Posts Categorized: Environmental

Blessed Tomorrow Climate Ambassador Training

As you may know, Americans are growing more concerned about climate change. As they witness and experience impacts to their health, livelihoods, and communities, they are increasingly looking for guidance on solutions from leaders in their daily lives, including faith leaders. That is why the Presbyterian Hunger Program is partnering with Blessed Tomorrow to provide… Read more »

Cop26: Friday Update

Marchers at Cop26 gathering A week into the two-week meeting, pledges to phase out coal power, ease access for developing countries to climate financing and cut methane emissions have made headlines as the negotiations continue. Today, Friday, was “youth and public empowerment” day at COP26, with events designed to reach across generations and other lines. This youth audience was… Read more »

COP26: Virtual Opportunities

Youth Gather around speaker at copy As COP26 continues in Scotland we are thankful for the opportunities to follow along here at home. Presbyterians across the US have their minds and prayers turned toward Glasgow. Presbyterian Janet Cox, Founding member of the Cool Planet Group, a Ist Presbyterian Palo Alto member, the Fossil Free PC(USA) representative to Detroit and Portland General… Read more »

Glasgow: Welcome to COP26

COP26 Signs COP26 kicked off in Glasgow, Scotland  this weekend and will run until Nov. 12. This gathering will bring together delegates from nearly 200 nations to work toward reducing greenhouse gas emissions and slowing global warming. Along with world leaders, many other people turn out for the annual event, including representatives from faith and environmental groups,… Read more »

Heritage Sunday

Heritage Sunday always falls on the Sunday closest to May 21, the opening date of the first General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America in 1789. The Presbyterian Historical Society creates resources to help congregations plan celebrations for  congregation   and learn more about Presbyterian history. This year the Historical Society… Read more »

Climate Change and Disaster: Chilling Impacts of a Warming World

Steady increases in temperatures have already dramatically changed our seasonal weather patterns — including more severe droughts, storms, floods, and heat waves. This has consequences on our lives and livelihoods — and it’s caused by climate change. These intensified floods, droughts, hurricanes and fires impact all of us but they disproportionately affect populations already made… Read more »

COVID-19 Overshadows Environmental Rollbacks

by Jessica Maudlin, Associate for Sustainable Living and Earth Care Concerns, PHP In recent weeks a lot of our attention is focused on the coronavirus. Especially as information rapidly changes, we are constantly on high alert seeking information to clarify the situation. In this heightened state of consciousness though it is easy to overlook other… Read more »

Love Made Visible: Engaging in Sacred Activism

submitted by Sarah Paulos, Community Engagement and Program Manager, Interfaith Power & Light On April 22, 1970, 20 million Americans — 10% of the U.S. population at the time — took to the streets, college campuses and hundreds of cities to protest environmental ignorance and demand a new way forward for our planet. That first Earth… Read more »

Carbon Neutrality

Disasters (storm, flood, and drought) have devastating effects in Haiti… women, children, and the elderly, are really very vulnerable. The signs of climate change, such as temperature rises and atypical rainfall, are obvious and have devastating effects on agriculture… without adequate action, climate change tends to aggravate the damage caused by disasters and to increase… Read more »

The Power of Community and Agency to Transform Society

Little Village Environmental Justice Organization By Jennifer Evans, mission specialist for the Presbyterian Hunger Program (PHP)   During PHP’s spring advisory committee meeting, we visited one of our newest grant partners, Little Village Environmental Justice Organization (LVEJO) in Chicago. In this predominantly Mexican-American community, their office is located in the Little Village neighborhood and appears… Read more »