SuperStorm Bill and Lou

SuperStorm Bill and Lou

You have probably heard about Bill and Lou. They are the oxen who served the community of Green Mountain College (GMC) in Vermont for 11 years until Lou stepped into a woodchuck hole and worsened his left leg injury. Since Bill and Lou could no longer serve as farm animals for the college, the students and faculty of the college decided to eat them. They are to be slaughtered and their bodies will be served up to the students and faculty during World Vegan Month in November.

Why Religions Must Unite Around Veganism

Why Religions Must Unite Around Veganism

Wouldn't it be amazing if the Dalai Lama follows up his words with this concrete action and urges his Facebook friends to go Vegan? With signatories of the Durban Addendum such as Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Ela Gandhi (the granddaughter of Mahatma Gandhi), Bishop Geoff Davies, Sheikh Saleem Banda, Cardinal Napier, Rabbi Hillel Avidan and others setting examples alongside, the world can truly begin to see the unity and healing that we desperately need.

When East meets West on Climate Change

When East meets West on Climate Change

A dear colleague observed recently that I seem to have lost faith in the power of governmental policies and markets to solve climate change. Having attended the UN COP-17 meeting in Durban, South Africa last year and watched the sausage making in the international policy arena, I admit that I felt the intense urge to do something different, try something different.

When Science Discovers Karma is Real

When Science Discovers Karma is Real

There are two kinds of denial that have become part of our psychological response: 1) the denial that it is even happening, which is rapidly becoming impossible to sustain given the evidence, and 2) the denial that our personal consumption patterns need to change in order to address them. It is the denial of the second kind that is much more difficult to root out, for it permeates even the community of respectedenvironmental activists.