Bonus: Links To Websites Featuring Scientists And Their Work
- Union of Concerned Scientists
- Skeptical Science (run by Dr. John Cook, Univ of Queensland)
- Yale Forum on Climate Change and the Media (combined efforts of science journalists and active scientists)
- Climate Communication (founded by a science writer, SJ Hassol, has an advisory board of academic scientists)
NERC (UK Science Funding Agency - equivalent to the USA's National Science Foundation)
Spiritual Practices as a Guide for Climate Wellness
Practice #5: Discernment Two-Step
When you are evaluating new information or perspectives, or trying to make a decision, how do you know what’s true? How do you decide?
Many traditions offer practices that begin with a quieting of the mind: meditation, prayer, journaling, listening. Many traditions, too, encourage receiving guidance from a community: consulting the teachings of one’s tradition, talking with a religious leader, getting feedback from others in the community.
If you are in the process of discerning, try this two-step process: first, quiet your mind and listen; then evaluate with the help of others in community.
For more practices, visit our Spiritual Practices as a Guide for Climate Wellness page.
Your Health, Our Climate
Tip #5: Choose Green Power
In some parts of Texas, the electricity market is deregulated, which means that you have the power to choose your provider.
In deregulated areas, the state’s “Power to Choose” website can help you compare providers—and by selecting renewable options on the left-hand side of the site, you can find providers who offer electricity generated by clean, renewable energy sources.
In other areas of the state, many providers have green options; call your provider to explore renewable energy options, and tell them you support green energy for a cleaner, healthier planet and people.
For more tips, visit our Your Health, Our Climate page.
Engaging Your Community
Step #5: Attend A Local TXIPL Meeting
There is strength, inspiration, and encouragement to be found in connecting with other religious leaders who are concerned about climate change. In Fort Worth, Dallas, Austin, San Antonio, and San Marcos, local TXIPL groups are working together to green their congregations and communities.
Go to one of their meetings, or—if there’s not a group in your area yet, let us help you get one started.
For more steps, visit our Engaging Your Community page.
For links to more videos, practices, tips, and resources, visit our Living In A Warmer World page.