Posts Categorized: Climate Change

Reminder: Countdown to Copenhagen

International leaders will be meeting in Copenhagen in December to create a new international agreement to lower greenhouse gas emissions that will replace the Kyoto Protocol when it expires in 2012. These are crucial talks, and it is important for…

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Louisiana Wetlands

Bayou Blue Presbyterian Church in Gray, Louisiana has found a passion for hospitality and education. They invite volunteers at the Houma Presbyterian Disaster Assistance Volunteer Village to for dinner and to an educational program on the shrinking of Louisiana’s wetlands….

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New Reports and Resources on Climate Change

On the eve of 350.org’s International Day of Climate Action, there are several new resources and reports on climate change that I thought I’d share. A new report from the International Food Policy Research Institute states that 25 million more…

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Poverty, Children, and Climate Change

The United Nations sponsors the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty every year on October 17. The day seeks to recognizee the struggle of people living in poverty, give folks in poverty a chance to make their voices heard,…

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Swarthmore PC Wins 2009 EPA Energy Star Congregations Award

Each year the Energy Star for Congregations Program of the Environmental Protection Agency awards congregations for outstanding energy efficiency and innovation. This year Swarthmore Presbyterian Church in Swarthmore, PA was one of only four churches nationwide to win the award….

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October 24 is International Day of Climate Action

Scientists say that 350 parts per million of carbon in the atmosphere is the safe limit for creation. 350.org is asking people around the world to plan actions on October 24 to highlight the need to bring carbon levels down…

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Social Creed for the 21st Century

In 2008 the General Assembly approved the Social Creed for the 21st Century. This social creed updates the 1908 “Social Creed of the Churches” with new areas pertinent to our lives today. The new Social Creed affirms the need for…

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International Fair Trade Justice Action Day

In addition to Columbus Day, today is also International Fair Trade Justice Day. Read Alexandra Buck’s post on Food and Faith Blog to see how you can be a voice for fair trade today as a part of the Week…

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National Climate Call In

The National Council of Churches Eco-Justice Program will continue its series of calls on climate issues and legislation on October 21 at Noon Eastern time. The call in number is 866-939-8416 and the access code is 7420302. Please let Tyler…

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Week of Action on Food: From Food Crisis to Food Justice

During the week of October 11-18, 2009, PC(USA) will be joining partners around the world to address the global food crisis. Climate Change is already affecting the growing seasons in some regions, and is predicted to increase world hunger. Learn…

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