These days, despair is preached. The sort of despair that makes it inescapable and inevitable that, one day, we will write a letter to future generations telling them we are so very sorry for what we did to the planet, so very sorry for listening to people who made excuses, so very sorry they (our […]

I’m going to tell you the story of how a species was saved in a McDonald’s parking lot. The Clinch River, which begins in Virginia and flows southwest into Tennessee, is renowned for the incredible diversity of life in its waters, especially its unique variety of freshwater mussels. In addition to being home to a […]

I saw a bumper sticker once that said, “when you throw something away, where is away?” I’m not an expert in plastic disposal, but I spend 40 (plus) hours a week fighting energy choices that similarly assume we can take something from the earth, process it in an incredibly damaging way, use it up, and […]

Earth Teach Me

Earth Teach Me Rev. Anthony Makar March 6, 2016   Come run the hidden pine trails of the forest Come taste the sunsweet berries of the Earth Come roll in all the riches all around you And for once never wonder what they’re worth The rainstorm and the river are my brothers The heron and […]

The Prophetic Environmentalism of Rachel Carson Rev. Anthony Makar Jan. 10, 2015 This past December, thousands of delegates—representatives of 195 nations, including our Presi-dent, Barack Obama—erupted in cheers and ovations. They had just accomplished a historic break-through on an issue central to nothing less than the survival of the human race—an issue that had […]