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‘New Story Spokane Festival’ Presents a New Way of Looking at Climate Change

The “New Story Spokane Festival” runs May 19 – 20 at GU’s Hemmingson Center (702 E. Desmet Ave.) The two-day festival — which is set up as a sort of “banquet” for participants to consume information on these ideas — will feature speakers and breakout sessions on a variety of topics that include sustainable agriculture, ecological restoration, green building, resource efficiency, social equity, cultural preservation and much more.

GU Adds New Certificate in Climate Action Planning to Fight Climate Change

“The human species now threaten Earth’s capacity to sustain life as we know it.” So begins the Certificate in Climate Action Planning description on its website. This professional certificate is Gonzaga University’s newest 18-week continuing education program, which begins on Aug. 30.

We All Make Choices. How Will We Respond to Climate Change?

When the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released its five-year report, “Climate Change 2022: Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability” two weeks later, response was instant.

Can We Hope in this Time of Climate Change?

I have had a number of conversations recently with people who have said that they are living in “existential angst” because of climate change. I have found those words striking. 

Bad Year, Good Year

It is said that time seems to move faster as we get older. In some ways, I think that has been true for me. I wake up on a Jan. 1 and the next thing I know we are celebrating New Year’s Eve. But 2022 has not moved so quickly. It has seemed interminable.

Let your vision be world embracing

Politics extends far beyond “local.” Social, economic and, more recently, environmental examples abound. Most comprehensive is the Earth we share. Only in recent decades have we been aware of that blue marble — Earth photographed from space — our commons, tragically being plundered.

Not at odds: Education Curriculum Blends Science, Faith to Understand Climate Change

Spokane residents Robert and Anita Dygert-Gearheart have compiled information on climate and human-caused climate change into a curriculum “Wake Up World” they hope people in faith-based and non-faith-based groups will utilized to become more informed on climate challenges facing the planet.

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