What Can We Do to Support Climate Recovery?
Enjoy Meatless Mondays
When I first moved to Seville, I was a vegetarian. It didn’t take long for my carnivore amigos to lead me astray, but I still cook meals without meat on a regular basis. Can plant-based fare be satisfying? Just ask my husband, shown here wolfing down fried macaroni in Naples, Italy.
Rich McCann enjoying meat-free comfort food in Naples, Italy. Photo by Karen McCann
Meatless Mondays is an international campaign that encourages people to adopt a plant-based diet one day a week for their own health and the planet’s. Livestock agriculture (including dairy, fish, and eggs) accounts for about half of all man-made greenhouse gas emissions, to say nothing of the damage it’s doing to the soil and water. Going meat-free just one day a week reduces your carbon footprint by more than 1900 pounds a year. And you add terrific new recipes to your repertoire. Below are some of my personal faves. (Purists can substitute a non-dairy alternative for the quarter cup of Parmesan in the risotto.)
Baked Risotto with Roasted Vegetables
Mediterranean Vegetable Stew
Cozy Autumn Wild Rice Soup
Hungry for more? Check out the Meatless Monday recipes.
By Karen McCann
STOP, LOOK, LISTEN! by Kathy Sherretts
On my honor, I will try...
I am halfway through my time as a hospitalera at a small albergue on the Camino de Santiago. This role appeals to my inner Girl Scout. During these two weeks I am a registrar of daily peregrinos, a folder of sheets, a mopper of floors, a translator, a listener and an adviser, a charming, helpful, sympathetic problem-solver. It's a nice vacation from my normal surly self, but I don't think I could keep it up for longer than one more week.
P.S. Check in with your senators this week, everyone!
BuzzFeed: The Trump Administration Is Canceling English Classes, Soccer, And Legal Aid For Unaccompanied Immigrant Children by Adolfo Flores
Critics view the move as punitive and illegal. Carlos Holguin is a lawyer who helped set standards of care for children in custody. “What’s next? Drinking water? Food? Where are they going to stop?"
WaPo Fact Checker: How a census question about citizenship ended up in the Supreme Court (5 min)
1984 at 75:
The Atlantic: Doublethink is Stronger Than Orwell Imagined by George Packer
It’s almost impossible to talk about propaganda, surveillance, authoritarian politics, or perversions of truth without dropping a reference to “1984”. In the Trump era, it’s a best seller.
Mother Jones: Dream Big, Reach for the Stars, and Don’t You Dare Mention Climate Change by Oliver Milman
Students have been barred from reading a text that warns of “catastrophic climate change” for being too political.
Just for fun:
The Guardian: Yes, it's me, President Trump, visiting some third-world hellhole by John Crace
Schools and colleges across the US have been accused of censoring students who have attempted to use their graduation speeches to speak out on the unfolding climate crisis.
Photo: Marty Caivano/Digital First Media/Boulder Daily Camera/Getty
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