Fighting climate change interfaith style: divestment, reinvestment, and personal action

Rev. Fletcher Harper of GreenFaith in a webinar about fighting climate change, interfaith style!

Rev. Fletcher Harper of GreenFaith in a webinar about fighting climate change, interfaith style!

Check out this 30-minute webinar hosted by Religions for Peace on fighting climate change with Fletcher Harper, executive director of an organization called Green Faith.  They’re focused on building practical action on climate change on both a local scale and also a national/global scale through divestment and reinvestment.  He’s a great speaker and it’s really encouraging to hear what he has to say.

I’m a young adult leader in Religions for Peace so I had to opportunity to have some conversation with him at the end!  I could use a bit more polish in my speaking 😉

Check it out!!
http://www.rfpusa.org/religions-for-peace-webinar-gearing-up-to-fight-climate-change-with-fletcher-harper-may-29th/

 

2 thoughts on “Fighting climate change interfaith style: divestment, reinvestment, and personal action

  1. ethan, thank you for the green prompt, it is clear that the premise of faith based action will be useful in the healing the earth from a century of blatant industrialization..and i applaud the social and religious effort in such encouraging work.

    may i suggest that the rhetoric be scaled down to sharply focused action–less wording, more grounding..each denomination or group could be asked to specifically find areas of need and enlist members in such venues.

    starting at ground level:
    energy savings within buildings (solar panels, wind turbines or choice of heating/cooling/insulation, etc).
    roofing, walls, flooring which could improve structural conservation.
    then going on the same principle:
    water conservation as a model for home extension of the stewarding of this precious piece of earth each person lives on.
    now i must economize this technological venue, i bid you and the interfaith folks a steady path to wellness.
    good works and blessed progress.

    • Great suggestions! We hope to implement many of those ideas through our young adult group. GreenFaith also lists great resources for starting up “Green Teams” at places of worship. As a technical guy, I’m excited to measure progress, energy saved, etc.!

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