Green, By God

The Land of Flotsam and Jetsam

Steven Averett, Content Director, Waste Group

May 1, 2008

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Green, By God

Some people invoke Al Gore when evangelizing on behalf of the environment. Others call on a higher power. Yale Divinity School recently hosted a conference titled “Renewing Hope: Pathways of Religious Environmentalism,” co-sponsored by the school and the School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. The goal of the conference and a similar Forum on Religion and Ecology (FORE) held by Harvard, according to organizers, is to establish a dialogue between theologians and academics on environmental activism.

Both events come in the wake of a 2007 report issued by the Vatican in which Pope Benedict XVI said Catholic churches should become greener and emphasized the need for rainforest preservation. Churches of all faiths have begun instituting recycling programs and even swapping out incandescent light bulbs for compact fluorescents.

It is as it was foretold in “Evan Almighty.”
Source: Republican American

About the Author(s)

Steven Averett

Content Director, Waste Group, Waste360

Steven Averett joined the Waste Age staff in February 2006. Since then he has helped the magazine expand its coverage and garner a range of awards from FOLIO, the American Society of Business Publication Editors (ASBPE) and the Magazine Association of the Southeast (MAGS). He recently won a Gold Award from ASBPE for humor writing.

Before joining Waste Age, Steven spent three years as the staff writer for Industrial Engineer magazine, where he won a gold GAMMA Award from MAGS for Best Feature. He has written and edited material covering a wide range of topics, including video games, film, manufacturing, and aeronautics.

Steven is a graduate of the University of Georgia, where he earned a BA in English.

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