The Future of Energy…Wind and Sun!

by Sr. Margaret Hoffman, SND

Windmills by Eva Luedin, flickr.com

Amazing to think that in the future we and our children will be living in a whirl of energy that will be coming primarily from winds and the sun. The shift from fossil fuels to solar and wind energy is already well underway, thanks to the imagination and creativity of our scientists!

Solar and wind power are already replacing the old economy of coal and oil. Lester Brown, a pioneer in the environmental movement, has helped to make eco-consciousness significant to business interests, to many politicians and to academia. He has recently published an important book:  “The Great Transition:  Shifting from Fossil Fuels to Solar and Wind Energy.”

Think how beneficial this shift can be to reverse global warming!

Action: Pray that our legislators may recognize the alleviation possible in care for the earth and in air quality!  And get a copy of Lester Brown’s book!

Action:  Read Pope Francis’ letter to the world: Laudato Si’ On Care for Our Common Home.” It is honest, strong and energizing. It begins: “Praise be to you, my Lord.”  In the words of this beautiful canticle (Canticle of the Sun), St. Francis of Assisi reminds us that our common home is like a sister with whom we share our life and a beautiful mother who opens her arms to embrace us.

Read more of Sr. Margaret’s Peace and Justice updates on her “Consider This” blog.

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