Congregational Green Teams are probably already gearing up for Earth Day/Earth Week/ Earth Month. But if you need some ideas to get you going, here are some ways to join others locally, nationally and globally in acknowledging that we are stewards of the Earth and the living beings who exist on Earth.
Climate Solutions Accelerator of the Genesee/Finger Lakes will host a Climate Solutions Summit. On Saturday, April 23, there will be virtual presentations on climate solutions in various sectors of climate action with panel discussion; one of them includes climate action for faith-based organizations. And on April 24 there will be a variety of service-based activities and educational field trips arranged by Climate Solutions Accelerator. For lots more information go to Summit — Climate Solutions Accelerator (climategfl.org) The program is designed for climate activists as well as those who are concerned about the climate and are wondering what can be done.
On the national and international level there are two faith-based climate groups you may want to check out. One is Interfaith Power and Light. Their theme this year is Sacred Trust: Our Children's Right to a Livable Future. They are recommending a virtual showing of the recent film Youth v Gov and RAICA hopes to host a free screening; it will be sometime between April 11 and May 1. Stay tuned. Find out more at Faith Climate Action Week 2022 | Interfaith Power and Light. There are some suggested actions that can be downloaded for free now.
The second national and international faith-based group is Greenfaith, which originated in Australia. They are emphasizing The Sacred Season for Climate Justice. During the interval between March and May there are numerous religious holy days and also the Equinox, Earth Day and World Water Day. They urge everyone to make their voices heard in this sacred season to call for an end to fossil fuel extraction, to phase out current fossil fuels and/or support a just climate transition. Read more at Sacred Season for Climate Justice - GreenFaith (https://greenfaith.org/sacred-season/).
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