Eco-Faith from Home Workshops
Eco-Faith from Home Workshops are meant to equip you for meaningful climate action.
Drawdown Georgia: Bringing Climate Solutions Home
Led by Blair Beasley, Director of Climate Strategies, Ray C. Anderson Foundation | April 13 at 6:30 PM
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
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) | April 15 at 1:00 PM
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.
Advancing Just Energy for All: Opportunities for Drawdown GA
Led by Chandra Farley, Alicia Scott, & Nathaniel Smith Partnership for Southern Equity | April 20 at 6:30 PM
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”
Featuring Veronica Kyle, Faith in Place and Josh Tickell, Kiss the Ground filmmaker | April 21 at 2:00 PM
*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
Led by Rev. Michael Malcom, The People’s Justice Council and Alabama Interfaith Power & Light & Chandra Farley, Partnership for Southern Equity | April 22 at 6:00 PM
Created by Rev. Michael Malcom, Executive Director of The People’s Justice Council and Alabama Interfaith Power & Light, the first guest will be Dr. Shalanda Baker Deputy Director for Energy Justice in the Office of Economic Impact and Diversity at the U.S Department of Energy. Dr. Baker is also the author of Revolutionary Power: An Activist Guide to the Energy Transition.
Drawdown Georgia: What’s Health Got to Do with It?
Led by Neha Pathak (GCCA) and Na’Taki Osborne Jelks (WAWA) | April 27 at 6:30 PM
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 & Climate change with Sen. Rev. Warnock
Led by Rev. Gerald Durley, IPL & Codi Norred, GIPL | April 28 at 2:30 PM
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, 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
Hosted by Hermina Glass-Hill, GIPL, Kevin Ionno, the Climate Reality Project of Coastal Georgia, and UUC Savannah Anti-Racism Committee & Green Team | April 29 at 6:30 PM
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.
Beyond your Home: Federal Climate Policy
Led by Interfaith Power & Light, Mom's Clean Air Force, and the Sierra Club, GIPL | May 4 at 6:30 PM
National policy experts 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
Hannah Shultz and Codi Norred, GIPL | May 6 at 6:30 PM
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
Led by Codi Norred and Hannah Shultz, GIPL | May 11 at 6:30 PM
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
Led by Avery Davis Lamb, Creation Justice Ministries | May 13 at 6:30 PM
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