UU Ministry for Earth Newsletter
350 Loudoun launched several divestment campaigns on February 14, Global Divestment Day. The petition seeks to bring the divestment movement to the VA General Assembly. The Virginia Retirement System (VRS) manages 67 billion dollars and approximately 820 employers participate in the system, including state agencies, public colleges and universities, local public school divisions and political subdivisions that have elected to participate.
The UU Ministry for Earth Newsletter Winter Issue is Available Now at http://uuministryforearth.org/files/UUMFE_Newsletter_v14n2.pdf
Do you want to fight climate change while gaining valuable advocacy and organizing skills and experience? Do you want to help build the youth climate movement in DC, Maryland, and Virginia? If so, apply for a Spring Semester Organizing Fellowship with Chesapeake Climate Action Network (CCAN)!
Faithful Stewards of Prince George’s County: Congregations Restoring Watersheds – May 31, Clinton, June 14, Greenbelt
April 18, 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Turner African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church, 7201 16th Pl, Hyattsville, MD 20783
May 31, 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Jerusalem African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church, 8415 Schultz Road, Clinton MD 20735
June 14, 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Mishkan Torah Synagogue, 10 Ridge Rd, Greenbelt, MD 20770
Learn about polluted runoff, what causes it, and how to fix it
Learn why we are called to care about clean water as an expression of our love for each other, for our Creator, and for those will follow in our footsteps
Learn about the Sacred Grounds program and how your congregation can become certified
Learn what Prince George’s County’s is doing to address polluted runoff, their Alternative Compliance Program, and how to get your congregation involved
Sunday, June 21 – Tuesday, June 23
The 6th Annual Citizens’ Climate Lobby/Citizens’ Climate Education International Conference will bring together 1,000 volunteers who are dedicated to building the political will for a livable world. Attendees will hear from inspiring speakers, receive lobby training training and go to Capitol Hill to meet with members of Congress.
Monday, June 29, 9:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.
Plan to stay an extra day after General Assembly and join UU Ministry for Earth for a tour of projects in the marginalized neighborhoods of Portland’s industrial north along the rivers and learn best practices that are sure to inspire action in you own community.
Green Festival® is a vibrant, dynamic marketplace where companies and organizations come to showcase their green products and services, and where people go to learn how to live healthier, more sustainable lives.
Monday, June 15, time TBD
On the National Mall outside of the Museum of Natural History
(Gathering within view of the Smithsonian Metro stop)
This Interfaith Moral Action on Climate (IMAC) Action will highlight the call of leading scientists and faith leaders to cut all ties with the fossil fuel industry and funders of climate science disinformation.