Friday, April 10 – Saturday, April 11
ACE Conference Center 800 Ridge Pike in Lafayette Hill, PA
The keynote speakers will be Mark Bernstein, Congregational Life Staff of the Central East Regional Group (CERG) of the UUA, and Patricia Infante, Congregational Life Staff of the Central East Regional Group (CERG) of the UUA .
10:15-10:30 a.m. Overview of UUA Commit2Respond web site.
10:30-11:15 a.m. Broadening and deepening interfaith voices in climate solutions and environmental justice. Eric Goplerud (Fairfax UU)
11:15-11:40 a.m. Climate mitigation action locally: Montgomery County International Green Construction Code. Molly Hauck (Cedar Lane UU)
11:40-12:05 p.m. Climate mitigation nationally and internationally: Strategies for eliminating fossil fuels by 2050. Jack Lebowitz (RRUUC)
12:05-12:45 p.m. Breakout groups:
Fostering energy efficiency and renewable energy, plus UU congregational divestment strategies
Growing interfaith climate activists
Advancing the welfare of vulnerable communities affected by climate change.
12:45-1 p.m. Report back. Next meeting. Adjourn
1:00-1:45 p.m. Lunch provided
1:45-2:45 p.m. Small group brainstorming meeting to better defining the purposes of Green Leader meetings.
The UU Congregation of Columbia (UUCC) Haiti Journey team flew off on a service-learning trip to Haiti Saturday morning, January 17th. They return one week later on Saturday, on January 24th. They will be traveling through a program offered by the Unitarian Universalist College of Social Justice, as part of a larger group of participants.
Follow the group on their journey through their blog, http://haititravelers.blogspot.com/
This six session curriculum outlines distinctions between reproductive “health”, “rights” and “justice”; opens awareness of reproductive oppressions; offers opportunities to learn about ourselves and each other as sexual and reproductive beings; and equips us to move forward, out into the world, with integrity and vision.
Hal Fuller is a member of the UU Congregation of Fairfax, Virginia. He is a founder and co-chair of “UUs for Social Justice in the National Capital Region” Hal recently facilitated and participated in “Building the World We Dream About,” a Unitarian Universalist Association program offered at UUCF that “seeks to interrupt the workings of racism and transform how people from different racial/ethnic groups understand and relate to one another.”
This allows OpenDoor to make short-term, low interest loans to tenant associations and nonprofit and for profit local affordable housing providers, preserving affordable housing, preventing foreclosure and financing “green housing. When these projects are completed and sold or rented, OpenDoor’s loans are repaid and the money is available to be loaned out again.