Sat23Sep20178:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. St. Francis of Rome Catholic Church, Riverbank, CAThe Franciscan Action Network and Climate Reality Project, together with the Environmental Justice Program at Catholic Charities, will be holding an Environmental Justice Advocacy training, happening next month on September 23rd. On-site registration begins at 8:30 am, with the workshop starting at 9 am, then concluding at 2 pm.This workshop is open to everyone and anyone, and will have a faith-based flavor to it, as there will be a presentation on Pope Francis' encyclical, Laudato Si and Catholic Social Teaching, for example.Email: Christopher Prado for further details email@example.com
Sun24Sep201711:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Westminster Presbyterian Church 240 Tiburon Blvd.
Westminster Presbyterian Church
Sunday September 24 – 11:15 to 12:15 p.m.
240 Tiburon Blvd in Tiburon across from Cove Shopping Center
Join with neighbors and friends, hear from people like yourself
Learn about actions you can take now to help care for Creation
Discover solutions/actions we can implement to mitigate current conditions that are increasing climate change and hurting our environment
Visit booths that will showcase activities and actions you can take. Come to explore, get tips, ask questions and learn:
- Marin bicycle routes
- electric bikes
- electric cars
- solar energy
- grey water made easy
- Imperfect Produce
- vegetarian and vegan cooking
- environment and social governance investing
- food insecurity and its relationship to environmental safety
- eco friendly gardening
- Resilient Neighborhoods CO2 reduction workshop
- Marin’s home efficiency and upgrade rebate program
- Living with less plastic
a free event - open to the entire faith community
Tue31Oct20176:30 pm110 The Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA
While solar panels and electric cars are typically associated with upper-class white folk, the transition to clean energy is also a civil rights issue. Communities of color often live closest to factories and refineries that spew toxic pollution. That’s one reason why polls show more African Americans and Latinos say climate is a serious concern than non-Hispanic whites.
Rev. Dr. Gerald Durley (a longtime IPL national board member) works with preachers and activists across the country advocating for a cleaner and more inclusive economy. Join Climate One for a conversation about the climate and civil rights movements.
Wed15Nov20176:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.Islamic Cultural Center of Northern California, 1433 Madison St, Oakland, CA 94612
Each year California Interfaith Power & Light gathers to celebrate the work of congregations throughout the Golden State who are taking action to protect our common home. Our annual awards event honors communities of faith who are responding to climate change as a moral issue, by standing up to the fossil fuel industry and leading the transition to a climate healthy future. From installing solar and EV charging stations to planting trees and gardens, upgrading lights to speaking up for clean air, transit and energy California's many faith communities are becoming models of sustainability, resilience and climate justice. Raising prophetic voices and leading exemplary congregations.
We hope you will join us on Wednesday, November 15, 2017, at the Islamic Cultural Center of Northern California as we cheer on one another along pathways to climate neutrality.
Wed24Jan2018Thu25Jan2018The California Endowment's Oakland Conference Center, in Downton Oakland, CA.
Why Should Californians Attend This Unique Conference?
From high levels of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), to job and financial struggles, racism and other forms of inequity and injustice, traumatic stress is epidemic today. Climate change will aggravate all of these existing adversities, and add many new ones as well. Yet, California is leading the U.S. in finding innovative new ways to address personal, family, and community traumas--and on reducing carbon emissions. This conference will show how, by breaking down silos and connecting these issues, California can also lead the nation in building widespread levels of individual and psycho-social-spiritual resilience that prevents harmful human reactions to the hardships generated by rising temperatures while advancing social equity and motivating people to reduce carbon emissions.
Here is the challenge:
Even with aggresive emission reductions, global temperatures will rise by 2.7 degrees Fahrenheit (1.5C) above pre-industrial levels, possibly within just 9-10 years, and by 3.6 degrees (2C) or higher afterwards. Humanity is entering an era of dramatic changes in the earth's climate and ecological systems that for decades will produce gut-wrenching shocks and stresses for people until successful emission cuts bring temperatures back down to safe levels again.
The U.N. Inter-Agency Standing Committee states that mental health, psychosocial, and humanitarian crisis are often closely connected. Yet, almost no attention has been given to preparing people in California for the psychological and psycho-social-spiritual impacts of climate change.
Many individuals and groups statewide are consequently unprepared for the challenges that lie ahead. Many are also unaware of how climate adversities can be used as transformational catalysts to bring people together across racial, ethnic, religious, geographic, and economic lines to build widesperead levels of individual and collective resilience that create tangibly better conditions for everyone while advancing social equity and justice and making the changes needed to reduce the climate crisis to manageable levels.
This conference will directly address these risks and opportunities by explaining:
- Why climate change is the ultimate social determinant of mental and physical health and how, left unaddressed, the disasters and chronic toxic stresses generated by climate change will produce rising psychological problems including deblilitating anxiety, depression, PTSD, and suicides, as well as psycho-social-spiritual maladies such as hopelessness, child and spousal abuse, crime, we vs them hatred, and interpersonal violence that threaten the safety, health, and wellbeing of everyone.
- How these harmful human reactions also threaten to staff efforts to cut carbon emissions and delay efforts to reduce global temperatures to manageable levels.
- How building widespread levels of personal and collective resilience can minimize the harmful human reactions to climate impacts by creating a trauma-informed and skilled populace and bring people together to engage in actions that greatly enhance personal, social, and ecological wellbeing.
The conference will achieve these goals by:
- Offering a diverse array of informative presentations and workshops by leading experts who will describe preventative skills, tool, and policies that can be applied at the individual, family, organizational, and community levels to build personal and psycho-social-spiritual resilience.
- Providing an opportunity to meet and network with people from the non-profit, public, and private sectors and civil society from throughout California and elsewhere working on similar issues.
- Facilitating the development of action plans attendees can use to expand existing or launch new initiatives to grow a powerful human resilience building movement in California.
California can lead the way again!
Many states are following California's lead on reducing greenhouse gases. It also has some of the leading programs focused on preventing ACEs, advancing social equity, and addressing other injustices and adversities. This conference will show how by linking these efforts, California can build a powerful human resilience-building movement that prevents harmful reactions to climate-enhanced traumas and stresses and many other adversities, while advancing social equity and reducing carbon emissions.