North Carolina Interfaith Power & Light works with faith communities to address the causes and consequences of global climate change and promotes practical, hope-filled responses through education, outreach, and public policy advocacy.
The People’s Climate March is shaping up to be the largest movements of movements yet, bringing together people with the urgency and power needed to address the climate crisis. Read more here. It is happening in New York and simultaneously in locales around the world. Major organizations such as 350.org are arranging a Climate Tour of four East Coast Cities. The National Religious Partnership is calling for local prayer vigils. Other coordinating gatherings and events are listed here.
Are you going to NY for the People’s Climate March? Let us know! With this link, you will also have the option to join a listserv and hook up with others who are going from NC.
What is your congregation doing around the People’s Climate March?
Promote it. Put it in your announcements and newsletter and on your website. Distribute flyers. Click here for available materials.
Organize a bus and get a free Bus Captain Toolkit (click here for sneak preview).
Offer or request a rideshare.
Ask members to consider going.
Sponsor members to go.
Support the effort by donating to NCIPL.
Hold local observances – prayers, services, and/or a sound off. What’s a soundoff?
From the Green Faith website:
“On Sept. 21 at 1:00 pm “sound off” outdoors in support of climate action for 5 minutes & 50 seconds.
Why 5 minutes 50 seconds? That’s 350 seconds – the highest number of parts per million of Carbon Dioxide in the atmosphere that’s needed for a stable climate. We’re currently close to 400 ppm. How to sound off? Ring your bells (churches), sound a shofar publicly (synagogues), offer a public call to prayer (mosques), ring the meditation gong, bell or han (sanghas), chant a mantra (Hindu temples), or conduct an outdoor walking prayer/meditation – or another outdoor observance that you design.”
Keep checking back here to find out what other congregations are doing!