Category Archives: Environment

Caretakers of God’s Creation: A Discussion with Reverend Pat Watkins, UMC—November 20, Pittsburgh

From Pennsylvania Interfaith Power and Light (http://www.paipl.org): Open to all, but register at https://www.go-gba.org/event/?page=CiviCRM&q=civicrm/event/register&id=274. The Pittsburgh 2030 District, a strategic initiative of the Green Building Alliance, invites to you join Reverend Pat Watkins, a nationally recognized speaker, for a special … Continue reading

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Tell the Susquehanna River Basin Commission to Protect Our Water

From Earth Works (http://www.earthworksaction.org/): Urge the SRBC to revise their proposed rules on water and drilling at http://org.salsalabs.com/o/676/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=16673. The Susquehanna River Basin Commission (SRBC) is charged with protecting and managing water resources across Pennsylvania, New York, and Maryland. As shale … Continue reading

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Urge EPA to Protect Farmworkers

From the Pesticide Action Network of North America (http://www.panna.org/): 20 years is a long time. Yep, that’s how long it’s been since EPA first created the only rules protecting the country’s 2 million farmworkers from on-the-job exposure to harmful pesticides. … Continue reading

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The Big US/China Climate Deal: What It Is, and What It Isn’t

Posted at http://www.commondreams.org/views/2014/11/12/big-uschina-climate-deal-what-it-and-what-it-isnt Published on Wednesday, November 12, 2014 by 350.org By Bill McKibben 1) It is historic. John Kerry was right to use the phrase in his New York Times oped announcing the deal: for the first time a developing nation has agreed to … Continue reading

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Great Waters webinar: Time to End the Slime; Addressing Nutrient Pollution–December 9, Webinar

From the Choose Clean Water Coalition (http://www.choosecleanwater.org): Nutrient pollution is a problem plaguing many of our Great Waters. Runoff from fertilizers, urban activities, and sewage chokes life from our waterways. The Great Lakes, Chesapeake Bay, Everglades, Mississippi River, and Gulf … Continue reading

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Webinar series: Economic Benefits of Cleaning Up the Chesapeake—November 20, Webinar

From the Choose Clean Water Coalition (http://www.choosecleanwater.org): Beth McGee, Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s senior scientist, will be presenting the results from their recent report – The Economic Benefits of Cleaning up the Chesapeake – that she co-authored with natural resource economist, Dr. … Continue reading

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Call Now to Stop the Keystone XL Pipeline

From the National Wildlife Federation (http://www.nwf.org): Within the next few days, the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives are expected to vote on a reckless bill that would force approval of the Keystone XL tar sands oil pipeline, jeopardizing crucial … Continue reading

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Clean Up Pennsylvania Rally to Urge Governor-elect Wolf to Stop Fracking—November 18, Harrisburg

From Food and Water Watch (http://www.foodandwaterwatch.org/): Tom Wolf has spent the last year telling us he’s not Tom Corbett. Let’s make him prove it. Join us in Harrisburg for our Clean Up Pennsylvania rally to show Governor-Elect Wolf we need to … Continue reading

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Urge the Environmental Protection Agency to Curb Methane Emissions

From Interfaith Power and Light (http://interfaithpowerandlight.org): The election results are in, and it’s a new political landscape. But that doesn’t mean our critical work on protecting our climate will halt or even slow down. In fact, it means we need … Continue reading

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Cool Congregations Challenge

From Interfaith Power and Light (http://interfaithpowerandlight.org): We are now just one month away from our annual Cool Congregations Challenge. The entry deadline is December 15, 2014. Enter for a chance to win $1,000. Your congregation is eligible to enter if it … Continue reading

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