Announcement: Riding the Wind to a Cleaner Environment
April 6-14 Faith Climate Action Week This week, more than 1,500 congregations and hundreds of thousands of people of faith and conscience around the country are joining together to preach, teach, pray, and ACT to protect Earth and all of its inhabitants. Sponsored by Interfaith Power & Light
April 23, 2 pm Learn More About Carbon Offsets as a Tool for Achieving Carbon Neutrality. Rev. Douglas Olds (Presbyterian Church [USA]) will give a 45-minute presentation with time for questions covering pricing, investment options, and vendors for voluntary mitigation of our carbon emissions through offsets. The Chapel at First Presbyterian Church of San Rafael, 1510 Fifth Ave at E St., Sponsored by Marin Interfaith Climate Action
April 23, 2019, 7–9 pm (doors open at 6:15) The Green New Deal: A Game Changer? A bold and visionary set of ideas for climate action getting attention and traction in Washington. Can it gain real momentum and result in meaningful federal legislation for a healthier economy and country? Come learn from individuals on the front line. Program covers: Update on climate policy from Washington DC; The Sunrise Movement and the youth perspective on the GND; What we can learn from the 1930's New Deal; Is the GND imperative? What if Washington does not act?; What are the potential pitfalls and where is the opposition?; What is the role of the public? Speakers: Lucy London, Novato High School Senior; Jared Huffman, US Representative (CA 2nd District) and a member of the House’s Committee on the Climate Crisis and Chair of the Water, Oceans and Wildlife Sub-Committee; Mukta Kelkar, Bay Area Sunrise Movement Organizer; Isaac Silk, Bay Area Sunrise Movement Organizer; Mark Hertsgaard, Environment Correspondent for The Nation and author of Hot: Living Through the Next Fifty Years on Earth. Corte Madera Community Center, 498 Tamalpais Drive, Corte Madera. Sponsored by and register at Environmental Forum of Marin.
April 28, 2-5 pm Drive Clean Marin Free Community Drive Electric Event. EVs available to test drive from Chevy, Nissan, Tesla, BMW and more. EV owners and experts will be available to share best practices with charging at home and on the road and tapping into rebates and incentives. Please join us to learn how you can reduce your carbon footprint by 50% by making the switch to electric! Registration College of Marin parking lot near pool/gym, Kentfield. Sponsored by Organizing for Action, Marin Team
Ongoing Online - Deepening Resilience: Earth-Based Responses to Climate Change. Pagans and Polytheists Building Resilient Earth-Centered Communities The project is setting roots as a community blog project with seven topics over 12 weeks. Topics address spiritual-social-ecological systems, ecological grief and trauma, working with spirits, and building resilient communities that embrace marginalized peoples. Check websites for dates.
May 8, 7-9 pm - Firestorm: Marin County and Climate Change: Climate change continues to intensify the conditions causing the most destructive fires in California’s history. We here in Marin are extremely vulnerable. Featured speakers: Christie Neill, Marin County Fire Dept, VMP Battalion Chief; Patrick Gonzalez, UC Berkeley Climate Change Scientist and Forest Ecologist; Lisa Santora, Deputy Director, Main County Dept of Public Health; Joel Laucher, Senior Advisor, California Dept of Insurance; Kate Sears, Marin County Supervisor; and Todd Lando, FIREsafe MARIN. Moderated by veteran radio host, Peter B. Collins. RSVP to https://bit.ly/2W1hnBR. This event is free to the public. Childcare and Spanish translation provided on prior request. Sponsored by Organizing for Action Marin in partnership withFiresafe Marin, Drawdown Marin, Marin Conservation League, 350 Marin, Cool Effects, Marin Interfaith Climate Action, Sustainable San Rafael and Resilient Neighborhoods. San Rafael Community Center, 618 B Street, San Rafael, CA 94901
May 23, 7-8:30 pm. What Do Our Faith Traditions Teach Us About Right Relationship to the Earth? Panel of interfaith leaders: Rev. Douglas Olds, First Presbyterian Church, San Anselmo; Rabbi Paul Steinberg, Congregation Kol Shofar, Tiburon; Fr. Ken Weare, Saint Rita Catholic Church, Fairfax; Mirza Khan, San Domenico School, San Anselmo; moderated by Susan Stephenson, Executive Director, Interfaith Power and Light, followed by Q&A. The Gathering Space, Dominican Sisters Center, 1520 Grand Ave., San Rafael. Sponsored by Dominican Sisters of San Rafael, California Interfaith Power & Light and Marin Interfaith Climate Action. RSVP to CommunityRelations@sanrafaelop.org
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September 15, 9 am - 4 pm - Elders Awakened, Standing for Our Grandchildren and All Life: Climate Action, Social Justice, and a Flourishing Future, a two-part workshop following the Global Climate Action Summit Sponsored by Conscious Elders Network, First Unitarian Universalist Church, 1187 Franklin St., San Francisco
September 15, 5:30 pm - Global Climate Action Summit Affiliate Event: Getting to Paris Without Stopping in Washington. Time to Lead on Climate in association with Drawdown Marin Diamond Center Gymnasium, 700 College Ave., Kentfield
August 1, 2018 deadline for feedback City of San Rafael Climate Change Action Survey