Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Thank you for reading my blog.

I would like to thank all of you who have read this blog.  

I am signing off, and will be moving out of New York City.

                                             ~ Sister Kathleen

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Reason to Hope

4 surprising reasons why clean energy is gaining on fossil fuels

(Click on the link above.) Future historians may look back on 2015 as the year that the renewable energy ascendancy began.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Adaptation to Climate Change

The Alaskans Sharing Indigenous Knowledge ( project - a science and advocacy project documenting the impacts of climate change in two Native communities in Alaska and communicating their adaptation needs - now has a new film  on its website.

The new video entitled Stay and Defend is the debut film by David Smith and documents how this village of 250 people is struggling to build a protective berm to guard against increasingly severe storms.  You can view the film at:  

Monday, June 1, 2015

Are We Aware Of What It Takes For Sustainability?

People need to change habits to stop damaging earth" – UN Radio Interview

"People need to start living in a way that is less damaging to our planet," said Nikhil Chandavarkar, Chief of the Outreach and Communications Branch in the Division for Sustainable Development, in a UN Radio interview on the occasion of International Mother Earth Day. He says the global community has been digging into what he called the earth's "savings account", which is unsustainable. You can find the interview here.
"New sustainability agenda must harmonize humankind's relationship with planet" - UN General Assembly President
As United Nations Member States prepare to adopt and move toward implementing a new development agenda, the President of the General Assembly said it is critical to ensure that “a harmonious relationship with our planet underpins our quest to achieve sustainable development.” “This year's dialogue on Harmony with Nature is timely, as the formulation of an ambitious and transformative development agenda for the next 15 years is under way,” said General Assembly President Sam Kahamba Kutesa as he opened the Assembly's interactive dialogue on 'Harmony with Nature: Towards achieving sustainable development goals including addressing climate change in the post-2015 development agenda.' 

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

If You Want More Information About Water

ELDIS, an online development information service based at the Institute of Development Studies, is pleased to launch two new climate change and development introductory guides: Water resources and Climate Change

Monday, May 11, 2015

This is the year focused on SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

This web site presents all the different areas of this topic. Make sure to read the Goals for Sustainable Development

Monday, May 4, 2015

Monday, April 27, 2015

Monday, April 20, 2015

Celebrate Earth Day, But the Oceans Also Need Help

Turn on your sound to hear the podcast of World Ocean Observatory who advocates for the ocean though communications and comprehensive ocean communications.

Monday, April 13, 2015

Stunning Views of Earth From Space

Video VIDEO: 

The International Space Station is as far as humans go in space these days, but it is at just the right distance to capture astonishing images of Earth. 

New York Times  April 3, 2015

Monday, April 6, 2015

Listen to the Scientists Regarding Climate Change

A new project recently launched, brings together climate scientists, advocacy organizations and the public in an innovative campaign that offers a unique glimpse into the real life stories, personal views and feelings of the experts on climate change. 

Click here to meet the scientists:  More Than Scientists.

Monday, March 16, 2015

PROJECT COBRA a multidisciplinary project focused on promoting community owned solutions to emerging challenges related to sustainable development, climate change, biodiversity conservation and forest management. We are working with Indigenous groups in South America, using a range of visual methods including participatory video and participatory photography.

Monday, March 9, 2015

The Commission on the Status of Women (CSW)

During the Commission’s annual two-week session, representatives of UN Member States, civil society organizations and UN entities gather at UN headquarters in New York. They discuss progress and gaps in the implementation of the 1995 Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, the key global policy document on gender equality, and the 23rd special session of the General Assembly held in 2000 (Beijing+5), as well as emerging issues that affect gender equality and the empowerment of women. Member States agree on further actions to accelerate progress and promote women’s enjoyment of their rights in political, economic and social fields. The outcomes and recommendations of each session are forwarded to ECOSOC for follow-up.

UN Women supports all aspects of the Commission’s work. We also facilitate the participation of civil society representatives.

Monday, March 2, 2015

Our Clothing Kills

In just 90 seconds, an eight-story sweatshop in Bangladesh collapsed. 1,134 people died. Some survivors sawed through their own limbs to escape. Out of the horror, the UN set up a ground-breaking compensation and corporate accountability scheme. Incredibly, it’s working -- but survivors need our help to get one complicit company to pay up. Read more.

Monday, February 23, 2015

Genetically Modified Crops - Can Africa Afford the Cost?

The Re-Colonization of Africa
by Jim Goodman
While most countries in Africa have no commercial plantings of Genetically Modified (GM or GMO) crops, many are conducting trials, aided by and politically pushed by Western governments. While AGRA claims their partners are not currently selling GM seeds in Africa, the push is clearly there.

Monday, February 16, 2015

Another Trade Treaty To Benefit Corporations

Republicans in Congress want to work with the Obama administration to fast-track the passage of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).1

The TPP is the largest—and worst—trade deal you've never heard of, having been devised in secret by representatives of some of the world's largest corporations.2
It's so big and has the potential to do so much damage, it's been likened to "NAFTA on steroids."3 Watch this short video to see what I mean: 

Monday, February 2, 2015

The Guardian (London) article

Bangladeshi children playing on the bank of the dried up river Kaliganga. ‘We must aim to keep the rise in global temperatures below the dangerous threshold of 2C.’ Photograph: Zakir Hossain Chowdhury/Zuma Press/Corbis
This year is the 70th anniversary of the United Nations, and the overarching goals are ending poverty and preventing the advance of climate change, writes Ban Ki-moon, UN secretary-general. "Ours is the first generation that can end poverty, and the last that can take steps to avoid the worst impacts of climate change," he writes. The Guardian (London)/Comment Is Free blog(1/12)

Monday, January 26, 2015

Shocking Beyond Words - Prayers Needed Now!

Please look at these pictures. ISIS is killing children. One was crucified. The whole world needs to see what kind of people these ISIS terrorists are! 


Monday, January 19, 2015