Environment

Michael Dowd and Connie Barlow Speaking at Area UU Congregations- 0ctober 28-November 9

October 28, Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Frederick, MD (eve)
October 29, Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington, VA 7:00 p.m.
November 1, All Souls Church Unitarian, Washington, DC 3:00 p.m.- 5:30 p.m.
November 8 & 9, Unitarian Universalist of Fairfax, VA (aft /Sunday morn + noon)

Michael Dowd and Connie Barlow have been speaking at many UU congregations across the country in parallel with the marchers. Their program, “THE FUTURE IS CALLING US TO GREATNESS: EVIDENTIAL INSPIRATION AND CLIMATE HOPE” declares that science and religion are not enemies; indeed, they must work together if humanity is to survive the 21st century.

Screening of “Years of Living Dangerously”- October 29, Washington, DC

Wednesday, October 29, 6-8:30 pm
The Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital
921 Pennsylvania Ave SE, DC
Metro: Eastern Market

Join us for a special screening of Years of Living Dangerously, an awe-inspiring documentary series that explores issues of climate change. This episode follows climate activist and preacher’s daughter Anna Jane Joyner and her father Rick Joyner, a megachurch pastor and climate skeptic. The daughter’s hope is to convince her father that climate change is happening and that Christians can help bring hope and healing to this ever-growing conversation. The film screening will be followed by a panel discussion featuring Anna Jane Joyner herself.

Week of Actions Focused on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission- November 1-7, Washington, DC

Saturday, November 1- Friday, November 7
Washington, DC

November 1st
The Great March for Climate Action (http://climatemarch.org) will arrive in DC and we will join with them as they march into downtown DC to call for serious action by government officials on the climate crisis.

November 2nd
We will use this day for meeting, planning, and training for the actions November 3-7.

November 3rd-7th

We will nonviolently sit-in and block the two entrances to FERC, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

Great March for Climate Action Events-October 30-November 1, Washington, DC

Saturday, November 1, 9:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.
Bethesda, MD to Lafayette Park, Washington, DC
March from Bethesda to rally a Lafayette Park
Saturday, November 1, 3:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
All Souls Church, Unitarian
1500 Harvard St., NW
Washington, DC
Program with Michael Dowd
Saturday, November 1, 6:00 p.m.
St. Stephens and the Incarnation Episcopal Church
1525 Newton St NW
Washington, DC 20010
A celebration program will be held with the marchers telling their stories.

Marilyn Moors, Western MD Super Organizer Speaking- November 2, Paint Branch UU Church, Adlephi, MD

Sunday, November 2, 11:00 a.m.
Paint Branch UU Church
3215 Powder Mill Rd, Adelphi, MD 20783
The Green Team will host a reception and opportunity for discussion with the widow of the Rockville Minister. She and her husband bought a beautiful piece of real estate in Washington County, near Deep Creek Lake, many years ago. After retiring, and after being widowed, Marilyn moved to the land, as she and her husband had always planned to do. She renovated the old farm house and did a very impressive landscaping of the area around the house. Only then did she find out that the previous owners, years ago, had sold the mineral rights to the land. Hello, frackers!

Showing of Gasland Part II- November 14, Alexandria, VA

Friday, November 14, 7:00 p.m.
Mount Vernon Unitarian Church
1909 Windmill Rd. Alexandria, VA

In this explosive follow-up to his Oscar-nominated film GASLAND, filmmaker Josh Fox uses dark humor to take a deeper, broader look at the dangers of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, the controversial method of extracting natural gas and oil, now occurring on a global level (in 32 countries worldwide).

Talk on Concentrated Solar Power- November 16, UU Congregation of Fairfax, Oakton, VA

Sunday, November 16, 12;30 p.m.
UU Congregation of Fairfax (in Chapel)
2709 Hunter Mill Rd, Oakton, VA 22124
Science Reason and Religion Sunday forum where we’ll host Bruce N. Anderson, CEO, Wilson Solarpower Corporation

Solar technology called concentrated solar power (CSP) is emerging as a possible power-producing technology that operates reliably 24/7 and is also economical and non-polluting. This talk will describe the technology and how its performance and economics can address both climate change the the delivery of power to people without, and in a way that operates economically and reliably all day, every day.