Some people, in order to discover God, read books. But there is a great book: the very appearance of created things. Look above you! Look below you! Read it. God, whom you want to discover, never wrote that book with ink. Instead He set before your eyes the things that He had made. Can you ask for a louder voice than that? --St. Augustine (354-430), De Civit. Dei, Book XVI
Climate Justice week in San Francisco- Sept. 11 - Sept. 14 , 2018 - to prepare for the Climate Summit on the 14th.
People are coming from all over the world for the Summit that will do the work needed for the US to
continue to meet the Paris Climate Accord mandates. Other actvities will take place all week , some faith
based and some not.
Wednesday September 12, 2018 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. — Dining Room
Climate Justice Simulation
Host: Elizabeth Chun Hye LEE, United Methodist Women
United Methodist Women’s Climate Justice Simulation role-play experience is based on real situations faced by three U.S. communities in their struggles to contend with and organize around environmental injustices. Through the course of the role-playing simulation, participants will: 1) Gain knowledge about the local conditions that aggravate climate change. 2) Move toward more informed advocacy in solidarity with local communities. 3) Be introduced to the work of three community organizations addressing these particular climate justice issues. Attendees will participate in one of three contexts – industrial, indigenous, and mountaintop removal zones – and will be able gain the tools to lead the Climate Justice Simulation themselves.
Multi-faith service participation – Wed Sept 12 – 4PM PST
We are invited to join Grace Cathedral and groups from diverse faith and spiritual communities to a multi-faith service on the eve of the Global Climate Action Summit (GCSAS) at 4:00 pm Pacific time on Wednesday, 12 September at Grace Episcopal Cathedral in San Francisco.
Please reserve your seat here: https://livingthechange.net/interfaith-service-high-level-leaders.
The service represents an opportunity for leaders and people of diverse faiths and spiritualities to come together in shared concern for our precious planet, to underscore the moral urgency of action on climate change at every level of society, and to celebrate climate commitments made by religious and spiritual groups and individuals globally.
In the spirit of the GCAS, we are inviting all people and faith communities to make a climate change commitment. At this stage of the climate crisis, we must send the message that we are all putting our beliefs into action for the Earth. These faith pledges and commitments from around the world will be celebrated during the service and shared with leaders attending the GCAS. You can register your commitment here: https://www.interfaithpowerandlight.org/were-still-in-paris/
Cambrian Park has been at the forefront of Green Ministry for many years. Some examples are:
- Water saving
- landscaping with water saving native plants since 2008
- Replaced all toilets on campus with low-flow toilets 2009
- Replaced our old lawn sprinklers with new water saving types 2015
- Replace all light bulbs with energy efficient, cost saving bulbs
- Installed a 24.42 kW Solar System, offsetting 68% of usage, and 90% of electrical bill
- Support Fair Trade Industries that promote sustainable products with just compensation
Green Resolutions for 2018
We hope that you have a passion for the environment. Think about what you can do at home to help with the climate
change issues that are ongoing and getting worse.
Here are just a few examples for you.
- Switch to more organic and Non GMO food choices to protect your health.
- Women, switch to make up, lotions and mouth products without toxic ingredients.
- Buy a reusable water and coffee container and carry them with you.
- Don’t buy anything with Styrofoam.
- Get a plug strip that you can plug your electronics into that can be turned off with a switch to save electricity.
- If you need new appliances make sure they are the energy star type and buy scrip from CPUMC to pay for them.
- Buy a clothesline to use during spring and summer when the rain stops.
- Need a new car? Buy an electric or hybrid.
Search the web for Environmental or climate change online websites and see what is happening that you can help with. Try NRDC, Blessed Earth,& Creation Care sites. We need to try and make a positive difference in this world that God has gifted to us.
What will you do?
For more information, or to get involved, contact Betty Dickey at email@example.com