Power for Pennsylvania: Climate Change and Faith-Based Action—October 14, Harrisburg

From Pennsylvania Interfaith Power and Light (http://www.paipl.org):

  • Sunday, October 14, 2012, 2 – 6 p.m.
  • Unitarian Church of Harrisburg
  • 1280 Clover Lane, Harrisburg, PA 17113

The PA-IPL Annual Meeting will gather over 100 religious leaders from across the state for education, networking and action on the moral and ethical dimensions of Climate Change. This is the state’s largest gathering of religious activists who are concerned about Climate Change. A Green Fair will feature vendors and non-profit groups working on energy efficiency and climate change issues.

Keynote Presentations:

Power for Pennsylvania: Progress on Energy and Climate

Dr. Richard B. Alley, Evan Pugh Professor of Geosciences at the Pennsylvania State University, has traveled from Antarctica to Greenland to help learn the history of Earth’s climate, and whether the great ice sheets will fall in the ocean and flood our coasts.  With over 200 scientific publications, he has been asked to provide advice to the highest levels of government, and been recognized with numerous awards including election to the US National Academy of Sciences, and the Heinz Award.  He also has been compared to a cross between Woody Allen and Carl Sagan for his enthusiastic efforts to communicate the excitement and importance of the science to everyone, and is the host of the recent PBS series Earth: The Operators’ Manual.

Green our Faiths: Educating and Mobilizing our Communities to Protect the Earth

The Rev. Fletcher Harper is Executive Director of GreenFaith, a national interfaith organization that inspires, educates and mobilizes people of diverse religious backgrounds for environmental leadership. Under his leadership, GreenFaith has developed innovative programs linking religious belief and practice to the environment. An award-winning spiritual writer and nationally-recognized preacher on the environment, he teaches and speaks at houses of worship nationwide about the moral, spiritual basis for environmental stewardship and justice. A graduate of Princeton University and Union Theological Seminary, he has served as a parish priest for ten years and in leadership positions in the Episcopal Church.

Workshops:

  • Acting as if Tomorrow Matters: Accelerating the Transition to Sustainability
  • Climate Change, Policy and Action in Pennsylvania
  • Food and Faith and Community: Harrisburg Urban Garden Initiative
  • Earth Care Team Creation in Your House of Worship

WAYS TO BE INVOLVED IN THE PA-IPL ANNUAL MEETING:

ATTEND and bring a group from your house of worship: Visit www.pa-ipl.org to learn more about the Annual Meeting, including registration information.

DISPLAY your program, product or information by reserving display space at the Annual Meeting Green Fair for $25, including a mention in the program. Contact Rachel Mark to arrange: rachelmark@paonline.com, Phone: 717-329-1227

ADVERTISE or SUPPORT the event by purchasing space in the program book (81/2 x11”)

  • $250 for full page
  • $150 for half page
  • $85 for ¼ page
  • $50 for 1/8 page
  • The back of the program space is $350, $500 for full color.

Contact Jon Brockopp to purchase: jeb38@psu.edu

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