Yolo Interfaith Alliance for Climate Justice 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. Yolo Interfaith Alliance for Climate Justice is an independent alliance and a working group of the Cool Davis Coalition.
The mission of the Yolo Interfaith Alliance for Climate Justice is to inspire our faith communities to work together to reduce our dependence on fossil fuels, educate ourselves on climate issues and speak out for climate justice.
Interfaith Alliance is dedicated to educating members of faith groups about the urgency of reducing greenhouse gas emissions and following-up with steps that either 1) lead to a lower carbon footprint at the personal level like biking to worship instead of driving or learning to cook with less meat or at our faith community level, or 2) lead to advocacy – especially given our proximity of the state legislature – through gathering signatures on petitions, holding letter-writing sessions, taking carpools to legislative hearings and speaking, etc.
Yolo Interfaith Alliance for Climate Justice is an independent alliance and a working group of the Cool Davis Coalition. Many faith groups are Cool Davis Partners.
Here are some ways faith groups and individuals are invited to participate.
- Join the team working on “Meatless Monday” program for faith communities. Sponsor “Cool Cooking for a Cool Planet,” 2-hour vegetarian cooking classes at your faith community. Chef Debra Chase features local, seasonal produce. Learn delicious ways to reduce your food print.
- Help implement the “Travel Lite to Worship,” where faith group members to walk, bike, ride transit, or carpool to worship. A toolkit is available to help faith groups get started.
- Develop resources and plans for congregations who wish to “green” their own facilities and/or develop a campaign in conjunction with Cool Davis Cool Homes to “green” individual households within the congregation.
- Help plan the 2018 Climate Conference for all faith groups, on climate change, climate justice, and how to make our voices heard.
- Organize a screening/discussion of films or host a speaker or forum on various climate change and sustainability topics for your faith community or for all of Davis.
- Available films such as “Chasing Ice” on the melting glaciers or choose from other environmental films, including some on transitioning to a more plant-based diet to lower your food print.
The Planning Committee for the Interfaith Alliance meets monthly first Thursday of the Month at noon — RePower/Indigo office at 909 5th St . All meetings are open.
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