Faith and Climate News: Top Stories for the Week of Nov 25 – Dec 1

By path2positive

Every Friday, Blessed Tomorrow releases the top faith and climate stories from the previous week. This roundup highlights achievements in climate solutions and effective climate communications from and for people of faith. We feature helpful tips and strategies for you to implement in your faith community and stories to inspire everyone.

We’ll also let you know about upcoming events in the faith and climate community. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter to catch the news as it happens.

Let’s Lead Case Study: Sacramento Combines Equity Plus Livability

Five years ago, the City of Sacramento created its first Climate Action Plan, with specific goals, strategies, and actions to reduce emissions and prepare for climate change impacts. The plan created a domino effect that informed the capital city’s 2035 General Plan, which lays out citywide goals spanning economic development, education, recreation, public health and safety, and more. Continue reading on ecoAmerica.org.

What Keeps Americans from Understanding Climate Change?

Recent studies show that greed, fear, and bias keeps most Americans from truly grasping the urgency of climate change. Read this Salon article.

Can We Put Politics Aside to Tackle Climate Change?

Across the pond, the 2017 European Capacity Building Initiative (ECBI) held an event where religious leaders joined scientists and philosophers to discuss how the world can get ahead of climate change. Learn more here.

‘Environmental Evangelist’ Mitch Hescox is Spreading the Gospel of Creation Care 

Rev. Mitch Hescox, the leader of the Evangelical Environmental Network, believes that true Christians are stewards of God’s precious Earth. He has been spreading the gospel across the United States. Next on his event schedule is the Greening of the Statehouse in Indiana. Read more about Hescox

Press Release: 5 Major Nursing Groups Join Climate Action Collaborative

The Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments, The Association of Public Health Nurses, National Association of Hispanic Nurses, National Student Nurses Association, Nurse Alliance of Services Employees International Union Healthcare and Public Health Nursing Section of the American Public Health Association form a climate action collaborative. Read the press release on ecoAmerica.org.

 

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