Our June interfaith environmental conference call will be Wednesday, June 20th from 12 to 1 p.m. For this call, we are excited to welcome guest presenter Tyler Edgar, the Assistant Director of the Climate and Energy Campaign from the National Council of Churches’ Eco Justice Program. Tyler heads the Council’s work to address global warming, is a seasoned organizer, and was a UPS Scholar at Dartmouth’s Tuck Business School Non-Profit Bridge Program. She holds a B.A. in environmental policy from Colby College and is an active Episcopalian.
Tyler will be giving us information about the higher carbon emission standards recently proposed by the EPA why their adoption is so vital for America’s future. We will also learn about the many health implications linked to high carbon emissions, along with ways people can engage such issues on local and national levels.
This month’s call will also feature a guest facilitator—our very own Sarah Macias! Sarah serves on the steering committee for Austin’s Interfaith Environmental Network, the local chapter of Texas Interfaith Power and Light. Following a twenty five year career in park management, Sarah has now begun her second year in the Master of Divinity program at Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary. She has a Certificate in Non-Profit Management from Austin Community College, a Certificate in Spiritual Formation from Columbia Theological Seminary, and has recently completed the requirements for a Certificate in Environmental Ministry and Leadership from McCormick Theological Seminary.
Given their backgrounds, the conversation between these two is bound to be both rousing and informative!
Depending on interests and questions, we also intend to cover starting local, interfaith, environmental networks for those interested. There will also be time for callers to ask questions, share ideas and connect!
To RSVP for the call, receive a copy of the call's agenda or request notes from the call, please e-mail Sarah. As always, feel free to invite others to participate!
In our monthly environmental calls, we seek to connect faith leaders around the state who are engaged in the work of caring for Creation; provide updates about environmental legislation and advocacy opportunities; keep you current on new programs and initiatives; and create a space for sharing hopes and frustrations, plans and ideas, stories and prayers.