In Fall 2021, North Carolina Interfaith Power & Light (NCIPL), a program of the NC Council of Churches launched a webinar series to begin to educate faith communities about the problem of hog waste biogas and to amplify local community voices on the issue.
The series kicked off on October 12th at 6 p.m. with the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) hearing from citizens who would be affected by hog waste biogas technology and permitting.
The first webinar held on October 19th at 7 p.m. offered introductory education about the process and the problems of biogas and the impacts on communities in eastern NC. Watch via YouTube
- Sherri White-Williamson – Environmental Justice Community Action Network (EJCAN)
Will Hendrick – North Carolina Conservation Network, Environmental Justice Advocate
- Devon Hall – Rural Empowerment Association for Community Help (REACH)
The second webinar held on November 2nd at 7 p.m. provided activists and community leaders the opportunity to share how communities of faith can collaborate with and support them in the effort to protect their health and well-being. Watch via YouTube
- Blakely Hildebrand – Southern Environmental Law Center (SELC), Staff Attorney
Donna Chavis – RedTailed Hawk Collective, Founder
Daisha Williams – Clean AIRE NC, Environmental Justice Manager
- Rev. Mac Ledgerton – United Church of Christ – Ordained Minister
- Larry Baldwin – Crystal Coast Waterkeeper
Please help us spread the word about this important issue that deserves our moral attention!