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Faith for Energy Equity Workshops in August

 

Join us for a new initiative in Iowa called, “Faith for Energy Equity.” We are kicking off this initiative with workshops 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.

What is Energy Equity?

“Energy equity” is when all people are able to access safe and affordable energy, and when the health and well being  of all communities are protected throughout the energy production and use process.

Unfortunately the most vulnerable members of our communities at home and around the world are being hurt first and worst by our inequitable energy economy. 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 energy that causes pollution and providing safe, clean, and affordable energy to those in need.

The good news is, there are more equitable pathways forward, and your faith community can help lead the way to a better future.

What does the workshop cover?

At this workshop we will examine how our inequitable energy economy 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

What does the workshop cost?

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.

Who would benefit the most from the workshop?

The workshop is designed for faith leaders who have interest in moving their congregation toward making a positive impact for energy equity. This may include clergy, leaders of justice and outreach ministries, leaders of education ministries, or stewards of faith communities’ assets/facilities. If you would like a faith leader who you know to join the workshop, please help us spread the word by sharing this flyer.

There are three workshops, if you are in a faith leadership role, please register for the one nearest your location. Pre-registration is required to ensure we have sufficient food and materials.

When: Monday, August 27, 2018, 9:30 Registration, 10am – 12noon Workshop, followed by lunch.
Where:
Sunnybrook Community Church, 5601 Sunnybrook Dr., Sioux City, IA 51106

 

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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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If you would like a faith leader who you know to join the workshop, please help us spread the word by sharing this flyer.

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

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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, 2 – 4pm
Where: St. John’s United Methodist Church, 109 E. 14th St, Davenport, IA
Cost: $20 per person

 

 

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.

For more info: programs@iowaipl.org

The Good Life Redefined October 13, Cedar Rapids

When: Saturday, October 13, 2018,  9:30 – 11:30 am.
Where: St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 1340 3rd Ave SE, Cedar Rapids, IA
Cost: Suggested donation of $5 collected at the workshop. This workshop is partially funded by a generous donation from the St. Paul’s United Methodist Church Foundation.

Registration available in August.

 

The Good Life Redefined October 28, Iowa City

When: Sunday, October 28, 2018,  2-4pm
Where: University of Iowa Wesley Student Center, 120 N. Dubuque St., Iowa City, IA 52245
Cost: Free, thanks to a grant from the Iowa City Community Partnership Climate Action Fund

Registration available in August.

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