Dallas Interfaith Power and Light invites you to a discussion about Religion and Climate on Monday evening, January 19th! Leaders from Buddhist, Muslim, and Jain traditions will offer their perspectives on climate change, and we'll have time for questions and conversation.
If future generations are to remember us more with gratitude than sorrow, we must achieve more than just the miracles of technology. We must also leave them a glimpse of the world as it was created, not just as it looked when we got through with it.
--Lyndon B. Johnson
This October, the Lutherans Restoring Creation Team of the Texas Louisiana Gulf Coast Synod is participating in the EcoChallenge, and they invite you and your congregation to join them! For two weeks (October 15-29) you and your congregation will choose one action to reduce your environmental impact. The EcoChallenge website can help you choose a challenge (or create your own challenge) and log your progress over the two-week period. Here’s more from EcoChallenge:
What: San Antonio Power and Light Teaming With Wildlife event
Where: Unity Church of San Antonio, 1711 W Lawndale Dr, San Antonio, TX 78209
When: October 16, 2014, 7-8:30PM
Many of Austin's houses of worship would LOVE to protect Creation by installing solar panels, helping to meet their energy needs in a green, renewable way! Yet many of these same congregations have yet to take the plunge. If you belong to one of these "on the fence" communities, then you know that the best intentions can get bogged down in all kinds of confusing questions:
The theme of Texas Lutheran University's annual Krost Symposium is "Environmental Justice: Texan Responses to Global Crises," and examines how people are impacted by their environment. All events will take place at Texas Lutheran University, 1000 West Court Street, Seguin, Texas 78155.
The symposium will take place in four segments:
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CREATION AND SPIRITUALITY: Awakening a Passion for the Environment in People of Faith
What do the major faiths teach us about our relationship with the earth?
On Tuesday, September 9, Dr. William Greenway, Associate Professor of philosophical theology at the Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary, will address this question from an open Christian perspective that focuses on values shared by Buddhist, Hindu, Islamic, Jewish and other great faith traditions of the world. A warm and engaging speaker, Dr. Greenway will allow ample time for questions and discussion on how people of faith can engage in meaningful care for the gift of creation.
The evening is presented by San Antonio Interfaith Power & Light and Compassionate San Antonio. It is being hosted by St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church at 4201 DeZavala Road, from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm in anticipation of the upcoming Encyclical by Pope Francis on caring for creation. The evening is free and open to the public.
The Clean Power Plan is a new EPA proposal for reducing carbon pollution from existing power plants. Currently, there are no national limits on the amount of carbon pollution these plants can pump into the air. The electric power sector is responsible for nearly 40 percent of the carbon dioxide (CO2) pollution in the United States.
The Clean Power Plan proposed rule would:
- Reduce CO2 pollution 30 percent below 2005 levels by the year 2030;
- Avoid up to 6,600 premature deaths, up to 150,000 asthma attacks in children, and up to 490,000 missed work or school days—providing up to $93 billion in climate and public health benefits; and
- Shrink electricity bills roughly 8 percent by increasing energy efficiency and reducing demand in the electricity system.
Archived Energy Star Webinar Featuring Jerry Lawson Now Available.
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Announcing 2014 Memorial Day Tax-Free Weekend on Energy Efficient Products
The city of Austin is beginning a conversation about its energy future, and TXIPL's Austin affiliate—the Interfaith Environmental Network (IEN)—wants to ensure that the faith community has the information it needs to participate in this important conversation.
On Monday, March 3, 2014, IEN mailed the following letter to over 300 Austin-area congregations: