Faith Climate Action Week—April 17-23, National

2017-04-17 - 2017-04-23 All day
2600-2682 Sunflower Rd, Green, KS 67447, USA 2600-2682 Sunflower Rd, Green, KS 67447, USA

From Interfaith Power and Light (http://interfaithpowerandlight.org):

See also: http://paipl.us/event/faith-climate-action-week-your-congregation-community-home/

Have you made your plans for Faith Climate Action Week yet? This year it will encompass seven days in April surrounding Earth Day. The theme is “Act on Climate” and will focus on how we can protect our climate and energy policies.  This is our premier event to connect our religious values with climate action and get climate sermons preached from the pulpit!

In addition to our sample sermons on caring for Creation and the climate, we’ll have resources and links for outdoor activities, music, service projects, postcards for our U.S. Senators, prayer flags for the People’s Climate March, and more to help involve and educate your congregation on protecting the climate.

Sign up now and be the first to access the free downloadable kit, or to order the limited hard copies. Meanwhile, you can explore the website for inspiration.

You can make an even bigger difference by reaching out to others in your community and encouraging them to participate. If we all do that, we’ll reach countless new people in faith communities across the country, which will build our capacity and our collective power to reduce our carbon footprint and protect Creation.

Please go to http://salsa4.salsalabs.com/o/50836/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=21075 to reserve a copy of your 2017 Faith Climate Action Week kit today.   Thank you for showing your love for Creation during Earth Week.

Related upcoming events

  • 2017-04-29 All day

    Nick Bowlin, E&E News reporter

    January 25, 2017

    As environmental advocates ramp up their opposition to the new administration, Greenpeace activists put a large protest sign on a crane near the White House today. Photo courtesy of @KarenTopakian via Twitter.

    Following last week's Women's March on Washington, activists have announced a "People's Climate March" to protest the new administration's stance on global warming.

    Scheduled for April 29 in Washington and in other cities across the country, the march will oppose President Trump's "disastrous anti-climate agenda," according to a press release from the Sierra Club. The group cited Trump's orders yesterday advancing the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines, among other policies.

    "Our planet is in crisis, and voices from around the nation must and will be heard," Michael Brune, the Sierra Club's executive director, said in the statement.

    Joining the Sierra Club is a broad coalition of advocacy groups, many of which helped organize the 2014 People's Climate March, which they said brought 400,000 people to the streets of New York City.

    Partners include climate activist groups like 350.org, Moms Clean Air Force and the Climate Justice Alliance, and other organizations like the NAACP.

    The march will follow 100 days of actions to fight Trump proposals on climate change, elimination of regulations and other issues, the group said.

    The announcement comes as at least seven Greenpeace protesters hung a "RESIST" sign from a crane in northwest D.C. this morning.


    Hershey/Hummelstown Bus

    Time to rise up stronger than methane gas from a fracking well!

    ITINERARY (Departure times are fixed, all else tentative)

    6:00 AM -- Depart Hummelstown K-Mart parking lot

    8:20 AM -- Arrive at RFK Stadium. Take metro, Uber, Capital Bikeshare(!), or walk (2 miles to Capitol). Harness that travel-related anger and get ready to march!

    9:00 AM -- 5:00 PM March, protest, take a selfie with a celebrity, get lunch, yell at something, wave a sign, stomp, take a rest in a museum, make a friend, steal the declaration of independence, etc.

    5:00 PM -- Make way back to RFK stadium (if using the metro there will probably be high congestion so plan accordingly).

    6:00 PM -- Depart RFK Stadium

    8:20 PM -- Arrive Hummelstown K-Mart parking lot


    NW Philly Bus

    Saturday, April 29--6:30 am-7:30 pm

    Leaving from Church of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, 8000 Saint Martins Lane, Philadelphia, PA 19118

    Learn more on Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1643239812367739/

  • 2017-04-29 All day

    From Creation Justice Ministries (http://www.creationjustice.org/):

    Creation Justice Ministries is preparing for the People's Climate March in Washington, DC. It has never been more urgent to show up and speak out for God's creation, and I hope you will join me in making it a priority.

    Check out our website to learn more, and sign up to let us know you're coming to DC. (Our site also has a link to sister marches in other places around the world.)

    www.creationjustice.org/climatemarch

    You can help by:

    1. Forwarding this email to friends who might attend.
    2. Spreading the word on Facebook and Twitter.
    3. Resourcing the work: Between now and Friday, April 28, we need to raise $3,000 to support our climate march work. Can you help out with a donation?

    I hope to see you in Washington, DC on Saturday, April 29!

  • 2017-04-29 18:00 - 2017-04-29 23:00

    From PennFuture (http://www.pennfuture.org):

    Who: You and the clean energy-loving folks of Pittsburgh!

    Where: Millvale's phenomenal solar venues, including its new community center, library and more.

    What: A sustainable, casual chic fundraiser with delicious food, libations, stories, a unique live and silent auction, and an inside look into local clean energy innovations and advancements, hosted by your emcee, Pittsburgh comedian Gab Bonesso!

    When: The evening of Saturday, April 29. The following is a schedule for the evening:

    • 6 p.m. – 7 p.m.: VIP Solar Garden Tea and Champagne Party, with alternative power vehicle shuttle service to ACTIVATE! Awards Celebration, Millville Solar Library ($150 per person/$250 per couple)
    • 7 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.: Rooftop Solar Tours, Millvale Solarized Community Center 
    • 7:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.: ACTIVATE! Clean Energy Innovation Awards ($50 per person/$85 per couple)
    • 9 p.m. – 11 p.m.: After Party with exciting details to be announced soon. ($25 per person/$45 per couple)

    Why:  Clean Energy Pittsburgh is a PennFuture initiative that is flipping the switch and moving toward a carbon-free future. This fundraising event will highlight and celebrate some of the more exciting strides that communities, individuals, institutions and corporations are taking, giving you inspiration to get involved and make the switch in your own neighborhood.

    How:  Click here to purchase tickets.

    ACTIVATE! Clean Energy Innovation Award Honorees:

    • Robert Levin, Individual Leadership Award recipient, for his personal commitment to integrating clean energy alternatives Millvale, Community Leadership Award, presented to Brian Wolovich, for his vision and drive to convert community facilities to solar energy.
    • Morgan O’Brien, CEO of Peoples Natural Gas, Corporate Leadership Award, for driving his company to make investments in innovation for our future
    • Bill Generett, Institutional Leadership Award, for pushing the vision of clean energy and sustainable futures into the business of the Energy Innovation Center.

    We thank our host committee:

    • Larry Schweiger, President and CEO, PennFuture
    • Carolyn Schweiger, Schweiger Designs
    • Scott Tobe, PennFuture Board Member, Signature Financial Planning
    • Brian Lang, Vice-Chairman, PennFuture Board of Directors

    *Sponsorship opportunities still available. Contact Susanne Whitehead, Director of Donor Relations, at whitehead@pennfuture.org or by calling 215-545-9681.

  • 2017-05-03 19:00 - 2017-05-03 21:00
  • 2017-05-08 - 2017-05-22 All day

    From POWER (http://www.powerinterfaith.org/):

    Walking is a tried and true way for activists to carry out a vision and link people across communities. The Power Local Green Jobs campaign will be walking across PECO's service territory, from May 8th to May 22nd, to show the utility the way to a clean energy future with good paying jobs for those who need them the most. Our "Walk for Green Jobs and Justice" initiative is the next step in our campaign to press the electric company to massively increase its use of local solar power.

    We invite you to join us at Morris Chapel Baptist (2701 N 12th St, Philadelphia, PA 19133) at 8:00 AM on Monday, May 8th to either cheer us on for the first steps of the 100 mile journey or to walk with us as we make our way to Darby!

    In each of the five counties - Delaware, Chester, Montgomery, Bucks, and Philadelphia - walkers will move from the past to the future, from old energy sites to new ones, and past crumbling infrastructure toward solar training programs and installations. After a series of trips that accumulate to 100 miles, the walk will conclude on Monday, May 22nd with a final march down Market Street from City Hall to PECO headquarters.

    Energy justice means green jobs, investment, clear air, and sustainable electricity. By traversing the region, the walk will demonstrate the connections between the struggles of neglected communities of color, divested industrial zones, and vulnerable rural areas. To join along the route or for the grand finale, please visit eqat.org/walk for up-to-date information.