Environment

Seedlings getting ready for transplant at at MCC partner KMTC (Kulima Mbobumi Training Center) in ZImbabwe. KMTC stands for Family is Life. The goal of the project by Canadian Food Grains Bank (CFGB) and MCC in the Binga district of Zimbabwe is to increase food security for households by using conservation agriculture to produce cereal crops and vegetables.

As in many vulnerable communities worldwide, farmers nervously await the rainy season each year in Binga District in Matabeleland North Province, Zimbabwe. When rains are sparse farmers are forced to plant several times. Normally, the rainy season starts in November. But in recent years, the heavy rain has not come until December, followed by a…

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The U.S. Senate has finally acknowledged that climate change is real. On January 21, as part of the debate on the Keystone XL pipeline, the Senate passed an amendment by a vote of 98 to 1 stating, “It is the sense of the Senate that climate change is real and not a hoax.” Two other…

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Marching for action on climate change Several dozen Mennonites joined the estimated 400,000 people who walked in the People’s Climate March in New York City on September 21, 2014. Two days later, world leaders met to discuss what actions they will take to address climate change. There is renewed energy for working toward a new…

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“I decided to take my 3-year-old daughter along because I had the sense that this could be a formative experience for her and a chance to instill the values of justice, equality, and concern for the common good.” By Adam Miller, Community Mennonite Church, Lancaster, Pennsylvania I traveled from Lancaster, Pennsylvania, to New York City…

Read more Personal reflection on the People’s Climate March: Adam Miller

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“I am not a march ‘junkie’ – more of a homebody. But when the issues become urgent enough on moral, spiritual and civic grounds, I feel compelled to take to the streets to vote with my body.” By Anne Sensenig, Community Mennonite Church, Lancaster, Pennsylvania I am affiliated with Community Mennonite Church of Lancaster (CMCL)…

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What if within 100 miles of all U.S. borders, decades’ worth of public health, tribal, and environmental laws were disregarded? Today on Capitol Hill, this question brought together a diverse coalition of environmental, Latino, Native American, ranching/hunting, and faith-based advocacy groups attending a press conference expressing opposition (see photo) to H.R. 1505 (also called the…

Read more Bad border bill puts environment at risk