Yolo Interfaith Alliance for Climate Justice updates
The newly forming Yolo Interfaith Alliance for Climate is open to any faith group members, or even non-faith folks, who wish to address climate justice and climate disruption issues on a variety of levels. Currently we have people from 8-10 faith groups meeting on a monthly basis. The group is a partner of Cool Davis as are some of the individual faith groups.
Here are some ways faith groups and individuals are invited to participate.
Help plan the “Travel Lite Challenge,” a friendly competition between faith group members to walk, bike, ride transit, or carpool to the first worship of every month, culminating in a month-long “May is Bike Month” celebration.We are preparing a toolkit to help faith groups get started, and our goal is to collect useful data over the course of the year that shows the ghg emissions reductions. Contact: Juliette at firstname.lastname@example.org or 530-902-8407
Next Meeting: possibly Sept. 19th, 4-5:30pm, St. Martin’s Episcopal Church library, new members
Develop resources for congregations who wish to “green” their own facilities and/or develop a campaign to “green” individual households within the congregation.
Contact: Jim Cramer at email@example.com
Help plan the 2014 March Conference for all faith groups, perhaps on how to make our voices heard through advocacy. Contact: Judy Moores at firstname.lastname@example.org or 530-756-4639
Co-sponsor “Cool Cooking for a Cool Planet,” 2-hour vegetarian cooking classes by Chef Debra Chase featuring local, seasonal produce. Learn delicious ways to reduce your food print.
Contact: Lynne Nittler at email@example.com or 530-756-8110
Organize a screening and discussion of “Chasing Ice,” a film on the melting glaciers. Contact: Beth Robbins at firstname.lastname@example.org or 319-981-6555
Staff a table for the Yolo Interfaith Alliance for Climate Justice on September 21 at the Farmers Market and at a Yolo Interfaith Alliance table at the Cool Davis Festival on Oct. 12. Help spread the word about Travel Lite & other projects!
Contact: Lynne at email@example.com 530-756-8110
The Interfaith Planning Committee meets at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church in the library on the 4th Thursday of the month from 4:00-5:30. The next meeting is September 26. All meetings are open.
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