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.
Sat09Oct20218:30am-12:30pm1612 E. 92nd St, Los Angeles, 90002
Trees provide shading, carbon absorption, and increased mental health. Come along this Saturday to plant some trees in Watts! You can even dedicate a tree to a loved one and name it. Meet the movers and shakers that are dedicated to creating health and shading in this historically important and active area of L.A.
Sponsored by our friends at Tree People
Address: 1612 East 92nd St., Los Angeles, 90002
More info can be found here
Sun10Oct2021Wed13Oct2021VariesZoom - details below
Green The Church Virtual National Summit, begins this Sunday, October 10th and will continue through Wednesday, October 13th. Green the Church works at the intersection of the Black Church and the environmental movement.
This year’s Summit theme is Green Lessons from Black Wall Street, which focuses on a call to action for the Black Church to address the need for infrastructure, agriculture, energy, and equity, elements that protect health, build wealth, and bring resources back into our communities.
Speakers include IPL Board Chair, Rev. Dr. Gerald L. Durley, an esteemed figure in both the Civil Rights and Ecological Justice movements, who is serving as the Honorary Chair for the Summit; Veronica Kyle, retired Statewide Outreach Director at Faith in Place (IL IPL), Adjunct Professor and Co-Founder of the EcoWomanist institute, Chicago IL, is the Green Team Summit Honoree; Rev. Michael Malcolm, Executive Director of Alabama IPL and founder and Executive Director of The People's Justice Council; and Susannah Tuttle, Director at North Carolina IPL.
Green the Church is headed by Rev. Dr. Ambrose Carroll, pastor of Church by the Side of the Road in Berkeley, and a CIPL Steering Committee member. His passion for creating a sustainable planet is exemplary, and his preaching is inspirational.
Don't miss this exciting Summit! More information and registration details can be found here. ALL ARE WELCOME!
Wed20Oct202112:00pm - 1:30pm PTZoom - details below
The recent UN IPCC report notes the urgency of reducing planet warming emissions. Transportation, from gas and diesel fueled cars, trucks and buses in the United States is not only the main source of greenhouse gas emissions, but also a major source of air pollution. Transitioning towards electric vehicles will not only address the climate crisis, but reduce air pollution.
This webinar will address the latest technology of electric vehicles; the types of just policies that we should be advocating for Congress to pass; concerns around the extracted minerals for batteries; toxic waste and recyclability; and, most importantly, how can we ensure that EV's are affordable for everyone.
Sponsored by our friends at the Office of Economic and Environmental Justice of United Methodist Women.
Wednesday, October 20, 12:00pm - 1:30pm Pacific time.
For more information and to register, click here.
Tue16Nov20217:00pm - 8:15pmZoom
CIPL and Temple Isaiah, Los Angeles host an event aimed at building partnerships between the faith community and elected leaders to strengthen and accelerate climate action. This is also the "public" kick-off event of the L.A. Faith & Ecology Network, an affiliate of CIPL. Speakers include:
--Former Senator Fran Pavley, author of the 2006 far-reaching AB 32, and many other precedent-setting climate and energy bills
--Senator Sydney Kamlager, California Senate District 30
--Katy Young Yaroslavsky, Supervisor Sheila Kuehl's Deputy for the Environment and the Arts (on temporary leave)
--Andy Shrader, Councilman Koretz's Director of Environmental Affairs, Water Policy & Sustainability
Controlled burns consist of low-intensity fires that are intentionally lit in ideal weather conditions to treat a specified area to achieve specific objectives (e.g. reduce fine or ladder fuels, enhance native species, and/or manage invasive species). Many tribes in California have used controlled burns to steward fire-adapted landscapes and protect their communities. Join this webinar in a discussion of the following questions:
- What role can controlled burns play in reducing wildfire risks and restoring ecosystems?
- What challenges do farmers, ranchers, and land managers face in planning and implementing controlled burns?
- What role can CalCAN and our network play in supporting more land managers in restoring good fire to the landscape?
Speakers include: Wendy Millet, Ranch Director at TomKat Ranch, an 1,800 acre cattle ranch in Pescadero with a mission to provide healthy food on working lands in a way that regenerates the planet and inspires others to action; and Lenya N. Quinn-Davidson, the UCCE Area Fire Advisor for the North Coast region and the Director of the Northern California Prescribed Fire Council. Lenya’s work focuses on the human connection with fire and increasing the use of prescribed fire for habitat restoration, invasive species control, and community resiliency.
To register, click here.
Fri19Nov2021Thu02Dec2021VariousOnline - info below
Deeply moving and laugh-out-loud funny, Mission: JOY is a documentary with unprecedented access to the unlikely friendship of two international icons who transcend religion: His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Tutu. In their final joint mission, these self-described mischievous brothers give a master class in how to create joy in a world that was never easy for them. They offer neuroscience-backed wisdom to help each of us live with more joy, despite circumstances.
Inspired by New York Times bestseller The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World, the film showcases the exchange between these two Nobel Peace Prize winners that led to that book.
Interfaith Power & Light network has been offered a unique opportunity to be among the first to share the new film. The film will be available for free online viewing at home with family and friends or to stream for your group, November 19 – Dec 2.
Watch the trailer and register for this beautiful and inspiring movie here.
Tue07Dec20217:00 pmZoom - details belowExciting news! Southern California Edison will be starting a rebate program for SCE customers in early 2022 for up to $4,000 for pre-owned EV’s and plug-in hybrids. We'd like to hear your input on how to making this program as successful as possible for folks in low-to-moderate-income households. This event will be in Spanish and English.A $25 gift card to Target will be given to all attendees (up to 20 persons maximum.). If you are an SCE customer, and live in a low-to-moderate-income household, please join us and make your voice heard!Tuesday, Dec 7, 7pm - 8pm - RSVP here or at bit.ly/SCERebateDec7