You’re invited to join CIPL for aLunch and Learn on September 12th. Join us for Providing Sanctuary: Congregational Resiliency Hubs in California on Zoom. Click here to RSVP.
It is our sacred task as people of faith to protect our ecosystems, work for environmental justice, and address the climate crisis. Our houses of worship provide a unique opportunity to help our communities cope with the impacts of climate change by using their facilities to provide clean cool air (during wildfires and extreme heat) and clean energy (during power outages).
An encouraging trend is houses of worship equipping themselves as resiliency hubs. They are helping congregants and their neighborhoods prepare for and recover from climate disaster by providing safe hospitality, clean energy through solar panels and battery storage, clean air through air filtration, and so many other critical resources needed when disaster strikes. We know that extreme heat, wildfires, flooding and other climate impacts are unavoidable, and it’s up to us to make sure our community members, especially those who are most vulnerable, have safe a place to go.
Join us to learn directly from some of the faith leaders who are meeting this moment by creating resiliency hubs in their facilities – and perhaps consider the possibilities for your own faith community – on September 12th, 2023 at noon.
We will be joined by four special guests: Rabbi Marvin Goodman and Rev. John Current who’ve equipped their houses of worship with solar+storage, Rev. Ambrose Carroll of Green the Church and Rev. Heather Lee of SFCARD who will share their experiences and knowledge working with a variety of congregations on resiliency. We will also learn about neighborhood, city, and governmental partnerships, and some of the tips, and lessons learned from those who have pioneered the projects.
I hope to see you there! All you need to bring is your lunch, your attention, and your questions.