Join us for one of these great events during Faith Climate Action Week, April 15-24!
Faith, Climate, and Agriculture Forum
Tuesday, April 19, 2016, 6:30 – 8:00 PM
Vogel Community Room in the Learning Commons
Join us on the campus of Northwestern College in Orange City for a forum on the connections between faith, climate, and agriculture. Our panelists for this event include Dr. Gene Takle, Director of the Climate Science program at Iowa State University; Dr Ron Vos, Professor of Agriculture Emeritus at Dordt College and long-time farmer; Dr. Laurie Furlong, Professor of Biology at Northwestern College; and Rev. Joan Fumetti, retired United Church of Christ clergy and former Foods Resource Bank staff.
For a downloadable flyer, click here.
Co-sponsors of the forum are Iowa Interfaith Power & Light, Center for Rural Affairs, Environmental Law & Policy Center, and Young Evangelicals for Climate Action.
Iowa IPL Press Conference
Thursday, April 21, 2016, 10:00 AM
Iowa State Capitol
Iowa IPL will hold a press conference in the Rotunda of the Iowa State Capitol to release our 2016 Statement by Religious Leaders in Iowa on Global Climate Change. Please join us to show your support for the clergy and faith leaders who sign this year’s statement, encouraging policy-makers to work together for solutions to lower our carbon emissions and build a clean energy future. The statement can be found here.
Climate Change at the End of Your Fork: Daily Choices, Global Impacts
Saturday, April 23, 2016, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Sinsinawa Mound Center
585 County Road Z
Sinsinawa, WI 53824
In this day-long retreat and workshop, we’ll explore the intersections of our faith, the food we eat, and the reality of climate change. Rooted in prayer and song, we’ll find the strength and courage in our stories of connection to take practical steps to help solve climate change at the end of our forks.
This is a full day extension of the Food • Faith • Climate workshop that also includes time for prayer and reflection, time to create your own narrative for why you care enough to do something about climate change by changing your food practices, and individual assistance in developing your plan for more climate-friendly food practices. This event also features a locally sourced lunch from the fabulous kitchen of Sinsinawa Mounds. Download a poster here.
Presenters: Sarah Paulos, Program and Outreach Coordinator for Iowa Interfaith Power & Light
Eric Anglada, Program Coordinator, Sinsinawa Mound Center
Katrina Richardson, M.Div. student, Dubuque Theological Seminary
Carolyn Kennedy, Director, Food, Faith, Farm Network
Registration Fee: $25
Registration deadline: Apr 18, 2016
Contact: Eric Anglada at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This is a joint project of Sinsinawa Dominican Sisters, Iowa Interfaith Power & Light, Wisconsin Interfaith Power & Light, and Food, Faith and Farm Network.
Earth Day Walk and Rally
Saturday, April 23, 9:30 – 11:30 AM
Bring your signs and banners to support renewable energy and come learn how electric energy is transforming our world for future generations. The rally will feature a solar energy display, a model wind turbine, and all-electric vehicles (We even have a Tesla!). There will be live music, plus speakers from the solar and wind energy community, policy makers, students and more.
The half-mile walk will begin at the Chinese Pagoda near the Des Moines Botanical Center and end at Cowles Commons for the rally. For more information visit us on Facebook.
Co-sponsoring organizations for this event are Iowa Interfaith Power & Light, Interfaith Green Coalition, Iowa Wind Energy Association, Iowa Solar Energy Trade Association, and Wind Energy Student Organization (ISU campus).