Eco-Faith from Home Schedule
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Tuesday, April 13 at 10:00 AM
Coffee & Something Stronger with Sevim Kalyoncu, Green Muslims
Tuesday, April 13 at 6:30 PM
Drawdown Georgia: Bringing Climate Solutions Home, led by Blair Beasley, Drawdown Georgia
Thursday, April 15 at 1:00 PM
Hope in Bloom: Conversations for Healing and Holding Eco Grief, led by Hermina Glass-Hill (GIPL), Beth Remmes (GIPL), Sarah Ogletree (NCIPL), Rev. Dawn Cooley (KYIPL), and Rev. Scott Hardin-Nieri (Creation Care Alliance of WNC)
Tuesday, April 20 at 10:00 AM
Coffee & Something Stronger with Rev. Dr. Gerald Durley, Interfaith Power & Light
Tuesday, April 20 at 6:30 PM
Advancing Just Energy for All: Opportunities for Drawdown GA, led by Chandra Farley, Alicia Scott, and Nathaniel Smith Partnership for Southern Equity
Wednesday, April 21 at 2:00 PM
Kiss the Ground Discussion – “Sacred Ground: A Message of Hope,” hosted by Interfaith Power & Light and featuring Veronica Kyle, Faith in Place and Josh Tickell, Kiss the Ground filmmaker
*Please plan to view the film prior to the panel. Click here to learn more.
Tuesday, April 27 at 10:00 AM
Coffee & Something Stronger with Dr. Carol Newsom, Candler School of Theology
Thursday, April 29 at 6:30 PM
Sick and Tired of Being Sick and Tired: Imagining a Healthy, Equitable, & Sustainable Planet, hosted by Hermina Glass-Hill, GIPL, Kevin Ionno, the Climate Reality Project of Coastal Georgia, UUC Savannah Anti-Racism Committee, and UUC Savannah Green Team. Panelists include Dr. Kim Cobb, Georgia Institute of Technology, Rev. Zack Lyde, Principled Pastors of the Poor, and Helen R. Ladson, a Brunswick-based cultural activist.
Tuesday, May 4 at 10:00 AM
Coffee & Something Stronger with Jacob Johns
Thursday, May 6 at 6:30 PM
Drawdown Georgia for Congregations: Time to Take the Next Step, led by Hannah Shultz and Codi Norred, GIPL
Tuesday, May 11 at 6:30 PM
Drawdown Georgia Civic Dinner: Let’s Talk About Electricity, led by Codi Norred and Hannah Shultz, GIPL
Thursday, May 13 at 6:30 PM
Preparing your Congregation for Climate Disasters, led by Avery Davis Lamb, Creation Justice Ministries
Coffee & Something Stronger with Sevim Kalyoncu
Coffee & Something Stronger is a weekly show, featuring environmental leaders around Georgia and across the country. Sevim Kalyoncu is the Executive Director of Green Muslims. Growing up in Alabama surrounded by woods and creeks, Sevim discovered at an early age that her most direct connection with God came through nature. To this day, she still finds peace in natural surroundings and holds a deep concern regarding humankind’s responsibility as vicegerent of the earth.
Drawdown Georgia: Bringing Climate Solutions Home
Drawdown Georgia is a statewide initiative to identify and scale climate solutions in Georgia. This presentation will provide an overview of Drawdown Georgia and an introduction to the research that underpins it.
Hope in Bloom: Conversations for Healing and Holding Eco Grief
A talk with faith leaders about how to be present and how to lovingly accompany one another in the midst of suffering and grief resulting from ecological degradation and climate change. It will share ways in which faith communities may be better conduits of hope during this time of threat to God’s good creation.
Coffee & Something Stronger with Rev. Dr. Gerald Durley
Coffee & Something Stronger is a weekly show, featuring environmental leaders around Georgia and across the country. Rev. Durley is the former Pastor of the historic Providence Missionary Baptist Church of Atlanta, where he served for nearly 25 years. In 2011, Rev. Durley was inducted into the International Civil Rights Walk of Fame for his contributions during the civil rights movement of the 1960s.
Advancing Just Energy for All: Opportunities for Drawdown GA
Equity-centered energy, utility and climate policies significantly enhance household economic stability and improve the overall quality of our air, water and other natural resources that affect our health and well-being. This interactive “fishbowl” discussion will explore the opportunities for Drawdown GA to center equity in its 20-solution framework.
Kiss the Ground Discussion – “Sacred Ground: A Message of Hope“
*Please plan to view the film prior to the panel.
“Kiss the Ground” is a new film how about how regenerating the world’s soils has the potential to rapidly stabilize Earth’s climate, restore lost ecosystems, and create abundant food supplies. This film explains why transitioning to regenerative agriculture could be key in rehabilitating the planet, while simultaneously invigorating a new sense of hope and inspiration in viewers. Click here to learn more.
Let’s Talk with Rev featuring Dr. Shalanda Baker
Dr. Shalanda Baker is the Deputy Director for Energy Justice in the Office of Economic Impact and Diversity at the U.S Department of Energy. She is also the author of Revolutionary Power: An Activist’s Guide to the Energy Transition. We will discuss Dr. Baker’s book, work, and energy justice in the Southeast.
Coffee & Something Stronger with Dr. Carol Newsom
Coffee & Something Stronger is a weekly show, featuring environmental leaders around Georgia and across the country. Dr. Carol A. Newsom is the Charles Howard Candler Professor Emerita of Old Testament at Candler School of Theology. Newsom came to Candler in 1980, only the second woman to hold a tenure-track position. Newsom’s research focuses on the Dead Sea Scrolls, the biblical wisdom tradition, the book of Daniel, and apocalyptic literature. She has written and edited 13 books and scores of articles, book chapters, translations, encyclopedia articles and reviews.
Drawdown Georgia: What’s Health Got to Do with It?
This workshop will explore climate change-related threats to public health in Georgia and examine steps people can take to protect their health AND lessen their carbon footprint. The workshop will also address environmental/climate justice, health equity and resilience building in communities throughout Georgia.
A Faithful Call to Action on Voting Rights and Climate Change with Senator Reverend Warnock
Join Georgia Interfaith Power & Light and Interfaith Power & Light for a discussion with Senator Reverend Raphael Warnock. Senator Reverend Warnock is a U.S. Senator from Georgia and one of two ordained ministers in the Senate. The Rev. Dr. Gerald L. Durley, IPL board chair, Codi Norred, GIPL Executive Director, and Senator Warnock will have a conversation about opportunities in this Congress to strengthen our democracy and to advance climate policies.
Sick & Tired of Being Sick & Tired: Imagining a Healthy, Equitable, and Sustainable Planet
The current global climate crisis has no geographical boundaries, but the consequences of historic racial prejudices and structural racism have created systemic social and economic inequities in which communities of color feel the brunt and find it challenging to escape climate change. This presentation focuses on the impact and correlations of climate change, social inequity, and racial injustice. Local experts will lead conversations about each of these issues and offer positive perspectives for action toward the creation of a healthy, equitable, and sustainable planet.
Coffee & Something Stronger with Jacob Johns
Coffee & Something Stronger is a weekly show, featuring environmental leaders around Georgia and across the country. As a community organizer, Jacob Johns’ work stems from an effort to innovate new ways of moving society forward. The out-dated models of how we live on this planet are failing, and we need new paradigms that uplift the planet to a higher state that heals our world. Johns’ organizing efforts have focused on multiple interconnected issues involving social justice and minority rights, as well as environmental protection.
Beyond your Home: Federal Climate Policy
National policy experts from Interfaith Power and Light, Mom’s Clean Air Force, and the Sierra Club will provide an overview of current climate and environmental legislation at the Federal level and insight on President Biden’s “Build Back Better Plan.” Panelists will detail how these policies will affect Georgia and the Southeast while providing guidance on how to advocate for these policies by contacting your federal elected officials.
Drawdown Georgia for Congregations: Time to Take the Next Step
This workshop will review the 20 high impact Drawdown Georgia solutions for cutting Georgia’s carbon impact by one-third by 2030 and will focus on the steps that congregations can take to engage with specific solutions. Congregations will learn about practical actions for reducing their carbon impact and the ways they can advocate for policies related to these solutions.
Drawdown Georgia Civic Dinner: Let’s Talk About Electricity
Join Codi Norred, Executive Director of GIPL and Hannah Shultz, Program Associate, for a community conversation about the future of energy in Georgia. This Civic Dinner will focus on the Drawdown Georgia solutions in the Electricity sector. Participants will learn about GIPL’s Power Wise energy efficiency program and about exploring solar as a viable energy option for congregations.
Preparing Your Congregation for Climate Disasters
As we enter another climate-intensified hurricane season, it is time to step back and ask: How can our congregations be hubs of climate resilience, helping our communities weather the spiritual and physical storms of the climate crisis? Join this virtual workshop to learn practical steps for building disaster preparedness and climate resilience in your congregation.
April 13 – May 13, 2021