I was interviewed by reporter Kevin Buey of the Headlight, a daily newspaper in Deming, New Mexico. The day before, Buey had written an excellent piece about a “Southwest Desert Sustainability Project” slated for the area. Southwest Desert Sustainabilty is a non-profit organization developed to help homeowners evaluate their energy efficiency. These reviews are offered in conjunction with: “Rebuild New Mexico.” A thrust of the project is to show homeowners in this area how to retrofit with more insulation in tandem with adding solar devices. (The sun shines more than 300 days a year here on average.) I told Buey that our platform asks Americans to considerably ratchet up their “environmental stewardship.” That is if I’m running a bunch of unneeded lights in the house, wastefully filling empty rooms with central heat/air, spending the extra money on entertainment, unecessary clothes, junk food (instead of insulation, wind turbines and solar panels)… in a moral sense, I’m sinning all over the place [read: a major case of gluttony]. What’s more, my lifestyle choices in our current, predominant energy paradigm are causing carcinogens and global warming gasses (as we burn fossil fuels) to be released into the atmosphere at an alarming pace… Pro-Life issue? Sure. Moral issue. Of course. However, the reason you’re not hearing this from most of the pulpits of America is because the priests and ministers are themselves living in big homes/rectories with central air/heat… Question: When is the last time you’ve seen a Rectory with a wind turbine or solar panel on the roof?