Advancing to full assembly late last week in California was Senate Bill 100, historic legislation to transition California to 100% clean electricity by 2045, sending it to the full Assembly for a vote. Earlier in the day, advocates delivered more than 38,000 messages and signatures in support of the legislation from a range of stakeholders, including health and environmental advocates, clean energy industries, business communities, and environmental justice organizations.
Lobby Day on Capitol Hill doesn’t sound like a date that a university professor would circle on his calendar.
But Rick Hammer, associate professor of biology and environmental science at Hardin-Simmons University, had June 12 marked for a long time. That was the day set aside during the three-day Citizens Climate Lobby conference to meet with Congress members on Capitol Hill.
The rest of the conference, attended by about 1,200 people, was devoted to training and workshops.
The Church of the Nativity in Newport is growing. That is beans, tomatoes, squash, bok choy, melons and an assortment of other vegetables with the goal to help feed and teach Perry Countians about gardening.
The church on Second Street has expanded its community garden to about 2,000 square feet this year using money it was awarded for its environmental stewardship initiatives over the past couple years.
EAST HARWICH — A Care for Creation workshop on how to improve energy efficiency at local houses of worship will be held from 2 to 6 p.m. Wednesday.
The workshop is sponsored by Lutherans Restoring Creation and Massachusetts Interfaith Power & Light.
Those attending will learn how to monitor energy use and improve electrical and HVAC systems at houses of worship, often among the biggest energy wasters, and connect with others who share a concern for the planet, according to a statement from Lutherans Restoring Creation.
April 18, 2018
Contact: Susan Stephenson
(415) 561-4891 ext 17; (510) 484-7198
Rev. Richard Cizik (202) 253-6525
Native American and Faith Leaders to Deliver Letter to Secretary Zinke Opposing Rollback of BLM Methane Waste Standards
A group of Native American and national faith leaders will deliver a letter signed by more than 500 faith leaders calling on Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke not to weaken BLM’s Methane and Waste Prevention Rule.
Methane that is leaked, vented, and flared on our shared public and tribal lands creates public health hazards, alters our climate, and wastes valuable natural gas. This letter was signed in response to the Trump administration’s recent suspension of this critical environmental safeguard.
Who: Clergy and Native American Leaders from North Dakota, including:
Lisa DeVille, citizen of the Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara Nation located on Fort Berthold
Indian Reservation in western North Dakota, and member of ND Resource Council
Rev. Jim Winkler, President and General Secretary, National Council of Churches
Rev. Jason Carson Wilson, Justice and Peace Policy Fellow, United Church of Christ
Rabbi Fred Scherlinder Dobb, Coalition on the Environment and Jewish Life
Avery Davis Lamb, Program Manager, Interfaith Power & Light (DC.MD.NoVA)
Rev. Richard Cizik, Interfaith Power & Light Government Affairs Representative
What: Delivery of letter signed by over 500 faith leaders from 40 states to Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke opposing any weakening the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Methane and Waste Prevention Rule.
When: 1:00 PM Thursday April 19, Gather and Deliver letter as group to Secretary’s office
1:15 PM Thursday, April 19, Brief comments in front of building
Where: U.S. Department of the Interior
1849 C. Street NW (just off Constitution Ave.)
Why: People of faith stand with front line communities including Native Americans in North Dakota suffering from the impacts of methane leakage, venting, and flaring from oil and gas operations on our public and tribal lands. We oppose any rollback of the rules to limit methane emissions. Limiting methane emissions will help clean our air by preventing leaks from oil and gas operations and reducing volatile organic compounds that contribute to health problems like asthma.