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  •  and many of the saints too (6+ / 0-)

    St Francis.  

    of pope francis makes it a point that the Catholic church
    should lead in Renewable energy, zero carbon, climate change.

    If every catholic church were to put Solar panels on their roofs, and to replace their fleet vehicles with electrics,
    it would be a very big deal.

    Sure, they may spend some more time charging, but a
    priest can always use time to read scripture, stories of saints, or work on projects.

    if the Catholic church were to go 100% carbon free, and
    declare that it's a goal for every Catholic to try to do the same?

    It would be Huge.

    •  It Would Be Something (0+ / 0-)

      It would be more than what so far is just words.

      "When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro." - HST

      by DocGonzo on Fri Nov 29, 2013 at 04:34:47 PM PST

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      •  It surely would be...ah...is something. (8+ / 0-)

        Dateline 12/10/10
        http://inhabitat.com/...

        Last year Inhabitat reported that the Vatican was spending $660 million on a massive 100MW photovoltaic installation that would effectively be Europe’s largest solar power plant. Now complete and in operation, the installation of this array has not only made Vatican City the first solar powered nation state in the world, but according to the state’s official newspaper, it is now the greenest state in the world.

        I'm a Vietnam Era vet. I'm also an Erma Bombeck Era vet. When cussing me out and calling me names please indicate which vet you would like to respond to your world changing thoughts.

        by Just Bob on Fri Nov 29, 2013 at 04:48:45 PM PST

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        •  what if this became a papal directive (0+ / 0-)

          require every diocese to become carbon free
          as soon as possible

          either wind, solar, tidal.

          and for their vehicles to be EV as soon as options
          become available.  

          think of what this would mean, if the one of the
          largest religions of the west were to push this

        •  Vatican Investment (0+ / 0-)

          Yes, I applaud the Vatican for investing in lowering its energy bills. Because that reduces its pollution. It's spending the savings on the poor, right?

          Oh, BTW, that was the previous pope (still drawing a salary and living off those donations from poor people) in 2010. So yeah, so far just words from this pope.

          "When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro." - HST

          by DocGonzo on Sat Nov 30, 2013 at 11:42:09 AM PST

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