Care of the Earth
Taking care of the Earth has always been vital to The Grail. We recognize the earth as a sacred living organism and use education, activism, and land use to encourage environmental sustainability.
Launched this past fall, Learning Labs question: why do we invest in research&development in the tech world but not when it comes to environmental sustainability and social transformation? What would happen if we take a resource (in this case land) and offer it FREE to local nonprofits and community-based organizations for the sole point of trying something new? What would you do if you were given permission to fail as long as you learn from the failure? What would you try if you had a space to try it? What we ask is that projects are portable, replicable, and temporary AND that the group indicates which of the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goal they are hoping to advance. It is that simple.
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There are many projects Grail members are working on to take care of our Earth. Such projects include:
- Anti-Fracking activism in New York, Ohio and Colorado
- Group study of Laudato Si
- Climate Action Task force
- Organic Gardening
- Environmental education
Individual grail members share some of what they are working on below:
Grail Member and activist, Marian Ronan, recently wrote an article on the implications of Nuclear Power in our World. Read the complete article here or visit Marian’s blog at http://marianronan.wordpress.com
Stop Dangerous Fracking! Everyone is concerned about the safety our our water and called to action regarding dangerous hydraulic fracturing. If you haven’t seen Gasland yet, here is the trailer.
Grail Member Ieva Zadina: I have also picked up the thread of my interest in Permaculture by taking a 5-weekend Permaculture course this winter in upstate New York (Camp Epworth) and am taking steps to connect my new Permaculture community with my Methodist church community. I’d love to help connect both of these communities with my Grail community, as well. I’m also re-connecting with the works of Thomas Berry (of the Universe Story) and Teilhard de Chardin, both well known to many Grail women. These works seem ultra relevant to me again. In face of the current reality of climate change and humanity’s effect on the Earth, other subjects, for me, though important and part of the whole, pale by comparison.