GIPL Joins the Atlanta Climate March

Photo credit: Norah Silva Just two days ago, close to 700 people gathered in Atlanta’s streets for the Atlanta Climate March to walk the streets toward the National Center for Civil & Human Rights, raising a unified voice in support of a productive and hopeful Climate Conference in Paris. This global day of action included almost one million …

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Clean Power Plan—Our Support Continues

This week, hundreds gathered at the offices of the Environmental Protection Agency in downtown Atlanta to share their support (or disdain) for the Clean Power Plan – a rule GIPL has been advocating as a way to reduce carbon pollution as emitted by our country’s greatest offenders – coal-fired power plants. GIPL’s founder, Rev. Woody …

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Moving Forward with the Clean Power Plan

GIPL has been showing its support for the EPA’s Clean Power Plan since word of it first appeared a couple years ago. The plan is designed to curb greenhouse gas emissions from the nation’s top polluters – power plants – by regulating the C02 emitted from these power generators. This rule is in support of …

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An Encyclical-Inspired Climate Action Plan for Atlanta's Archdiocese

The Catholic Archbishop of Atlanta is issuing a climate action plan in response to Pope Francis’s historic encyclical. Susan Varlamoff, GIPL board member and director of UGA’s Office of Environmental Studies, is helping to lead the panel that will create the plan. Varlamoff shares her thoughts on why this project is important for the Catholic church, for …

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Faithful Conversations About the Science of Climate: Dr. Marshall Shepherd

You get in an elevator with one other person, and the doors close. Your elevator-riding companion turns to you and says, “You’ve got until the 40th floor to convince me that climate change is real.” What do you say? While this is an unlikely scenario, it does make you think — how do we engage in meaningful …

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Pope Francis’ Climate Change Talking Points

A great recap of Pope Francis’ messages about climate change during his visit to the U.S. last week, and ways we as people of faith can continue and propagate that message moving forward. Written by Jessie Dye, Program and Outreach Director of Earth Ministry/Washington Interfaith Power & Light for Sightline Daily. Maybe you heard? Pope Francis was making the rounds …

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Driving on Ice

“Wacky weather” does not do justice to the strange things happening around the planet. Two recent ice storms in the southeastern US dangerously disrupted the entire region. England has wide-spread flooding from bigger rains than have been recorded in centuries. (Thankfully, nobody there seems to be using the “biblical proportions” line that cropped up with Colorado’s …

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A Mass Movement of Faith

by Rev. Alan Jenkins, Oakhurst Presbyterian Church On Sunday, February 17, much to my mother’s chagrin, I played hooky from church. Accomplices included Presbyterians Jon Houghton (Druid Hills PC) and Edward Amos (Central PC). Mom knows I’ve skipped worship in the past, but what was different? Well, I was going to Washington, D.C. for, yet …

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