michael Vickerman from Renew WI gave a very informative presentation on Solar Power from the Ground Up at the 2017 CSA Earth Fair. He described projects throughout Wisconsin and various means of financing them.

Friday, April 21, 2017

Days of Remembrance

National Climate Prayer for Earth Day

Please join with people throughout the world to pray for Earth and its web of life on Earth Day, April 22nd at Noon (wherever you are). You can download the pdf of the prayer here:

Holocaust Remembrance Day – April 24th

At sundown on Sunday we begin our commemoration of the genocide perpetrated by Nazi Germany against the Jews during World War II. According to the Holocaust Memorial Museum, the date is linked to the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising on April 19, 1943. “Why We Remember video.  If you wish to have a litany of remembrance you can use the ID cards that name victims and their date of birth. We must never forget the victims and the survivors.

The nuclear disaster in Ukraine occurred on this date in 1986, causing more than 30 deaths and exposing about ten million people to nuclear fallout. The legacy of the disaster is not yet fully known. Safety protocols with the reactors may have prevented the tragedy both in Chernobyl and in Fukushima, Japan when the tsunami hit after a major earthquake.  Lessons learned from those disasters affect the nuclear power industry today. Today the USA gets about 1/5th of its energy from nuclear power plants.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Earth Day at CSA

Everyone is invited to the Earth Fair!
The following are the participating organizations.
  • Congregation of Sisters of St. Agnes (2 tables)
  • Agnesian HealthCare
  • Marian University
  • Earth Justice NOW (Meatless Mondays; Food Waste/recovery) – Open Circle Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
  • Citizens Climate Lobby - Fond du Lac
  • Renew WI
  • WI Interfaith Power and Light
  • Wisconsin Green Muslims
  • Lake Winnebago Quality Improvement Association and Clean Waters – Fond du Lac
  • St. Mary Springs Academy (photo display – The Ledge Wakes Up to Spring & video re. fresh water crisis produced by children)

In addition, there will be opportunities for

  • Electric car – view/rides
  • Self-guided tours of solar panel installation
  • Face-painting