Interfaith Environment Conference

Interfaith Climate Crisis Conference

2nd Annual Climate Crisis Conference: Putting our Faith into Action
Open to clergy and worshipers of any faith and interested others.

Keynote Speaker: Adrienne Alvord
Western States Director of Union of Concerned Scientists
Science and Faith: Working Together to Inspire Action on Climate Change

Choice of two workshops:

  • Speaking up:  How to be effective in responding to policy-makers (politicians) and opinion-makers (media).  Use our voices effectively together.  (Libby Sholes,  CA Council of Churches)
  • Taking Action for Climate Justice–How Values Become Behavior:  Explore barriers to action.   Identify your passion, find or form a group, and learn how action for climate justice helps us grow, as individuals and people of faith.  (Beth Robbins, St. Martin’s Episcopal)
  • Cooking for a Cool Climate: using local, seasonal produce and “unplugged” techniques as a way of greening your food print and eating healthfully, too.  Demonstrations, tips and recipes.  (Debra Chase, an experienced personal chef.)
  • Greening your household:  Become a Cool Home like these faith families who share their experiences conserving energy in their houses, shifting their transportation modes, and producing less waste. (panel)
  • Greening our places of worship: three ways to go green:  information on financing solar, taking the challenge to “Travel Lite to worship” and leave the car at home, and  creating less wasteful practices for church events and communications. (panel)
  • Reflecting on Interfaith statements on Climate Change:   discussion of written climate commitments from various faith groups.  (Stephanie Carucci, Davis Friends Meeting)
  • Enjoy refreshments for a Cool Climate. Learn Pete Seeger’s “God’s counting on me, God’s counting on you.”  Join the Cool Homes Campaign.

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