Hopeful Earth member and advocate, Tom Williamson, spoke at the MNIPL Environmental Interfaith Coalition kick off. Hopeful Earth is doing big and important things in YOUR community. They will continue to help form a coalition across Rochester, focusing on caring for our environment.
Next meeting: November 8th at 7PM, location TBD (email firstname.lastname@example.org for location updates.)
Useful to Consider:
The transition to a clean energy economy is not some far-off event that depends on a massive federal program. It’s happening now, faith community by faith community and neighborhood by neighborhood!
What is MNIPL - Minnesota Interfaith Power and Light?
MNIPL is an interfaith community co-creating a just and sustainable world. At MNIPL we work to build the interfaith climate movement in Minnesota by empowering faith communities across the state to take action that is authentic, effective, and energizing in their context. We do this in two ways: leadership development programs and action opportunities that provide tangible ways to make an impact. For complete information, check out the website:
What is the Rochester Faith and Solar Coalition?
At the EarthFest Expo, during Earth Week, in April 2017, Tom Williamson (at the CUMC Hopeful Earth booth) and Dan Nemes (the Church of St. John the Evangelist) decided to do something about Creation Care. They decided to work to create an interfaith group that would reduce energy consumption and install solar panels on buildings, leading to the following objectives:
· Take steps towards generating renewable energy, both at faith community buildings and individual residences
· Encourage and facilitate energy conservation projects at places of worship and residences
· Cultivate a city-wide network of faith communities committed to sharing workable project ideas and practices
· Create a sense of urgency and hope around Creation Care
Please join in the efforts to care for creation through CUMC Hopeful Earth, Rochester Faith and Solar Coalition, and MNIPL. It’s an exciting time to be involved!