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TXIPL Conference Call Archives

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.

If you missed a call, have no fear! We keep recordings of our monthly calls here.

Our next call is scheduled for Wednesday, October 24th from noon-1:00 p.m. Please join us!


November 2012 - "Sharing Our Light & Hope," a conversation about sources of hope in sustaining our work for creation care. Listen to this call.

September 2012 - "An Update on 'Fracking' in Texas," with guest presenter Virginia Palacios with the Environmental Defense Fund. Listen to this call.

August 2012 - "Managing Energy Use: ENERGY STAR and Portfolio Manager for Congregations" with guest presenters from the EPA. Download the slide presentation.

June 2012 - "The EPA, Global Warming, and You," with guest presenter Tyler Edgar, the Assistant Director of the Climate and Energy Campaign from the National Council of Churches’ Eco Justice Program. Listen to this call.

May 2012 - "Changes to the Open Beaches Act," with Dr. Richard McLaughlin, Endowed Chair for Marine Policy and Law of the Harte Research Institute, Gulf of Mexico Studies at Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi. Listen to this call.

April 2012 - "Working for a Just Farm Bill," with representatives of the Jewish Farm Bill Working Group. Listen to this call.

March 2012 - "Water," with Andrew Sansom, Director of the River Systems Institute. Listen to this call.

January 2012 - "How to Create a Green Team in Your Congregation," with Robin Nelson, Environmental Stewardship Manager of the Unitarian Universalist Association. Listen to this call.