Events from the community:
California Interfaith Power & Light is glad to help spread the word that clean, renewable solar energy is now available to families that wouldn’t otherwise be able to afford it. In this special webinar you will learn how you how you and your congregation can help bring no-to-low cost power to families in need. The Solar Power for All Referral Campaign is a partnership between nonprofit GRID Alternatives and Interfaith Power & Light (IPL). GRID Alternatives’ Solar Affordable Housing program helps homeowners save up to 75% on their electric bills while providing a source of clean, local energy that benefits the whole community. GRID Alternatives leverages donations, rebates and incentives, and a barn-raising model where communities come together to install the systems. This makes solar affordable or even free for families in need. Register here.
Mon11Apr20167:00 pmAmerican Martyrs Church, O’Donnell Hall
American Martyrs Church, O’Donnell Hall
624 15th St., Manhattan Beach, 90266
This event will feature CIPL staff Allis Druffel, videos and group discussion on best ways to implement the prohetic call contained in Pope Francis’ powerful encyclical on ecology. An Action Team formed from this event will gather on Tuesday, April 12, at 7:00pm to discuss practical implementation strategies of Monday’s group discussion.
For more information, contact Tony Fadale at email@example.com
Thu14Apr20163:30 pmHoly Family Catholic Church, St. Joseph Center 1524 Fremont Ave., South Pasadena, 91030
In Pope Francis’ recent encyclical on ecology, Laudato si’, and sacred to many major world religions, the principle of the inter-connectedness of all life is of primary importance. We are all intimately dependent on the “web of life” in every single everyday action. Come to the “The Blessing of All Life” event on April 17. Celebrate with us and affirm this connection! The event will include interfaith prayers by leaders of several different faith traditions, and a special blessing on you and any living thing, animal or plant that you bring with you.
Contact: Allis Druffel – (310) 752-3436; firstname.lastname@example.org. ALL ARE WELCOME- TELL A FRIEND!
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Fri15Apr20166:30 pmSt. Paul’s Episcopal Cathedral
St. Paul’s Episcopal Cathedral
2728 Sixth Ave., San Diego, 92103
Join the San Diego faith community on Friday, April 15 as we celebrate the sustainability work happening in our region. World-renown climate scientist Dr. Veerabhadran Ramanathan of Scripps Institute, will be presenting his ground-breaking climate change research, his role in the Vatican’s Pontifical Academy of Sciences, and his influential presence at the U.N. Climate Talks in Paris. An inspiring video of climate action from the San Diego community will be shown, rounded up by a “Faith and Climate” tabling expo providing practical resources on how to make a more sustainable future possible. Sponsored by California Interfaith Power & Light and Simpler Living, St. Paul’s Episcopal Cathedral.
Time: 6:30pm – reception with Dr. Ram and California Interfaith Power & Light president, The Rev. Sally Bingham – $25 suggested donation at the door
7:30pm – program with Dr. Ramanathan, video and tabling expo – free.
RSVP here; Contact: Allis Druffel (310) 752-3436; email@example.com
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Wed04May20168 a.m. - NoonSt. Mary's Cathedral 1111 Gough Street, San Francisco
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Thu05May20166:30 pm. - 8 p.m. San Carlos, CA 94070
Learn about the ‘whole-house’ concept of energy efficiency and comfort at this workshop.
We will help you:
• Maximize the efficiency of your lighting and appliances.
• Qualify for rebates for appliances.
• Reduce energy waste and your carbon footprint.
Don’t miss out on this special event!
Bonus! You will receive a free advanced LED light bulb at the workshop.
Don’t miss out on our freshly baked cookies and other healthy snacks!
Please go to https://sancarlos.stepupandpowerdown.com/events/ to RSVP and to view our other events in the area.
Sat07May20167 p.m. - 8 p.m. Our Savior Lutheran Church 1035 Carol Lane Lafayette, CA, 94549
California is a beautiful state blessed with remarkable weather. However, due to global warming, our weather is changing, with devastating effects. We need to take action to slow this process. The Contra Costa chapter of Citizen’s Climate Lobby (CCL) is hosting a presentation by Dana Nuccitelli that powerfully addresses this important issue. Dana holds a B.A. in Astrophysics from UC Berkeley and an M.S. in Physics from UC Davis. He is a well-known climate blogger and writes for the UK’s Guardian and works with CCL. His relaxed presentation style and sense of humor will make for an entertaining and informative evening.
Sat21May2016Sun29May2016All over SF
The San Francisco Bicycle Coalition, Walk San Francisco, San Francisco Interfaith Council and leaders from local CIPL member congregations are partnering to create Walk & Bike to Worship Week from Saturday, May 21 to Sunday, May 29.
Throughout the week various congregations will celebrate walking, biking and taking transit to their place of worship. Congregations may sign up and choose which day they wish to participate and promote to members of their organization. We invite and encourage all places of worship to participate. When you sign up you will receive a free Walk & Bike to Worship toolkit to help with your event.
Walk & Bike to Worship is an event that gives that gives your congregation and community members the opportunity to raise the visibility of walking, biking, and/or taking transit to worship to make communities safer and more pleasant places to live. Additionally, it’s a collective celebration that promotes physical activity, health, and safety for neighbors and the environment.
Fri03Jun20167 p.m. - 9 p.m. Grace Cathedral, San Francisco
What do you want the future to sound like? Listen. Then Act.
Join California Interfaith Power & Light for a performance of The ClimateMusic Project’s original work by composer Erik Ian Walker, “Climate,” which takes us through more than 500 years of the climate’s past, present and possible futures. The performance integrates science-inspired music with synchronized visuals that combine to add an accessible, visceral element to the underlying data.
A post-concert panel discussion and public reception will cap this evening that is sure to move and inspire.
With Erik Ian Walker on keyboards, Thomas Dimuzio on synthesizer and live sampling, Michele Walther on violin, Bill Noertker on bass guitar, Scott Brazieal on keyboards and live mixing by Angela Lee.
Sat25Jun20161 p.m. - 4 p.m.Oakland City Hall
On June 27, the Oakland City Council will finally decide what to do about coal. Will the City Council ban coal or will it sentence us to a 66-year-long compromise with the developer that would make Oakland the biggest coal exporting city on the West Coast?
Join No Coal in Oakland on Saturday, June 25, for a large rally at City Hall starting at 1 p.m.
Mon11Jul20167:30 pmCongregation Netivot Shalom, Berkeley
Environmental leadership means building trust and acting together. Israelis, Palestinians, Jordanians and students from around the globe emerge as friends and colleagues.
FEATURING GUEST SPEAKERS:
David Lehrer, Executive Director of the Arava Institute for Environmental Studies
David earned a joint Masters Degree in Management Science from Boston University and Ben Gurion University and has served as Director of the Arava Institute for Environmental Studies since 2001. David also founded the Green Kibbutz Association and the Alliance for Peace in the Middle East.
Manar Sarie, Graduate of the Arava Institute
Manar is a water engineer who earned her Masters Degrees in Engineering/Public Policy and Desert Studies and studied at the Arava Institute for Environmental Studies. Manar is a Muslim, Arab-Israeli who is passionate about sustainable development, environmental advocacy, conflict resolution and peace-building
Congregation Netivot Shalom
1316 University Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94702
For more information, please contact Tal Shaked at firstname.lastname@example.org or 415.677.9600 x974.
RSVP by July 7, 2016 to email@example.com or 415.677.9600 x968.
Tue16Aug20166 - 8 p.m. Cafeteria 15 L (1116 15th St, Sacramento, CA 95814)
As our state enters summer 2016 with extreme heat, the threat of rolling blackouts and increasing wildfires, we at California Interfaith Power & Light are finding strength and hope in the enduring commitment of our member congregations, volunteers and visionary legislators like Senators Fran Pavley and Ricardo Lara.
Senator Fran Pavley, who, as an Assembly Member, authored California’s landmark climate legislation, AB 32, has devoted her efforts to bills aimed at public health protection, renewable energy, and pollution reduction. AB 1493 and AB 32 are now models for other states and nations. In 2010 President Obama implemented national clean car standards, modeled on AB 1493 (Clean Car Regulations), also known as the "Pavley law." During a special ceremony in the White House Rose Garden, the president personally thanked Senator Pavley for her work on creating a clean, safe, secure energy future for California and the United States.
Senator Ricardo Lara is a public health and environmental champion who is currently leading the effort to reduce super pollutants like methane, black carbon and fluorinated gases. Senator Lara authored both SB 673, which is helping our state to ensure that vulnerable communities are protected from hazardous waste, as well as SB 1204, which is financing zero and near-zero emission trucks, buses, and other vehicles to clean up the air we breathe.
Please join us on August 16th for the 1st
California Interfaith Power & Light
Climate Visionary Leadership Awards: A celebration honoring Sacramento legislators championing climate protection
Tuesday, August 16
Cafeteria 15 L
1116 15th St, Sacramento, CA 95814
If you, your organization, house of worship or business would like to be a sponsor of CIPL's Climate Visionary Leadership Awards, please click here.
Thank you to our event sponsors
American Lung Association of California
Catholic Charities of Stockton
Northern California Board of Rabbis
Lutheran Office of Public Policy
EDF Clean Energy Program
Tue16Aug20169 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Fri19Aug201612:00 pm555 Post Street, San Francisco
Reverend Sally Bingham, Executive Director, Interfaith Power and Light's Regeneration Project
Rabbi Marvin Goodman, Executive Director, Northern California Board of Rabbis
Sumbul Ali Karamali, Author, The Muslim Next Door
Michael Pappas, Executive Director, San Francisco Interfaith Council—Moderator
Representatives of the three Abrahamic faiths will discuss each of their faith's views about protecting the Earth, caring for the environment and being proactive in combatting climate change, which many believe is Earth's biggest problem. Rev. Bingham will also describe the work of the Regeneration Project, which promotes renewable energy and conservation as part of Interfaith Power and Light, an interfaith climate change initiative.
Location: 555 Post Street, San Francisco
Time: 11:30 a.m. check-in, noon program
MLF: Middle East
Program organizer: Celia Menczel
Notes: Part of our special August series Big Solutions for Big Problems, generously sponsored by Ernst & Young
Sat20Aug20162 p.m. - 4 p.m. Newman Hall, 2700 Dwight Way, Berkeley CA 94706
Lecture and Discussion to mark the one-year Anniversary of Pope Francis’ Encyclical Laudato Si’
On Care for our Common Home
“Pope Francis and the Care for Creation in the South Asian Context”
lecture by distinguished scholar, professor, and social activist
Thomas Massaro, S.J.
Dean of the Jesuit School of Theology, Santa Clara University, at the Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley
Professor of Moral Theology
Saturday, August 20, 2016
From 2 – 4 p.m.
Newman Hall, 2700 Dwight Way, Berkeley CA 94706
Dr. Massaro’s, S.J. lecture will be preceded by short media presentations on the ecological and environmental challenges throughout South Asia (India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Maldives, Sri Lanka)
The lecture will be followed by an inter-faith discussion forum with audience questions and participation
For RSVP and more information please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Wed05Oct201610 a.m. - 5 p.m.375 11th Street Oakland, CA 94607
Participants will hear from green businesses based in Oakland and the East Bay, local officials, investors, faith leaders and more, and share input on how to bring more jobs and opportunity to our communities as we fight climate change. From clean tech to urban farming, green transportation to forestry, let’s build a local economy that works for everyone and protects the planet.
Sun06Nov20164 p.m. - 6 p.m. 1100 California Street, San Francisco, CA 94108
Join Interfaith Power & Light's Founder & President, the Rev. Canon Sally Bingham at longtime California IPL member congregation, Grace Cathedral for a screening of Leonardo DiCaprio's new personal and passionate film on the climate crisis, "Before the Flood." The screening will take place from 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. in the Wilsey Conference Center in the lower level of cathedral.
This film screening is one of many occurring in congregations across the nation in collaboration with the national Interfaith Power & Light campaign. The first ten attendees will receive a free signed copy of "Love God, Heal Earth"
View the Trailer below:
Sun06Nov20164:00pm - 6:00pmTemple Isaiah, 10345 W. Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, 90064
Dinner and Screening of The Years of Living Dangerously, "Moving a Mountan", followed by a panel discussing various aspects of the climate crisis, including CIPL staff member Allis Druffel. Led by Senior Rabbi Zoe Klein. This is the first of three presentations at Temple Isaish, led by their Green Team. Subsequent events: Friday, December 9, 6:15pm - Jazz Shabbat and Dinner with Senator Fran Pavley; and Thursday, January 26, 7:30pm - presentation from Tom Steyer, philanthropist and climate champion. Contact Steve Fox for more information - MinuskSF@aol.com.
Tue15Nov20166:00 amCivic Center, San FranciscoFriends and allies of California IPL are organizing the following gathering on Tuesday, November 15th. Please consider attending. Additional events are being planned around California.When water is being threatened, sacred sites are desecrated, rubber bullets, tasers, bean bags, and pepper spray are fired, continued violations of treaties and human rights, protectors being jailed, media communications being jammed, it is time we stand together in the BAY AREA in solidarity with the peoples of Standing Rock Sioux Reservation, in North Dakota, and against the Dakota Access Pipeline.
US Army Corps of Engineers Demands:
* Deny Permit to Bore Under the Missouri River
* Full Environmental Impact Statement must be completed.
Please write and bring a letter, to the event, addressed to the Army Corps of Engineers with your concerns about denying a permit to bore under the Missouri River, the permitting process, an Environmental Impact Review, and the protection of sacred and historic cultural sites.
Monday, November 14th: Call, Email, Write Letters!
Tuesday, November 15th: Sunrise Ceremony& Mass Nonviolent Direct Action at Army Corps of Engineers, SF
Tuesday 11/15: Spread the word and join us at 6:30am on this nationwide day of action. If you can join us in risking arrest taking nonviolent direct action, please attend an action training-orientation (times/locations will be posted soon) and please form or join an "affinity group" of friends/students/
neighbors/family/ co-workers/congregation/ community to participate with you.
Monday 11/14: Gather in community and hold letter-writing, emailing, and calling parties to the Army Corps of Engineers, White House, Funders of DAPL, local representatives, and DOJ. If you can't gather, mobilize yourself and friends to make these calls on Mon 11/14!! We need to support our protectors at Standing Rock - call to stop the violations by DAPL and militarized police to protectors, sacred sites, and indigneous people. They are close to the Missouri River!! Let's flood their offices!
INDIGENOUS-LED PRAYERFUL ACTION. ABSOLUTELY NO DRUGS/ALCOHOL ALLOWED.
Thu17Nov2016Sat19Nov2016Closing Reception from 6:00 - 8:00PM2566 Telegraph Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704
An art show in response to Pope Francis’s “Encyclical on Climate Change and Inequality, On Care For Our Common Home.” The point of view of the Encyclical is that everyone and everything is related and there is a fundamental basis for human dignity and for our obligation to care for one another, the planet, and the diverse creatures on it.
For those of us that sense a bigger presence in our world, the environmental crisis can be viewed as a spiritual crisis. Brother Sun and Sister Moon is not peculiar to any religious belief or non-belief.
Curated by Elisabeth Jones MFA and John Teply MFA.
Sun20Nov201611:30 am1980 E Hamilton Ave, San Jose, CA 95125
At 11:30 AM, Sunday, November 20th, the First Congregational Church of San Jose, located at 1980 Hamilton Avenue, San Jose 95125-5638 (corner of Leigh and Hamilton Avenues), will be co-hosting a climate change event with California Interfaith Power & Light (The Regeneration Project) regarding the future of the United Nations Paris Climate Change Agreement. This will include a showing of Leonardo DiCaprio’s 90-minute documentary “Before the Flood.”
Here is a description of this highly acclaimed documentary:
Before the Flood presents a riveting account of the dramatic changes now occurring around the world due to climate change, as well as the actions we as individuals and as a society can take to prevent catastrophic disruption of life on our planet. The film follows DiCaprio as he travels to five continents and the Arctic speaking to scientists, world leaders, activists and local residents to gain a deeper understanding of this complex issue and investigate concrete solutions to the most pressing environmental challenge of our time."
And here’s a note from former Sierra Club chapter director John Cordes: "if you want to understand why we need to re-double our efforts in fighting climate change, all you'll need to do is see the countless comments decrying Climate Change as being a hoax.”
Moderating this event will be Susan Stephenson, Executive Director, the Regeneration Project, and Keith Casto, an energy and environmental attorney and member of the congregation, both of whom attended the Paris Conference.
If you have any questions, please call Cindy Eckhardt at 408/377-7121 or email email@example.com