The Vatican has officially released the Papal encyclical on the environment: “Praised Be: On the Care of Our Common Home” (Laudato Si’).
Energy saving volunteers in North Carolina work at nexus of climate and poverty Community Inspiration Winner of IPL’s Cool Congregations Challenge Good Shepherd Episcopal Church Hayesville, North Carolina CO2 Reduction: 33 metric tons/year Prevents: 35,000 lbs. of coal from being burned Families helped: 40 and counting Percent CO2 Reduction: 10-20% per household A group of around ten climate concerned volunteers from Good Shepherd Episcopal Church and the Hayesville community are answering a combined moral calling to help the poor and be good stewards of Creation. Working with local poverty and charity organizations, they have helped 40 disadvantaged families reduce their […]
This post is from our friend Dave Grace, a dual degree masters candidate with Duke University’s Nicholas School of the Environment and Divinity School and creator of the Youth Faith Conservation Network, which will be leading a biodiesel bus tour of Raleigh faith communities April 25th. This blog was originally posted at the Nicolas School’s website. The excitement is building: for the first time in history, the Pope is issuing an encyclical on the environment… but wait, why is this important? Two details: 1. The Pope presides over the largest religious body with a single human head: Catholicism. He is influential. 2. The encyclical is […]
Faith Leaders printed in the News & Observer Rev. Dr. Leonard H. Bolick Rev. Jonathan Brake Rev. Jill Staton Bullard Rev. Robin P. Coira The Rt. Rev. Michael Curry Rev. Richard Edens Rev. Keith Grogg Rev. Steve Hickle The Rt. Rev. Anne Hodges-Copple Rev. Joe Hoffman Rabbi Andrew Koren Friar Michael Lasky Rev. Dr. David Jordan Rev. Randy Orwig Rev. Dr. John Pollock Rev. George Reed Rev. Dr. Bill Reinhold The Rt. Rev. Robert Skirving Rev. Dr. T. Anthony Spearman The Rt. Rev. Porter Taylor Additional Faith Leader Support Rev. Jim Abbott – Asheville Rev. Stephanie Allen – Raleigh Rev. Jeanne […]
Many IPL folks, from NC and all over the country, took to the streets of New York City this past weekend for the People’s Climate March. It was an exhilarating time and we left feeling more inspired and connected. Estimates are that over 400,000 people were at the march, making it what we had all hoped for: the largest action on climate, ever. Many well known individuals attended, including Al Gore, Leonardo DiCaprio, Ban Ki Moon of the UN, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, and African musician Angelique Kidjo. But, as the New York Times described, “it was mostly an event for concerned ordinary people.” Thousands […]