“ In the beginning,
God created the Heavens and Earth
all we see, all we don't see.




Earth was a soup of nothingness, a...
Let light come up!
1st Loving Act
                 And light came up to separate light from dark.




                    ...
... created the atmosphere to separate the
2nd Loving Act
                 water under sky and the water above sky.




  ...
3rd Loving Act   quot;Separated water from Land, and the oceans were therequot;

                 quot;Earth, green up! Gr...
quot;Lights! Come out! Shine in Heaven's sky! Separate Day from Night.
4th Loving Act
                 Mark seasons and da...
quot;Swarm, Ocean, with fish and all sea life!
5th Loving Act     Birds, fly through the sky over Earth!quot;

           ...
6th Loving Act   quot;Earth, generate life! Every sort and kind: cattle
                  and reptiles and wild animals—al...
Then God looked at the mirror and created human beings,
6th Loving Act
                 making them to reflect his own nat...
7th Loving Act
                 Heaven and Earth
                 were finished, down
                 to the last detail....
Earth was
harmonious
and joyful
ALL WAS SO VERDANT
AND ALIVE
The earth is a planet of beauty and
abundance; the earth system is             These problems spring from
wonderfully intr...
end result...
end result...
The despoiling of the
environment is nothing
less than the
degradation of God's
gracious gift of
creation- “ The earth is
...
Processes of
environ-
mental
degradation
feed on one
another. The
resulting
damages to
environ-
mental systems
are
frighte...
depletion
of non-
renewable
resources,
especially
oil;

  loss of the
variety of
life through
rapid
destruction
of habitats;
pollution of air by toxic emissions from industries and
                                            vehicles, and pollutio...
the
depletion of     dangerous global warming,
the            caused by the buildup of
protective     greenhouse gases, es...
Global warming is real




            Scientific research now demonstrates that global warming is real,
            catas...
We have just a small window…   quot;Climate change is
                               for real. We have
                   ...
In addition to global
warming, species
extinctions have
reached catastrophic
proportions.
Biologists are calling
what is h...
The bomb is ticking away...




                              “With climate change, there is an ecological time bomb
     ...
No matter
how fast we
respond, the
world will
soon be
radically
different,
perhaps in as
little as one
decade.

  Many of
...
The earth is finite…




            The Earth’s carbon cycle and hydrological cycle have limits.
            We must lear...
None of our current
theories are adequate to
deal with the enormity
of our ecological crises.

“… the environmental
establ...
way out…




           Ecological justice
           Renewable energy
                GOING TO WHERE
“The fight for
                                          justice must be
                                          integra...
Creating the
                                                             needed changes
                                 ...
Making eco-justice
                                                decisions:

                                           ...
God's gift of
responsibility for the
earth dignifies
humanity without
debasing the rest of
creation. We depend
upon God, w...
Creating
solutions
requires a
total
system
response.


Ecology now is also a system of social, economic, and political tho...
To pull away from materialism
                                                and consumerism, we need to
                ...
acting now…

              When we face today's crisis, we do not despair.
                              We act

         ...
If we commit to a
 worldwide crash
 program to convert
 to renewable
 energy and planting
 trees to capture the
 CO2, the ...
It still

           Otherwise the fungus only will remain...
I saw a new sky and a new earth




  But I saw a new earth and a new atmosphere.. (Apocalypse)
SOS SEMI-ARID – Social CarbonNeutral
                      brazil
 Planting & Producing
   to Protect the Planet

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  1. 1. “ In the beginning, God created the Heavens and Earth all we see, all we don't see. Earth was a soup of nothingness, a bottomless emptiness and inky blackness.”
  2. 2. Let light come up! 1st Loving Act And light came up to separate light from dark. . And the fungus was there...
  3. 3. ... created the atmosphere to separate the 2nd Loving Act water under sky and the water above sky. And the fungus was there...
  4. 4. 3rd Loving Act quot;Separated water from Land, and the oceans were therequot; quot;Earth, green up! Grow all varieties of seed-bearing plants. It was so good. And the fugus was there...
  5. 5. quot;Lights! Come out! Shine in Heaven's sky! Separate Day from Night. 4th Loving Act Mark seasons and days and years, I twas so good ... And the fungus was there.
  6. 6. quot;Swarm, Ocean, with fish and all sea life! 5th Loving Act Birds, fly through the sky over Earth!quot; quot;Prosper! Reproduce! Fill Ocean! It was so good. And the fugus was there...
  7. 7. 6th Loving Act quot;Earth, generate life! Every sort and kind: cattle and reptiles and wild animals—all kinds.quot; It was so good. And the fugus was there...
  8. 8. Then God looked at the mirror and created human beings, 6th Loving Act making them to reflect his own nature. So they can be responsible for the animals and whole nature quot;Prosper! Reproduce! Fill Earth! Take charge! And the fungus was there
  9. 9. 7th Loving Act Heaven and Earth were finished, down to the last detail. Then God rested under the trees from all his work. Trusting men would take care of the so gorgeous creation
  10. 10. Earth was harmonious and joyful
  11. 11. ALL WAS SO VERDANT AND ALIVE
  12. 12. The earth is a planet of beauty and abundance; the earth system is These problems spring from wonderfully intricate and incredibly and intensify social injustices. complex. But today living creatures, and the air, soil, and water that support them, face unprecedented threats. Our current practices may so alter the living world that it will be unable to sustain life in the manner we know. Twin problems--excessive consumption by industrialized nations, and relentless growth of human population worldwide-- jeopardize efforts to achieve a sustainable future.
  13. 13. end result...
  14. 14. end result...
  15. 15. The despoiling of the environment is nothing less than the degradation of God's gracious gift of creation- “ The earth is the Lord´s and everything in it (Psalms 24:1). God enjoys the world and sees it as quot;good,quot; even before humankind comes on the scene. All creation, not just humankind, is viewed as quot;very goodquot;.
  16. 16. Processes of environ- mental degradation feed on one another. The resulting damages to environ- mental systems are frightening:
  17. 17. depletion of non- renewable resources, especially oil; loss of the variety of life through rapid destruction of habitats;
  18. 18. pollution of air by toxic emissions from industries and vehicles, and pollution of water by wastes; erosion of topsoil through unsustainable agriculture and forestry practices;
  19. 19. the depletion of dangerous global warming, the caused by the buildup of protective greenhouse gases, especially ozone layer, carbon dioxide resulting from the use of volatile compounds containing chlorine and bromine
  20. 20. Global warming is real Scientific research now demonstrates that global warming is real, catastrophic, and created by humans. These issues will depend on how soon we convert to renewable energy
  21. 21. We have just a small window… quot;Climate change is for real. We have just a small window of opportunity and it is closing rather rapidly. There is not a moment to lose. We are risking the ability of the human race to survive.“ Dr Pachauri, head of the IPCC, 2005:
  22. 22. In addition to global warming, species extinctions have reached catastrophic proportions. Biologists are calling what is happening now, the sixth mass extinction, and they are warning that we could lose more than 25 percent of the species on Earth by the end of this century, creating unknown cascading effects throughout entire ecosystems.
  23. 23. The bomb is ticking away... “With climate change, there is an ecological time bomb “ International Panel Climate Change (IPCC),2005 ticking away.
  24. 24. No matter how fast we respond, the world will soon be radically different, perhaps in as little as one decade. Many of those who realize how serious our ecological crises are, do not realize how urgent they are. Our response needs to be total and immediate. It is no time for relaxing
  25. 25. The earth is finite… The Earth’s carbon cycle and hydrological cycle have limits. We must learn to live within the Earth’s limits or we will overrun our environment, and cause massive ecological collapse.
  26. 26. None of our current theories are adequate to deal with the enormity of our ecological crises. “… the environmental establishment is inherently incapable of truly addressing the climate challenge in all its magnitude …because we cannot achieve a rapid, world-wide transition to clean energy within our current market-based economic structure. If one honestly acknowledges the scale and urgency of the problem, it becomes clear that it cannot be effectively addressed without major structural changes to global economic dynamics.” Ross Gelbspan
  27. 27. way out… Ecological justice Renewable energy GOING TO WHERE
  28. 28. “The fight for justice must be integrated with the fight for life in all its forms.” James Cone “ecological justice” (eco-justice): environmental issues are inextricably tied up with issues of human justice. The reverse is also true. Issues of human justice invariably have a connection with our human degradation of the Earth. In our economic system we treat both people and natural resources as commodities to be exploited for economic gain. Changing this dynamic is our challenge
  29. 29. Creating the needed changes can bring a message of hope. We really are capable of making a profound positive shift in our thinking over the next few years. This involves redefining our concepts of success, and increasing the growing commitment to breaking free of consumerism. It also means learning new skills such as the skills of dialogue, and renewing our commitment to each other and to the natural world.
  30. 30. Making eco-justice decisions: •Sustainability :provide for long-range needs of humans and long-range preservation of nature •Sufficiency :grant all forms of life the right to share in the goods of creation Participation :involve all people and represent all life forms in decisions that affect their well-being Solidarity :recognize the kinship of all life forms and assist those who suffer most from environmental degradation
  31. 31. God's gift of responsibility for the earth dignifies humanity without debasing the rest of creation. We depend upon God, who places us in a web of life with one another and with all creation. The new ecological worldview is a moral vision based on a nurturant morality and an ethics of care, centering on empathy and responsibility. This includes creating a moral politics and a moral economy, with the requirements of the Earth, and democratic, equality at the center.
  32. 32. Creating solutions requires a total system response. Ecology now is also a system of social, economic, and political thought that sees environmental destruction as only one more symptom (along with poverty and the unequal distribution of wealth and power) of our entire unhealthy modern world-view and belief system.
  33. 33. To pull away from materialism and consumerism, we need to find non-material forms of fulfillment, and shift our spiritual focus from individual salvation to planetary salvation This will require us to see the planet as one global interrelated community of people, animals, and plants. Choosing the values of life and care, and Our future depends on overcoming materialism, requires that we respect the mystery in human life and resist how creative we can be the secularization of experience. Even though our culture is completely together, and how secularized—the sacred has not disappeared. We need to recognize and name concepts quickly we can learn. of the sacred so that they can again determine social action.
  34. 34. acting now… When we face today's crisis, we do not despair. We act Our tradition offers many glimpses of hope triumphant over despair. When Martin Luther was asked what he would do if the world were to end tomorrow, he reportedly answered, quot;I would plant an apple tree today.quot;
  35. 35. If we commit to a worldwide crash program to convert to renewable energy and planting trees to capture the CO2, the change could be less disruptive.
  36. 36. It still Otherwise the fungus only will remain...
  37. 37. I saw a new sky and a new earth But I saw a new earth and a new atmosphere.. (Apocalypse)
  38. 38. SOS SEMI-ARID – Social CarbonNeutral brazil Planting & Producing to Protect the Planet Act. Get involved. www.sos-semi-aridbrazil.blospot.com gilbertociro@biovale.ind.br
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