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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Fri15Apr2016Sun24Apr2016All over the country - Check for local events
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
Thu19Jan2017Tue24Jan2017across the country
In the days surrounding the presidential inauguration, people of all faiths, all over the country will gather together in prayer for Creation and a sustainable future for our children.
Interfaith Power & Light is working with People’s Climate Movement, Franciscan Action Network, GreenFaith, and others to organize 100 vigils in the first 100 hours of the new administration. IPL aims to host 20-30 vigils between Jan 20th and Jan 24th.
The incoming administration has nominated climate deniers and fossil fuel advocates to the cabinet and EPA, and indicated it will abandon important policies to curb emissions like the Clean Power Plan and the Paris agreement. By demonstrating that people of faith all over the country are concerned about the climate and speaking out publicly, we will pressure the new administration to moderate its positions and embolden members of Congress to champion a clean energy future and to recognize that leadership on climate is a moral imperative for our nation.
IPL will provide downloadable resources that can be used such as:
- Vigil handout with sample interfaith prayer and action instructions
- Action cards with a phone number to call with a sample message and a sample tweet for @realDonaldTrump
- A sign in sheet
If you are interested in attending a vigil we are starting to gather a list of events hosted by faith communities. You can view that list HERE. It will be updated as new events come in.
Fri20Jan20177:00 pmHoly Family Church, South Pasadena
Join the Holy Family Church Environmental Ministry and members for a showing of "Before the Flood" - a riveting account of the dramatic changes now occurring around the world due to climate change, as well as the actions we can take to prevent catastrophic disruption of life on our planet. Leonardo DiCaprio travels the globe speaking to scientists and world leaders about the biggest environmental challenge of our time.
Location: Holy Family Church Parish Hall, 1527 Fremont Ave., South Pasadena, 91030. For more info, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Sat21Jan2017variousCheck out all the marches and find one near you
Inspired by women's energy for equality, diversity, and justice in many forms, women are marching all over the world in solidarity to stand up and strengthen action. Hundreds of thousands will march in Washington on Saturday. Find a Women's March near you and let your voice be heard.
Thu26Jan20176:00pm - 7:30pmOur Lady of Guadalupe Rose Hills Church, Los Angeles
Join CIPL staff member, Allis Druffel, and Steering Committee member, Juana Torres in a bilingual presentation on Pope Francis' encyclical on ecology. Included will be a roundtable discussion on how faithful folks can implement the call of Pope Francis in their personal and church lives.
Location: Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church,Rose Hills, Los Angeles
4509 Mercury Avenue, Los Angeles, 90032-1832
Thu26Jan20177:00pm - 9:00pmSt. John's United Methodist Church, Los Angeles
On Thursday, January 26, 2017, the Watts & South LA Clean Air Community Forum will be held. It is co-sponsored by St. John's United Methodist Church, the Watts Neighborhood Council, My Generation Campaign of the Sierra Club, Physicians for Social Responsibility, Los Angeles Community Action Network, and Center for Biological Diversity.
There will be an interactive discussion panel that will guide attendees into a community-led dialogue on our region's air quality and its impact on frontline communities like Watts and South LA. This event will be held soon before an important vote before the South Coast Air Quality Management District (AQMD) on the influential Air Quality Management Plan (AQMP) which will affect millions of lives from the Los Angeles, Riverside, Orange and San Bernandino Counties.
Address: St. John's United Methodist Church
1715 Santa Ana, Los Angeles, 90002
For more info, click here.
Thu26Jan20177:30 pmTemple Isaiah, Los Angeles
On Thursday, January 26, come listen to Tom Steyer, founder of NextGen Climate and philanthropist, as he speaks about the financial and social challenges in facing climate change. Steyer is a business leader who believes we have a moral responsibility to give back and help ensure that every family shares the benefits of economic opportunity, education, and a healthy climate.
Temple Isaiah, 10345 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, 90064; phone (310) 277-2772.
Thu02Feb20177:30 pmFirst Congregational Church of Oakland
Steve Early, Gayle McLaughlin, Andrés Soto
KPFA Radio 94.1FM & 22 labor, environmental & social justice organizations present:
Thursday, February 2, 2017 7:30 PM
First Congregational Church
2501 Harrison Street, Oakland, CA
advance tickets: $12 : brownpapertickets.com :: T: 800-838-3006
or Books Inc/Berkeley, Pegasus (3 sites), Moe’s, Walden Pond Bookstore, Diesel a Bookstore, Mrs. Dalloway’s
FREE PARKING & WHEELCHAIR ACCESS
“Refinery Town is based on one city’s experience, but it reflects the lessons of grassroots organizing elsewhere…This timely book offers ideas and inspiration for making change where it counts the most–—among friends, neighbors, and fellow community members.”
— Senator Bernie Sanders
Labor Activist Steve Early documents how a largely non-white working class community of 110,000 people spawned a vibrant culture of resistance to corporate power after more than a century of political dominance by the Chevron Corporation. Richmond, California – long a proto-typical company town with one of the highest homicide rates per capita in the country, with deindustrialization, poverty, joblessness, substandard schools and housing, drug trafficking, street crime, gang violence and wild corruption in City Hall resulting in mismanagement and near bankruptcy – transformed itself over a decade into a progressive city via multi-faceted municipal reforms. These were led by labor and community activists, environmental justice campaigners, police reformers, and gay rights activists who formed the Richmond Progressive Alliance, “an unlikely group of Greens, Latinos, progressive Democrats, African Americans, and free spirits” who worked with incoming Mayor Gayle McLaughlin. Richmond became the largest U.S. city run by a Green mayor plus an ally of peasant farmers in Ecuador, which had also battled Chevron.
“As Washington remains in gridlock, the everyday citizen-heroes of Richmond, california, have been getting things done to make their city work for all. Refinery Town is essential reading for anyone seeking inspiration for what grassroots organizing can accomplish, one community at a time.”
— Robert Reich
“Richmond’s creative resistance to Chevron is a model for environmental justice campaigners everywhere- in the U.S. and abroad – who face tough struggles of their own against Big Oil and big money in politics.”
— Annie Leonard, executive director/Greenpeace USA
STEVE EARLY has been an organizer, lawyer, union representative, and labor activist for the past forty-five years. He is the author of three other books, including Save Our Unions: Dispatches from a Movement in Distress. He has written for The Nation, Boston Globe, New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, Christian Science Monitor, USA Today and many other publications. He lives in Richmond, CA.
GAYLE McLAUGHLIN, former mayor of Richmond, Ca., has served as the first corporate-free progressive officeholder on the Richmond City Counil, elected first as a councilmember in 2004, then as mayor in 2006 and re-elected in 2010; having termed out as lmayor, she was elected again to the City Council in 2014. As Mayor of Richmond, Gayle led the City in a progressive direction that kept city workers in jobs and city services in place even during the recession; held Chevron accountable in terms of reducing its pollution and paying an historic $114 million dollars in additional taxes; and reduced crime dramatically. She attributes her success in elected office to having an organization behind her (one she helped create) – the Richmond Progressive Alliance.
ANDRES SOTO grew up in nearby San Pablo, raised on a diet of politics and grassroots activism, such as picketing grocery stores on behalf of the United Farm Workers. Following graduation from U.C. Berkeley, he worked for the City of Richmond helping low-income residents train for and find jobs. Long an organizer with Communities for a Better Environment, he has been involved in stopping various crude oil shipping by rail projects, blocking the coal shipping terminal at the Port of Oakland, working to establish refinery emissions caps, and helping under-served communities get the justice, services and respect they deserve. In addition, Andres is a performing musician, and he hosts a weekly show on KPFA Radio.
Sat04Feb201712:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. TBA
Tue07Feb20175:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.Capitol Event Center, 1020 11th St, Sacramento
Water Justice Leadership Awards, sponsored by Community Water Center, at Capitol Event Center, 1020 11th St, Sacramento. RSVP: http://www.communitywatercenter.org/wjla2017.
Thu09Feb20177:00 pmTrinity Episcopal Cathedral Great Hall 2620 Capitol Ave, Sacramento, CA 95816
Last October, five people in four states shut the valves on pipelines carrying tar sands oil. The “Valve Turners” say their actions are not only necessary but morally and legally justified to avoid the catastrophic harm caused to humanity by unprecedented climate disruption. They now face serious charges, up to decades in prison.
Why did the Valve Turners take these actions and what is a correct moral response to the escalating crisis that will determine whether the climate will support life as we know it? The public is invited to this presentation to meet the Valve Turners and hear their stories.
Climate change is heading out of control and there is a very small window of time left to rein it in. The Valve Turners are moral, caring people who have dedicated their lives to working on legal, incremental, reasonable methods for ameliorating climate change, but have now come to the conclusion that the unfolding climate cataclysm requires more. This action was carried out with serenity and resolve, and serious consideration of personal and ecological risks, knowing that sacrifice is necessary if civilization is to survive. For more information: shutitdown.today.org.
From the Valve Turners:
Ken Ward: “We are methodically, with full awareness and in the presence of acceptable alternatives, destroying the conditions which allow the wild riot of diverse life on the planet and have made civilization possible, for reasons of greed, fear and lassitude. Our only hope is to step outside polite conversation and put our bodies and ourselves in the way.”
Annette Klapstein: “I am a retired attorney and the mother of two grown children. Like mothers everywhere, I act from a deep love for my own children that extends out to all children and young people, and all living beings on this planet. I have come to believe that our current economic and political system is a death sentence to life on earth. This is my act of love.”
Emily Johnston: “To be honest, I’d love to be able to lead a quiet life right now. But to live like that at this moment in time would be to shrug off responsibility for the very world I was busy loving. I feel incredibly privileged to be alive in this moment, when so much is still so beautiful, and there’s still a chance to save it.”
Leonard Higgins: “Because of the climate change emergency I am committed to the moral necessity of participating in nonviolent direct action to protect life.”
Michael Foster: “I love the quote from Chief Arvol Looking Horse, ‘Did you think the Creator would create unnecessary people in a time of such terrible danger? Know that you yourself are essential to this world. Understand both the blessing and the burden of that. You yourself are desperately needed to save the soul of this world. Did you think you were put here for something less?’”
Sponsored by 350 Sacramento. Cost: free (donation encouraged). RSVP at: www.350sacramento.org so organizers will know how many to expect.
Wed15Feb20178:30 a.m.-5:00 pmSheraton Grand Hotel, Sacramento
CIPL is affiliated with Green California, a network of over 100 organizations.
Fri17Feb20176:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. Congregation Beth Israel Judea, San Francisco
All major faith traditions call on us to be faithful stewards of Creation, thus to protect the earth for our children and future generations. California Interfaith Power & Light is part of a national organization, Interfaith Power & Light, which has 18,000 member congregations in 40 states. It seeks to promote energy conservation, educate congregations on the theological basis for eco-stewardship, and assist them in implementing programs to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and become more energy efficient.
A free, catered Shabbat feast!, sponsored by Sisterhood - The Women of BIJ! Welcome Shabbat with tableside blessings, then enjoy delicious fare and each others’ company. After birkat hamazon, the grace after meals, a special program for the adults takes place; children may retreat to the Fireside Room for supervised activity. Invite friends who have never been to BIJ! This monthly event is a wonderful opportunity to introduce your friends to our BIJ Community. Please RSVP by emailing CIPL's Will Scott at email@example.com
Fri10Mar20179 a.m. - 5 p.m. California Institute of Integral Studies Namaste Hall 1453 Mission St. San Francisco, CA 94103
We cordially invite you to the second annual Religion and Ecology Summit, hosted by the Ecology, Spirituality, and Religion (ESR) graduate program at the California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS). This free one-day conference features dialogue between leaders of environmental organizations and practitioners, faculty, and students of Religious Studies, Philosophy, and Theology. Together, these scholar-practitioners will explore the transformational possibilities of incorporating ecological concerns into religious education and the integration of spiritual perspectives into environmental protection and activism. We look forward to the conference becoming a catalyst for scholarly growth for those involved in the field of Religion and Ecology, and professional development for those students and professionals in the Bay Area.
California Institute of Integral Studies
1453 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA 94103
March 10, 2017
Events of the day include opening and closing keynotes by Forum on Religion and Ecology at Yale co-founder Mary Evelyn Tucker and mathematical cosmologist (and ESR faculty member) Brian Thomas Swimme, as well as two panels: 1) Equity, Justice, & Climate Change and 2) Listening to the Land: Nonhuman Voices in the Ecozoic Era.
Visit the Summit website for more information, including the draft of the schedule and the link to register.
Donations to support the conference are graciously welcome.
Listen to audio recordings from the 2016 Religion and Ecology Summit.
Sat11Mar20171:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Davis Community Church 412 C Street, Davis, CA
Fifth Annual Interfaith Climate Conference
with Keynote Dr. Cynthia Moe-Lobeda
Theological and Social Ethics Professor
Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary
Climate Justice and Hope:
A Spiritual-Political Calling
Followed by discussion groups
For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org
This event is sponsored by:
Yolo Interfaith Alliance for Climate Justice
Tue21Mar2017First Presbyterian Church of Berkeley
The Interfaith Sustainable Food Collaborative organizes an annual conference designed for lay leaders and clergy active in food system programming to connect with each other as well as secular leaders of the sustainable agriculture movement. National, regional, and local leaders at the forefront of joining sustainable food programming with faith-based advocacy are featured at the conferences.
Wed22Mar2017Fri24Mar2017St. John's Lutheran, Sacramento (tape-delayed video showing)
Trinity Institute 2017: Water Justice conference will take place at Trinity Wall Street in New York City. St. John’s Lutheran Church in Sacramento plans to host a tape-delayed video of all the proceedings, to participate in the Sacramento viewing event please register by clicking here.
The event begins at 7 p.m. on the 22rd, and runs from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on the 23th and 24th.
Water is a gift. Water is life. As water crises increase, access to safe and clean drinking water decreases.
From Flint to Standing Rock, many of today’s most pressing social issues revolve around water. Faith communities worldwide can help.
Be part of Trinity Institute 2017: Water Justice, a global conference held in New York City and webcast all over the world. With a sharp focus on the need for water justice initiatives in areas of access, droughts, pollution, rising tides, and flooding, Trinity Institute aims to offer actionable guidance for individuals, congregations, and the larger faith community surrounding these issues. This year we’ll hear from Barbara Boxer, Christiana Peppard, Winston Halapua, Thabo Makgoba, Katharine Hayhoe, Maude Barlow, David Toomey, Kim Stanley Robinson, and others.
Trinity Institute’s annual conference is in its 46th year and equips clergy and laypeople for imaginative and catalytic leadership. Each year, Trinity Institute presents emerging and inclusive theological and social perspectives and engages participants in inquiry, dialogue, and reflection.
The conference is sponsored by Trinity Church Wall Street, an Episcopal parish in Lower Manhattan. Recent Trinity Institutes have addressed racial justice (2016) and economic inequality (2015).
Why Water Justice?
Access to clean water is an essential human right, yet such access is increasingly compromised by droughts, pollution, rising tides, and flooding. These effects of climate change are most tangibly felt by the very people the Gospel urges us to look to—the marginalized and the vulnerable.
This conference, infused with spiritual principles and common prayer along with science and solutions, allows us to deeply examine what connects us, and empowers us to take unified, faith-based action on the front lines of the water justice movement.
Why attend Trinity Institute 2017?Now is the time to address pressing issues of water justice, and you have the power to make a difference. At Trinity Institute 2017 you will:
- Develop a deeper appreciation for water as a sacred gift, nurturer, and sustainer of life
- Gain a thorough understanding of the relationship between water issues and climate change
- Learn what individuals, organizations, and societies can do to mitigate and adapt to water issues of access, pollution, drought, flooding, and rising tides
- Discover how the global Christian community is uniquely equipped to effect change
- Get connected with opportunities to join existing projects and ministries
- Receive guidance and support to create (or re-energize) effective water justice ministries in local contexts
- Access robust educational resources, networks, and relationships to maintain ongoing impact
St. John’s Lutheran Church in Sacramento plans to host a tape-delayed video of all the proceedings, to participate in the Sacramento viewing event please register by clicking here.
To volunteer to help with the event, contact Mark Carlson, Lutheran Office of Public Policy at: email@example.com
Wed29Mar20177:00 pmSt. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, Sacramento
St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, midtown Sacramento, screens “Before the Flood,” Leonardo DiCaprio’s climate change film and on April 5, 7 pm presents the national Catholic Climate Covenant’s “Dial Down the Heat – Cultivate the Common Good for Our Common Home.” For more info, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sat01Apr20179:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. St. Paul's Episcopal Church 1924 Trinity Avenue Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Fri14Apr20177:30 pmTemple Isaiah, 10345 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles
Senator Pavley's leadership on climate change is internationally recognized. She has authored precedent-setting legislation to restrict tailpipe emissions; and championed greenhouse gas emissions strategy in California. This great champion for environmental justice will share wisdom gleaned from decades of making politics work for the people.
5:45pm - Snacks and Schmooze
6:25pm - Jazz Shabbat Service
7:30pm - Dinner and Pavley presentation
Reservations required for Dinner and Pavley presentation, email Julie@templeisaiah.com.
Visit the Faith Climate Action Week website for more information and to sign your congregation up. http://www.faithclimateactionweek.org/
Sat15Apr201711 a.m. - 3 p.m. Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist, Oakland
Green Jobs Interfaith Coalition is a network made up of the following organizations:
California Interfaith Power & Light • Green the Church • GRID Alternatives • Episcopal Impact Fund • West Side Missionary Baptist Church • Faith Baptist Church • West Oakland Environmental Indicators Project • Sierra Club
Join us for the East Bay Green Jobs & Career Fair
When: Saturday, April 15, 2017
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Where: Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist 1203 Willow St, Oakland, CA 94607
Sat22Apr2017Throughout the nation and state
A CIPL Steering Committee member is helping to coordinate faith leaders and communities who wish to march in support of science and scientists. Please email email@example.com if you would like to learn more.
Sat29Apr2017DC, Oakland, Sacramento, San Diego, Long Beach & throughout CA
Join the People’s Climate Movement this April 29th in Washington, D.C. and across the country to stand up for our communities and climate.
For more information on the Faith Contingent of the People's Climate March click here.
Join CIPL member congregations Kehilla Community Synagogue, the Islamic Center of Northern California and Montclair Presbyterian Church on April 29th for an interfaith service they are cohosting at 11 a.m. at the Lake Merritt Amphitheater prior to the march. A procession around the Lake will begin at 3:30 p.m. Buddhists, Baptists, Hindus, Catholics, Unitarians, Episcopalians, Methodists, and Quakers will all be participating in the rally and march showing that the faith community is united in our commitment to address the climate crisis through policies that cut pollution and invest in clean energy and transportation. For more information about the faith contingent at the People's Climate Mobilization in Oakland please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Info on San Diego, Long Beach, Sacramento, Los Angeles info to come.
Thu18May2017Sat20May2017Grace Cathedral, San Francisco
Thursday, May 18, 8 p.m. | EcoJustice Concert | Grace Cathedral, San Francisco
This special EcoJustice concert features works by J.S. Bach, Aaron Copland, Arvo Pärt, Robert Schumann, and others. Proceeds benefit Haitian Sustainable Farming Initiative and Save The Bay. Performers include: Meena Bhasin, viola; Owen Dalby, violin; Jonathan Dimmock, organ; Robert Howard, cello; Angela Lee, cello; Tanya Tomkins, cello; Telegraph Quartet.
Tickets: $20 suggested donation
Friday, May 19 | Day of Inspiration | Grace Cathedral, San Francisco
3 p.m. to 5 p.m. EcoJustice Panel in the Chapel of Grace*
- john a. powell, Haas Chancellor’s Chair in Equity and Inclusion at the Haas Institute for Fair and Inclusive Society
- Aaron Grizzell, Executive Director, Northern California Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Foundation
- Nicolette Hahn Niman, Owner and Rancher, Niman Ranch
- Grace Aheron, activist and board member of Cultivate
Moderator: Bishop Marc Andrus, Bishop of California
5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Pre-Eucharist reception on the Cathedral Plaza with Presiding Bishop Michael Curry
7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Eucharist with Presiding Bishop Michael Curry*
An important update about the EcoJustice Day of Inspiration: The Friday program has been modified to better accommodate the needs of our diocese. The EcoJustice conversations at Grace Cathedral will now begin at 3 p.m., and all fees have been waived! If you have pre-paid, you will be receiving your refund shortly. The program will be followed by a 5 p.m. reception on the cathedral plaza and a 7 p.m. Eucharist service at Grace Cathedral with Presiding Bishop Michael Curry.
*Both the EcoJustice Panel and the Eucharist will be live streamed on Facebook. Tune in on Friday to the DioCal Facebook page.
Saturday, May 20 | Day of Action | Golden Gate Overlook, San Francisco
9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Eco-Confirmation at the Golden Gate Overlook in the Presidio, officiated by The Most Reverend Michael B. Curry, Presiding Bishop
Confirmands and attendees are encouraged to spend the afternoon taking action across the Bay Area to practice stewardship of the earth.
Mon22May20176:30pm - 8:00pmOur Lady of Victory Catholic Church, Fresno
Join us for a discussion on how the Fresno faith community, and its organizational colleagues, are meeting the environmental challenges of the region. This discussion will include a panel and ways to take part in active solutions.
Location: Our Lay of Victory Catholic Church, Monsignor Wayne Hayes Hall, 2818 N. West Avenue, Fresno, 93706
Time: 6:00pm - networking, refreshments; 6:30pm - 8:00pm - program
Contact: Allis Druffel, (310) 752-3436; email@example.com
Tue23May20172 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.First Presbyterian Church, San Rafael
Marin CIPL supporters and other people of faith concerned about the climate crisis in our region are gathering to consider how together they may grow the interfaith climate movement, share resources and advocate for meaningful solutions locally. Please join the Marin Interfaith Collaborative on Climate Change for a conversation with CIPL Program Director, the Rev. Will Scott.
Marin Interfaith Collaborative on Climate Change
May Meeting, Tuesday, May 23, 2:00 - 3:30 pm
First Presbyterian Church San Rafael
E St., between 5th and Mission St., San Rafael. (across the street from the San Rafael Library)
The Geneva Room is accessed on the Mission St. side of the church by outdoor stairs to the second door upstairs. A Collaborative sign will be posted on the stairs.
For further information please email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Pat Carlone, 415-233-1656, email@example.com
Tue20Jun20179 a.m. - 5 p.m.Sacramento, California
California faith communities from throughout the state gather in Sacramento in June and August to encourage our legislators to advance policies that honor our values of care for self, family, friends, neighbors and our common home. Supporting bills that will enhance investment in environmental education, green infrastructure, clean transit, forestry and renewable energy. Legislation that puts people to work supporting healthier, resilient and climate mindful communities. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in learning more or joining us in Sacramento in June or August.
Wed21Jun20176:30 pmEDF Office 123 Mission St San Francisco, CA 94105
The Environmental Defense Fund is hosting a screening of the movie From the Ashes at 6:30pm on July 21st. From the Ashes explores the reality of the coal industry in America and it’s future under the Trump administration. The documentary offers a view of how we can help struggling communities that rely on coal while still fighting climate change at the same time. The Reverend Sally Bingham, President and Founder of The Regeneration Project and Interfaith Power & Light, will offer comments on her many years and successes on the frontlines of climate advocacy, and her leadership in elevating the importance of the “moral imperative” that links faith and the environment. Jay Kairam, Directory of EDF’s California Clean Energy campaign, will discuss some of EDF’s work under the new Administration, and after the screening there will be an opportunity to take action by writing letters in support of local California clean energy initiatives.
Interested in attending? Please RSVP on eventbrite or to email@example.com. This event is free of charge and open to the public. Wine and cheese will be served.
Wed21Jun20177:00 pmFirst Presbyterian Church, San Rafael
On Wednesday, June 21st, at 7 pm, First Presbyterian Church San Rafael will be presenting the recently released documentary, From The Ashes, a timely presentation of the coal controversy, in light of President TDrump's insistence on revitalizing the coal industry. The film will be shown in the church sanctuary. Here is a quote from Variety magazine about the film, recently acquired by National Geographic:
“ ’From the Ashes’ is an important documentary that underscores one of the most dominant and controversial industries in the history of the United States,” said National Geographic Global Networks CEO Courteney Monroe. “The film explores the reality of coal’s role in climate change while offering insight into solutions that could help revive the struggling economies of dying mining towns and still safeguard the environment. We are thrilled to partner with RadicalMedia and Bloomberg Philanthropies to amplify the complex conversation about the coal industry as well as alternative forms of energy.”
You can go to this website for an official film trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rV0ro0uleVo
Thu20Jul20177 p.m. - 9 p.m.Lakeshore Avenue Baptist Church, Oakland
Join us for an evening of interfaith networking, clothing swaps, and educational talks from people working in the environmental and faith communities. Please bring any clothes (any age, any season) in good condition to swap with others. Light refreshments provided. Speeches begin at 8. All faiths are welcome!
Tue22Aug20179 a.m. - 5 p.m.Sacramento, California
California faith communities from throughout the state gather in Sacramento in June and August to encourage our legislators to advance policies that honor our values of care for self, family, friends, neighbors and our common home. Supporting bills that will enhance investment in environmental education, green infrastructure, clean transit, forestry and renewable energy. Legislation that puts people to work supporting healthier, resilient and climate mindful communities. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in learning more or joining us in Sacramento in June or August.
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
Sun15Oct20172-3:30 p.m. Congregation Kol Shofar, 215 Blackfield Dr. Tiburon
Are you concerned about the climate crisis? Wondering how you can help protect the earth for future generations?
Join us for guest speakers Tamra Peters from Resilient Neighborhoods and Izzy Parnell-Wolfe of the Marin Sanity Service.
Sponsored by Marin Interfaith Climate Action & Kol Shofar's Green Team
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.
Sun05Nov20173:00pm - 7:00pmTemple Israel of Hollywood
Netiya's Second Annual Food and Faith Event will focus on land stewardship, and sustenance across ethnic, racial, faith, economic, and gender lines. There will be panels, roundtables, and "digestion tables" as well as ritual, earth-based kids programming, gongs, a soundbath, and a marketplace. CIPL staff member Allis Druffel will be a speaker. For more information and to RSVP, click here.
Sun12Nov20174:00pm - 6:00pmTemple Isaiah, 945 Risa Road, Lafayette, 94549
Join speakers Rev. Sally Bingham, Dr Andrew Gunther, and Wei-Tai Kwok in this forum, which will look at climate change science, the moral imperative to act, and practical ways to strengthen action. Learn, engage, act!
TI Climate Action Forum
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.
Sat09Dec20172:00 pmTemple Isaiah, Los Angeles
A sequel to The Inconvenient Truth, the follow-up documentary addresses the progress made to tackle the problem of climate change and Al Gore's global efforts to persuade governmental leaders to invest in renewable energy, culminating in the landmark signing of 2016's Paris Climate Agreement.
The film will be followed by a discussion with local climate activists, including Russel Greene, Democratic National Committee Platform Committee Member and Advisory Board Member of The Climate Mobilization.
Temple Isaiah, 10345 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90064
To see the movie trailer, click here.
To RSVP for the event, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mon15Jan201811:00 amCaltrain Depot at 4th and Townsend, San Francisco
Coordinated by the San Francisco Interfaith Council, this parade/march will start at 11:00am at 4th and Townsend and end at the Yerba Buena Gardens. There, the 8th Annual Interfaith Commemoration Ceremony will commence, featuring religious leaders, including CIPL Steering Committee member, G.L. Hodge.
For more information, click here.
Mon15Jan2018VariesVarious No Cal Beaches
Monday, January 15, 2018 is Martin Luther King Jr. Day—a federal holiday marking the Reverend’s birthday. This upcoming weekend is a perfect chance for Americans to honor Dr. King’s legacy through acts of service and community building. Organizing for Action (OFA) Marin is encouraging volunteers to use the long holiday weekend as an opportunity to serve their communities in wonderful events taking place here in Marin. Be sure to register when requested for all events.
For locations and times, .
Fri19Jan2018Sun21Jan2018VariesFresno Houses of Worship
Join Dr. Christiana Zenner Peppard and others in discussing and implementing critical issues and solutions to water issues. Sponsored by multiple faith organizations in Fresno, this event serves as the annual "Interfaith Scholar Weekend" event and eims to shed light on the issue of water - so vital to the Fresno region and many other, especially agricultural regions. For more information, visit:
Tue23Jan201812:00pm - 1:00pmZOOM Webinar
There are multiple benefits of electric vehicles: ditching oil, cleaning the air, spending less to maintain your vehicle, and protecting Creation! But what you may not know is that owning an EV is getting simpler and more cost effective all the time. Rebates for electric vehicles, a growing number of charging stations, and creative ways of buying new or pre-owned EVs are making EVs more accessible and practical.
This webinar will address all the issues above plus provide information on how your congregation can install an EV Charging Station.
Questions? Contact Allis at email@example.com.
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.
The Rev. Sally Bingham will be a speaker at this important event.
Thu08Feb20188:30am - 9:30amCPUC Headquarters, 505 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, 94102
The California Public Utilities Commission is due to vote on February 8 on Draft Resolution E-4907, a move that would put burdensome requirements on existing and new Community Choice Aggregations (CCA's.) CCA's are an excellent way for whole counties or regions to adopt more renewable energy and they need to be strengthened and expanded not impeded unduly.
Thursday, February 8 - come to the rally and stay for the CPUC meeting to provide a public comment. More information, talking points and other ways to become involved are outline here.
If you do attend, send a picture and short statement to Allis Druffel at firstname.lastname@example.org. We want to see the faith community in action on this important issue.
Tue06Mar20181:00pm - 7:30pmManzanita Recreation Center, Marin City
Join secular and faith-based leaders advancing food security and sustainability. The conference emphasizes participation and problem-solving to empower congregational leaders. Workshop topics include: policy advocacy, mobile farmers' markets, Community-Supported-Agriculture (CSA's) and more.
Featuring CIPL Steering Committee member Rev. Dr. Carroll Ambrose, and CIPL Executive Director Susan Stephenson.
Address: Manzanita Recreation Center, 630 Drake Avenue, Marin City
For more details and to RSVP, click here.
Wed07Mar20187:00 pmCongregtion Kol Shofar, Tiburon
Award-winning producer and environmental activist Jeff Horowitz will show his film "Time to Choose" at 7 p.m, Wed., March 7, at Congregation Kol Shofar, 215 Blackfield Dr., Tiburon.
Interviews with world-renowned entrepreneurs, innovators and others on the front lines of climate change issues address ways of dealing with the urgent crisis in new and important ways.
After the showing of the 2016 film, Horowitz, who has served as a speaker and moderator at major international climate change and conservation conferences, will be available to answer questions.
The event is sponsored by the Green Team of Kol Shofar, and is free and open to the public.
For more information, click here.
Sat10Mar20187:30pm - 9:00pmFirst Presbyterian Church, Palo Alto
Noted scholar, author and Senior Fellow at the Post Carbon Institute in Santa Rosa, Heinberg will:
- review the types of energy used today — and why some are less suitable for certain uses
- briefly underline the imperative to shift away from fossil fuels
- highlight creative “workarounds” for intermittent energy sources like wind and solar
- explore how much energy will be required to create the renewable infrastructure we need for tomorrow — and steps in planning for this shift.
Fri16Mar20189:00am - 5:00pmThe California Institute of Integral Studies - Namaste Hall
Climate change disproportionately affects women, especially women in the Global South, women of color, and women in poor communities. In addition, recent research shows that environmental practices are considered emasculating to men. Together in this one-day conference, we explore the various ways that gender intersects with the field of religion and ecology.
Click here for more information and to RSVP.
Sat24Mar20189:30am - NoonFirst United Methodist Church, Pasadena
Forum presentations by two distinguished JPL scientists will examine patterns and causes of increasing atmospheric CO2 concentrations and the effects of rising global temperatures on sea level rise. New knowledge about the effects of global temperature rise can make an important contribution to planning future global climate-change policy. Featuring Annmarie Eldering and Ian Fenty. Event is free and open to the public. For more information, go here.
Sponsored by League of Women Voters, supporters include California Interfaith Power & Light.
Thu12Apr20188:00am - 9:30amSt. Mark's Lutheran Church, San Francisco
Come celebrate Earth Month at SFIC's monthy breakfast. Enjoy a continental breakfast and meditation with Faith Stephen Kyriacou, Dean of Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral. Debbie Raphael with the San Francisco Department of the Environment will present on her work and a faith journey by CIPL's new president, Rev. Susan Guy, will round out this special event. All are welcome.
St. Mark's Lutheran Church (Heritage Hall) is located at 1111 O'Farrell Street at Franklin, San Francisco. (Please do not park in the St. Mark's parking lot as those spaces are rented to others. Parking is available across the street at St. Mary's Cathedral at 1111 Gough Street. Better yet, take public transportation!)
Sat21Apr201810:00am - 3:00pmSt. John's United Methodist Church
Join the Earth Day celebration in Watts on April 21 at the historic St. John's United Methodist Church, 1715 Santa Ana Blvd. North, Los Angeles, 90002. There will be fun for the whole family plus info on:
Solar systems ground-breaking at St. John's
Info on EV rebates
Info on free water- and energy-efficiency measures in your home
And a LOT more!
Click here for a cool animated flyer of the event!
There will be a host of booths for food, education, and fun. For more information, contact Allis at (310) 752-3436.
Sat21Apr20181:30pm - 4:30pmHillcrest UU Church
Please join us Earth day weekend on Saturday, April 21st, 1:30PM at First UU Church of SD in Hillcrest for an Intergenerational Weekend Celebration: A Reunion of Science and Religion with Scripps climate scientist V. Ramanathan, and theologian John Cobb Jr who will dialogue together in the afternoon.
The program includes interactive music with the MLK community choir, giant rod puppets, and ritual. Suggested donation $10. Child care available 1:30 to 4:30.
The Sikh community will gift us with an Indian vegetarian dinner, representing “the equality and oneness of all humankind.” Please RSVP for the 5:30PM free dinner and dancing here.
Hillcrest UU Church is at 4190 Front St., San Diego, CA 92103.
Sat21Apr20185:00pm - 7:00pmTaylor Memorial United Methodist Church
With keynote speaker, Pastor Eddie Anderson of McCarty Memorial Christian Church, this event will focus on education and action from those who deeply care about racism, poverty, the war economy, and ecological devastation.
For more information and to RSVP, click here.
Sun20May20189:30 amGrace Cathedral 1100 California St, San Francisco, CA 94108
The Bishop of California and longtime climate activist on the We Are Still In movement and climate action as prayer at This Forum event.
Sat26May2018Sun03Jun2018Congregations all across San Francisco
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 packet of materials to help with your event.
Tue05Jun20186:30 pmAhrya Fine Arts Theater, Los Angeles
Reinventing Power: America's Clean Energy Boom takes us across the country to hear directly from the people making our clean energy future achievable. These individuals are working to rebuild what's broken, rethink what's possible, and revitalize communities.
Their stories are proof that America does not need to choose between keeping our lights on and protecting our communities.
Over the film's 50 minutes, you and your guests will meet people in eight states whose lives were changed by the renewable energy industry while exploring various aspects of the clean energy industry from innovation to installation.
The FREE special screening of Reinventing Power: America's Clean Energy Boom will start with a cocktail hour at 6:30 p.m., allowing guests to mingle before the screening begins at 7:15 p.m. The evening will close with a panel discussion on clean energy.
Address: Ahrya Fine Arts Theater, 8556 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, 90211.
To see a trailer, get more info, and to RSVP, click here.
Sat09Jun20187:00 pmNoe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St, San Francisco, CA 94114
The premiere of a new work by celebrated composer Richard Festinger performed by the award-winning Telegraph Quartet. This new chamber music composition, Icarus in Flight, tracks three human drivers of climate change - land-use change, population growth, and fossil fuel use - across 200 years to spark novel insight and to viscerally communicate the urgency of action. The evening will include an introduction by Dr. William Collins, Director of the Climate and Ecological Sciences Division at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, an opportunity for public engagement, and a closing reception. Buy tickets here.
Tue14Aug2018All DaySacramento Capitol
CIPL is preparing for its second legislative advocacy day of the year on August 14. Faith advocates will stand up for their shared religious principles of the protection of life, public health, and the right to clean clean air and water. We will keep you informed of our plans for this. In the meantime, if you'd like to attend, please contact Allis Druffel at email@example.com for more information.
Sat08Sep20189:15 amFerry Park, San Francisco CA
Gather with other members of faith communities for an opening prayer. We will proceed from the meeting place to a gathering place along the march route.
Sat08Sep201810:00 amSoutheast Corner of Embarcadero Plaza, San Francisco, CA 94111
On September 8th, across the United States and the World, we will take to the streets to demand climate action from our leaders. Join us in California's march, hosted in San Francisco.
Meet just south of the stage in Embarcadero Center - look for faith banners and an egret puppet.
Sat08Sep201810:00am - 3:00pm1715 Santa Ana Blvd N., Los Angeles, 90002 - St. John's United Methodist Church
Hosted by St. John's United Methodist Church, this event will showcase the latest electric vehicles, give attendees a chance to test drive them, and provide information on rebates and incentives, whether you plan to buy or lease a new or used EV. Find out how YOU can make your next car an affordable EV!
Sat08Sep201811:00am - 2:00pm801 W. 23rd St., Los Angeles, 90007
On September 8, the Rise for Climate, Jobs and Justice march will call on elected officials to take aggressive action on climate change, protect frontline communities, and continue clean energy job creation. In particular, we are calling for the permanent shutdown of AllenCo Oil Company; a 2,500 foot human health and safety buffer between oil extraction sites and homes, schools, and parks; and an end to new oil and gas drilling permits in California. We will see you there! More info/RSVP at bit.ly/RiseForClimateLA.
Wed12Sep20183:00 pmGrace Cathedral, San Francisco
We'll bring in the start of the Global Climate Action Summit with song and prayer in a multi-faith service.
Thu13Sep2018Sessions run from 9:00am-7:30pmGrace Cathedral, San Francisco
GCAS Faith-Rooted Affiliated Workshops are designed and led by leaders and experts representing many faiths on Thursday, September 13 and Friday September, 14 at Grace Cathedral. Participants will engage with issues of faith, climate change, local and global action, and learn about environmental praxis from a multi-faith perspective.
Fri26Oct20182:00pm - 4:00pmLittle Manila, 2154 S. San Joaquin St., Stockton, 95206
What is AB 617 and how can it benefit your community? This workshop is intended for any and all who are interested in reducing air pollution within their community, and to learn what programs the State and related agencies are providing. Does having an air monitor in your community and potentially creating a citizen science for your neighborhood or school seem exciting? Do you feel represented at State and agency meetings related to air quality? No matter the question, no matter the answer, this workshop is for you!
To register and receive more information, contact Yolanda Park at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hosted by Little Manila, and Catholic Charities Diocese of Stockton.
Tue30Oct201812:00pm Pacific TimeWebinar
This webinar will highlight examples of domestic and international communities negatively impacted by the extraction of the fossil fuels that cause climate change, with specific examples from Southwestern United States and Peru. We also will consider how to avoid the damage inflicted by the fossil fuel industry, such as human rights abuses and environmental degradation, as we work to shift to a renewable energy future.
Hosted by the Catholic Climate Coalition.
**Marianne Comfort, Sisters of Mercy of the Americas
**Franciscan Sister Joan Brown, Director of New Mexico Interfaith Power & Light
**Fr. Peter Hughes, Missionary Society of St. Columban, Peru
RSVP here for the webinar.
Sun11Nov20187:00pm - 9:00pmCathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, Los Angeles
A concert of Jewish and Catholic faith communities coming together to build bridges of faith and raise consciousness on global warming. Premieres by Bob Hurd, Julia Newman, Craig Taubman and Christopher Walker. Doors open at 6:30pm.
Cathedral - 555 W. Temple St., Los Angeles, 90012
Two blocks from Civic Center stop on Metrorail
For more info, contact Allis at (310) 752-3436
Fri07Dec20184:00pm - 5:00pmBeyt Chayim Chadashim Synogogue, Los Angeles
Calling all EV's and Supporters!
In response to the proposed rollback of the federal Clean Cars Standards, CIPL will have a Clean Car Showcase and Press Conference designed to enhance the roll that clean cars play in the transition to a cleaner future. We will especially address Ford Motor Company, which is potentially a huge ally in maintaining the Clean Cars Standards.
Bring yourself, bring your clean car (EV, hydrogen fuel cell, or plug-in EV), wave a sign and make noise!
What: Clean Car Showcase and Press Conference
Why: Highlight Ford Motor Company’s responsibility to continue support for Clean Cars Standards
When: Friday, December 7, 2018 -4:00pm - 5:00pm before Shabbat service; concurrent with LA Auto Show
Where: Beyt Chayim Chadashim - 6090 Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, 90035
Who: All are welcome! Seeking at least 15 folks to bring Clean Cars for the showcase and publicity; also seeking folks to hold signs and do chants. Media will be invited to attend.
RSVP/More info: Allis Druffel - (310) 752-3436; email@example.com
Sun13Jan201911:30 amSt. John's Presbyterian Church, 2727 College Ave. in Berkeley
What do you know about climate change, which has been called “the greatest global challenge of our time”?
At the St. John’s Sunday forum on January 13, we shall learn about climate change and begin to discuss possible responses from the faith community. Susan Stephenson, Executive Director, and Dr. Cynthia Cudaback, Science Advisor, from Interfaith Power and Light will lead us through this discussion.
The forum begins at 11:30 am and runs to 12:30 pm -- it follows the 10:00 am worship service. Please join us for the service and for the forum.
Sat06Apr20198:30am - 12:00pmFirst United Methodist Church, Pasadena
Presentation features two speakers: Prof. Jess Adkins from Caltech on "Carbon Capture and Storage: Challenges and Possibilities and Lauren Faber O-Connor from Mayor Garcetti's office on "How to Keep Our Cities Cool: the LA Experience."
Hosted by League of Women Voters - California Interfaith Power & Light staff will be on-hand with resources, as well as a host of other organizations sponsoring.
First UMC, Pasadena address: 500 E. Colorado Blvd, 91101. Light refreshments provided.
Sat20Apr201910:00am - 3:00pmSt. John's United Methodist Church, Los Angeles
Join community leaders, faith leaders and equity partners for a celebration of Earth and all Creation! Hosted by the Watts Clean Air Committee, this event will highlight the launch of the Diesel Idling Advocacy Campaign, which aims to protect the health of students, children, the elderly and all community members. Come prepared to support, advocate and make a difference in Watts and the surrounding communities!
Location: St. John's UMC (a growing, vibrant and sustainable church!) - 1715 Santa Ana Blvd N, Los Angeles, CA 90002
Contact: Allis Druffel - firstname.lastname@example.org
Thu25Apr20196:30 pmErica Schilling Forum, Cabrillo College, Aptos
The Social Action Committee of Temple Beth El, Aptos, together with the Cabrillo Sustainability Council and Reel Work Labor Film Festival, present a screening and discussion of "Paris to Pittsburgh." This documentary highlights communities around the globe demanding and developing solutions to climate change. Come to this event and be inspired in your efforts for a healthier planet.
Cabrillo College, Erica Schilling Forum, Room 450
6500 Soquel Drive, Aptos, 95003
RSVP or more info at https://secure.latest.facebook.com/events/2116577761772151/
Fri26Apr20196:15 pm - 8:30pmTemple Isaiah, Los Angeles
Experience the joy of being with fellow faith and climate advocates! 6:15pm start the Jazz Shabbat Service; about 7:30pm enjoy dinner and discussion of the Green New Deal and other pressing federal climate policy. Speakers include Joe Galliani, South Bay 350.org, Russell Green, The Climate Mobilization; and Kathy Seal, Chair of West LA Citizens Climate Lobby.
6:15: Shabbat Jazz Service
RSVP is required for dinner. Please do so here.
Address: 10345 W. Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, 90064
Phone: (310) 277-2772
Thu09May201910:00am - 2:00pmLos Angeles Cleantech Incubator
An event full of LADWP and faith education and incentives that can lower your operating costs and increase your organization's resiliency. Included will be an EV Ride 'n' Drive. You don't want to miss this!
Sponsored by Los Angeles Department Water & Power, Climate Resolve and California Interfaith Power & Light.
Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided to attendees.
L.A. Cleantech Incubator is at 525 S. Hewitt St., Los Angeles, 90013. 8 blocks from the Korea Town Goldline stop or parking available for $4.
Thu23May20197:00pm - 8:30pm1520 Grand Avenue, San Rafael, CA 94901
An excellent interfaith dialogue on caring for Creation from several major faith traditions. Moderated by Susan Stephenson, Executive Director of Interfaith Power & Light, sponsored by CIPL and Marin Interfaith Climate Action. This event is part of the speaker series of the Dominican Sisters of San Rafael.
RSVP - CommunityRelations@sanrafaelop.org
For more information, call (415) 453-8303
Sun26May201912:30pm - 2:00pmUnitarian Universalist Society of Sacramento
This event features Michael Newland, a professional archaeologist and contributing author to the recent book "Climate Abandoned." It is sponsored by UU Sacramento's Earth Justice group, a very active and well-respected group within Sacramento's climate change efforts.
Address: 2425 Sierra Blvd, Sacramento, 95825
Free and open to the public
Wed29May20199:30am - 2:00pm525 S. Hewitt St., Los Angeles, 90013
An EXCELLENT opportunity for houses of worship in Los Angeles Department of Water & Power territory. In this event, there will be:
**On-site priority registration for Direct Install Program (FREE audit and energy-efficiency and water measures; possible thousands of dollars of free fixtures)
**EV Charger Rebate program info
**Solar Incentive Program info
**EV Ride 'n' Drive
For congregations just starting out or well on their way to sustainability, this is a great place to be for information, resources, and networking with others in the faith community.
RSVP at www.FaithCommunity2019.com.
Sun23Jun2019Fri28Jun2019All DayZephyr Point Presbyterian Conference Center, NV
We are All Stewards of the Earth: Interfaith Approaches to Earth Consciousness
Join inter-religious leaders in the gorgeous setting of Lake Tahoe, NV for song, celebration, growth and discussion. Topics of conversation include "The Spiritual Roots of American Environmentalism" led by CIPL Executive Director Susan Stephenson. Plan for a time of awakening and relaxation. Click here for more information and registration.
Address of Zephyr Point - 660 US-50 Box 289, Zephyr Cove, NV 89448