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Food, Faith, Climate Workshop June 23 in Iowa City

Healthy soil is a climate solution! Farmers in Iowa are finding ways to produce the food we eat in a more sustainable manner that improves the health of the soil and thus the climate. Learn how we can all be part of this climate solution with every meal we eat. Local food resources will be represented at the workshop.

When: Saturday, June 23, 2018, 9:30 – 11:30 am. Doors open at 9am for registration, coffee, and a chance to browse the tables of local food resources. So come early!
Where: First United Methodist Church, 214 N. Jefferson St, Iowa City, IA
Co-sponsors: 100 Grannies, First Presbyterian Church, Wesley Student Center
Cost: Free, pre-registration required.



Read more about the Food, Faith, Climate program here.

This program is one of the series of Iowa IPL programs being funded by the Iowa City Community Partnership Climate Action fund to help residents of Iowa City reduce their carbon emissions in their daily lives to help Iowa City achieve their audacious city-wide goal of reducing carbon emissions by 28% by the year 2030.

Workshop includes pocket guides for sustainable eating, tips and resources for making more climate-friendly choices, a climate-friendly snack provided by New Pioneer Co-op!

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Faith for Energy Equity Workshops in August


Faith for Energy Equity is a workshop for faith leaders in Iowa to connect with one another and to imagine a shared response to climate change and energy inequity in our communities.


The most vulnerable members of our communities at home and around the world are being hurt first and worst by our use of fossil fuels. The poorest members of our communities often pay the largest amount of their budget for energy. Our faith traditions call us to care for our neighbors by reducing our own use of fossil fuels and providing safe, clean, and affordable energy to those in need.

At this workshop we will examine how our dependence on fossil fuels harms low-income and communities of color, and how faith communities can respond with practical solutions.

We will draw connections between climate change and other important moral issues such as hunger, immigration, disaster relief, poverty, and human health.

Through conversation we will begin to build collective action to improve the quality of life in your community.

You will leave inspired and empowered to share your learning with your faith community!

Workshop includes a folder packed with resources to help you

  • Save energy at home and in your congregation, which means lower energy bills!
  • Educate your congregation
  • Act together with your colleagues to improve the quality of life in your community


Workshop and lunch are free of charge. Please join us at 9:30 am for check-in and opening activities. Coffee and morning snack provided. Please join us for lunch to socialize.

There are three sessions, choose the one nearest your location. Pre-registration required at the link below.

When: Tuesday, August 28, 2018, 9:30 Registration, 10am – 12noon Workshop, followed by lunch.
Where: Faith Missionary Baptist Church, 3415 Third St., Des Moines, IA
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When: Thursday, August 30, 2018, 9:30 Registration, 10am – 12noon Workshop, followed by lunch.
Where: Jubilee United Methodist Church,1621 E 4th St, Waterloo, IA 50703
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When: TBD
Where: TBD

These workshops were created in partnership with Creation Justice Ministries, Iowa Interfaith Power & Light,
Iowa-Nebraska NAACP with I’ll Make Me A World In Iowa, and Young Evangelicals for Climate Action. Funded by US Climate Action Network.




The Good Life Redefined September 16, Davenport

Attend Iowa Interfaith Power & Light’s workshop to learn how our “stuff” contributes to climate change, and how our faith traditions call us call us to reconnect with what is meaningful to live in harmony with the earth and each other. Together we will examine the Good Life, and make a plan to create a more JOYFUL life that is easier on the planet.

When: Sunday, September 16, 2018, in the afternoon, time to be determined.
Where: St. John’s United Methodist Church, 109 E. 14th St, Davenport, IA
Cost: TBD

Registration available in June.

Co-sponsored by First Baptist Church, First Christian Church, and Trinity Episcopal Cathedral

The workshop includes tips, resources and a handy wallet guide for more climate-friendly choices.

Read more about The Good LIfe Redefined here.

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The Good Life Redefined October 13, Cedar Rapids

When: Saturday, October 13, 2018,  time to be determined.
Where: St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 1340 3rd Ave SE, Cedar Rapids, IA
Cost: TBD

Registration available in August.

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