Environment

Walking the Talk: Socially Responsible Investing, Climate Change, and Human Rights – March 8, Falls Church, VA

Sunday, March 8, 2:00 p.m.
Temple Rodef Shalom
2100 Westmoreland St, Falls Church

Laura Berry, Executive Director of the Interfaith Center for Corporate Responsibility, will describe the evolution of socially responsible investing, share a few stories of how it made a difference, and discuss how you can use your investments and those of your congregation to accelerate change.

Engaging Community in Preparing for the Public Health Impacts of Climate Change – March 8, UU Congregation of Fairfax, Oakton, VA

Sunday, Mar. 8, 12:30 p.m.
Chapel. UU Congregation of Fairfax
2709 Hunter Mill Road in Oakton, VA 22124

The program will be an intimate description of Fairfax County’s public health infrastructure and budget, current demographic challenges and the science surrounding environmental threats, opening to discussion about the growing roles of religious communities in supporting the community’s public health competencies.

Celebrate Freedom and Work for Environmental Justice at the Social Justice Seder – March 15, Baltimore, MD

Sunday, March 15, 4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
Beth Am Synagogue
2501 Eutaw Place, Baltimore
This year’s seder will focus on the Curtis Bay incinerator. Curtis Bay is home to families, schools, and catastrophic levels of pollution, and yet, plans have been approved for the nation’s largest trash incinerator, which will threaten residents with even more exposure to hazardous chemicals such as lead and mercury.

Showing of “Groundswell Rising” – March 13, UU Congregation of Fairfax, Oakton, VA

groundswellFriday, March 13, 7:30 p.m.
Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Fairfax,
2709 Hunter Mill Road, Oakton, Virginia 22124

Faith Alliance for Climate Solutions, along with Unity of Fairfax Church, and the Sierra Club presents awarding winning Groundswell Rising followed by a discussion with Mr.Craig Stevens, featured in the film. With the oil and gas industry’s thrust to expand fracking seen as a moral and civil rights issue, this provocative film documents a people’s movement, a groundswell rising.

Skill-Based Training and Advocacy Opportunity for Young Adults – March 14-17, Washington, DC

March 14-17
Washington, DC
Registration Deadline March 1

The Spring Lobby Weekend will feature time to explore our moral grounding for working on climate change, a “deep dive” look at current climate justice issues and the need for changes in federal policy. We’ll offer lobbying training, and then Hill meetings with legislators and their staff.