Events from the community:
Fri19Feb20215:30 pmVirtual - details below
Interested in a new car? Consider going electric! Join The Environmental Justice Project of the Stockton Catholic Diocese as they test drive an EV. Join for a chance to win 1 of 3 $100 gift cards!
Friday, February 19, 5:30pm PST
Register here or at bit.ly/FEB19VRD
More info: firstname.lastname@example.org or (209) 469-1122
Sun21Feb202112:00 amVirtual - details below
Join Kehilla Community Synagogue and amazing Black, Indigenous and People of Color Leaders to explore ways to dismantle white supremacy. Presenters include Fresh "Lev" White, Ruthie Levin, and Reba Gamson-Knight.
What does consciously anti-racist Jewish community look like? How can the process of building such a community deepen our awareness of structural racism and activate our capacities for collective liberation? Relevant to all who are engaged in uprooting racism, creating spiritual community, or passionate about Jewish culture, we invite you to join us as we launch our deepest work yet on the path to racial justice.
Sunday, February 21, 4:00pm
Tue23Feb202110:00am - 11:00am PSTVirtual - details below
It’s a new year and a new opportunity to employ the sun’s power for your congregation's energy needs! Whether you are a clergy leader, facilities manager, or an active congregant, join us on February 23 to see how you can make solar energy possible for your house of worship.
CIPL has partnered with CollectiveSun, which is dedicated to helping nonprofits fund solar projects across the country, while reducing the costs by at least 12 percent.
Wed24Feb2021Wed24Mar20216:30pm - 8:30pmVirtual - details below
This course is offered through the San Diego Catholic Diocese - Diocesan Institute and covers the spirituality of Pope Francis' encyclical Laudato si', the reality of our global environmental climate crisis, and our working responses to this crisis.
Speakers are from UCSD, Department of Defense, Catholic Relief Services, and other respected organizations. Fr. Emmet Farrell, Director of the Diocese's Creation Care Ministry may be contacted for more information - email@example.com.
Wednesday evenings - 6:30pm - 8:30p,
February 24, March 3, 10, 17, and 24
Thu11Mar2021All DayVirtual - details below
Green Faith and multiple supporters are offering a faith-filled day of climate action. Check out the webpage for the multitude events offered; participate, learn, share and act!
Thursday, March 11, all day
Click here to get more info and to register or https://greenfaith.org/take-action/
Wed14Apr20214:00pm - 6:00pmZoom (detalis below)
Climate change is one of the most urgent issues of our time. Scientists warn that we are seeing irreversible damage to global climate systems. This damage is resulting in extreme weather and chaos worldwide, such as the recent blizzard and massive power outages in Texas. Our very survival and well-being depend on what we do now to change our ways and better care for the environment. How can we become healers of our planet?
This event is sponsored by by The Guibord Center and IslamiCity. Faith storytellers are Mona Bennani - Muslim, David Partida - Aztec, and Allis Druffel - Catholic.
Date: Wednesday, April 14
Time: 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Wed21Apr20216:00pm - 7:30pmZoom (detalis below)
A move toward electrification is underway in our transportation, energy, and building sectors. This event will focus on electric vehicles, highlighting rebates, the benefits of EVs, and public health protection. We must ensure that everyone, especially those in communities most affected by poor air quality, are invited into and active in the EV revolution. This is one of the most relevant conversations happening now in our state and country, and we are happy to have you join us.
The information will be through a Watts/Long Angles viewpoint, but is applicable to all of California.
Date: Wednesday, April 21, 2021
Time: 6:00pm - 7:30
RSVP here or at bit.ly/EVRevolutionApril21
Partners: CIPL, Wattskanda, Watts Clean Air & Energy Committee
Thu22Apr20218:00am - 10:00amZoom (detalis below)
Sponsored by United Religions Initiative North America, (URI-NA), this presentation features Janice Kelsey from SolarCities CC, Allis Druffel from the CA Interfaith Power and Light CC, and Lauren Van Ham, URI's Climate Action Coordinator, to share the important work that goes into grassroots projects and advocacy for a sustainable planet.
Date: Thursday, April 22
Time: 8:00am - 10:00am
Sat24Apr20214:00pm - 5:00pmZoom (detalis below)
At Drive-Clean-A-Thon, we'll celebrate the benefits and debunk the myths. Whether you're newly e-curious or already an e-expert, you'll gain priority access to our next Preferred Pricing campaign, with discounts on new EVs.
This 60-minute live Zoom event will deliver nonstop news, expert views, and the scoop you need to save time, money, and the planet.
Date: Saturday, April 24, 2021
Time: 4:00pm - 5:00pm
More info and to RSVP, go here
Tue27Apr20215:00 pmZoom (detalis below)
Join with CIPL and others as we experience an e-tour of the world's FIRST nonprofit solar factory in Pomona, California. It's a company that is built on the aims of environmental justice, job creation, and providing solar for disadvantage households.
CIPL in Southern California has a special support mechanism for this factory, from our San Gabriel-based affiliate, Faith Climate Action. There are already groups in other parts of the country wanting to model this. The tour is sure to be exciting, impactful, and interesting so join us!
Tuesday, April 27
To RSVP, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will see you there!
Thu15Jul20216:00pm and 7:30pmZoom
How do we plan for water use in California? Where does my rainwater go? Where does my groundwater come from? How clean is my drinking water? Attend a one-hour Water Walks event and learn the answer to these questions and many more!
Presented by CIPL, Watts Clean Air & Energy Committee, Wattskanda, and Tree People.
Thursday, July 15, 6:00pm - Florence/Firestone, Goodyear/Van Meter Springs
Join in at bit.ly/WaterFlorenceFirestone
Thursday, July 15, 7:30pm - Westmont and Greater Athens
Join in at bit.ly/WaterWestmontAthens
Sat17Jul202111:00am - 2:00pmKellogg Park - Ventura
California communities are uniting in Ventura, CA on July 17 to demand freedom from fossil fuels to stop the accelerating climate crisis and fossil-fueled extreme fires, heatwaves and drought. Join a march to urge Governor Newsom to follow the lead of Ventura’s climate leaders and stop the expansion of the So Cal Gas Compressor Station and to conduct an Environmental Impact Report. This Compressor Station was identified by NASA as a super-emitter of methane, a climate change accelerant, as well as other toxins associated with fracked gas like benzene and formaldehyde.
This compressor station is adjacent to an elementary school and the Boys and Girls Club, relegating children to a sacrifice zone next to this leaking and dangerous facility. This compressor station’s proximity to children and families is unheard of compared with similar facilities nationwide that are in isolated regions, away from communities.
So Cal Gas never notified the public about this expansion project. State agencies are now denying responsibility to formally review the project after failing to notify the public. Governor Newsom has the power to help the Ventura community get due process, at minimum and Environmental Impact Report (EIR), for this project expansion. His leadership is needed now to protect public health and honor the community’s wishes for an EIR.
Gather at 11am at Kellog Park
Rally and Lunch at 12pm
March with Dancing at 12:30pm
Wrap at 2pm
There are buses leaving from Los Angeles and Santa Barbara for this event. Check out the details and sign up for one here.
Thu22Jul20217:00 pmZoomThe Cal Alumni Association is delighted to invite you to Race and Climate Change, a discussion about how climate change and race intersect nationally and globally, and how this has been happening for generations.Featuring Berkeley professors Dan Kammen and Sarah E. Vaughn, and host Mary Nemerov, this conversation will explain how collisions such as colonialism, racial injustice, the climate, science, and sustainability have collectively resulted in minority populations being pushed to live in the periphery of communities—a periphery consisting of low-income housing, neighborhoods polluted by toxins, and locations that are vulnerable to sea encroachment or severe weather events. In the US, these populations (largely represented by Black, Latino, Asian, and Indigenous peoples) not only pay a social price in terms of property ownership, education, and opportunity but also their health.
Dan and Sarah will share insights into how communities are building a common language beyond technology and economics and influencing policy makers to rethink traditional representation and distribution. We hope this discussion inspires you to make a difference in your community.
Thursday, July 22, 7:00pm
Sun25Jul20212:00pm - 3:30pmZoom
This NPR/Frontline documentary shows how the plastics industry used recycling to help sell more plastic. The problem is that the recycling plan was never on a solid foundation—only about 9% is now recycled. Some ends up in parts of the ocean which have 40 times more plastic than plankton, and enters our food chain when it is ingested by fish.
After the screening, Amy Hammes, the Recycling Specialist at the Burbank Recycling Center, will lead a discussion and Q&A session.
Hosted by the Green Team of Temple Isaiah, Los Angeles
Sunday, July 25, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Thu05Aug20219:30am - 12:30pmZoom
The Policy Summit brings together scientists and policymakers to examine the opportunities for climate action in front of California lawmakers today. Grounded in the reality of climate impacts like drought and extreme heat, the Summit will cover proposed legislation in the areas of sustainable transportation, community energy resilience, nature-based carbon sequestration, and more. Speakers will include members of the California legislature, policy advocates, and experts on climate science (full list of speakers to be announced). This will be an action-oriented webinar focused on passing legislation this year to combat the climate crisis and safeguard communities.
Sponsored by The Climate Center.
Thursday, August 5, 9:30am - 12:30pm
Wed25Aug2021Thu26Aug20219:00am - 5:00pmVirtual
CIPL is gearing up for its second set of Advocacy Days slated for August 25 and 26.
It's been a busy year so far in the California state legislature. CIPL's priority bills are far-reaching and are receiving the support of many organizational colleagues in the equity, public health, environmental and policy sectors. They include:
- AB 585 (Rivas) addressing strategies to implement extreme heat resiliency centers
- AB 896 (Bennett) making owners of abandoned wells responsible for their clean up
- AB 1395 (Muratsuchi) carbon neutrality and negative emissions
- SB 47 (Limon) allowing up to $10,000,000 annually for plugging abandoned
We are in the process of making appointments with legislative offices and are looking for state advocates, especially from the Central Valley, Inland Empire, and Coachella Valley. If you are interested in joining this exciting venture that has real-world implications on climate policy, please contact Allis at email@example.com or at (310) 752-3436.