“Despite disappointing results of UN climate conference, The Episcopal Church is ‘still in’ for climate justice”

Despite disappointing results of UN climate conference, The Episcopal Church is ‘still in’ for climate justice

by Egan Miller

“”This is the biggest disconnect between this process and what’s going on in the real world that I’ve seen,’ Alden Meyer, the director of strategy and policy for the Union of Concerned Scientists who has been attending climate talks since 1991, told The Washington Post. ‘You have the science crystal [clear] on where we need to go. … It’s like we’re in a sealed vacuum chamber in here, and no one is perceiving what is happening out there — what the science says and what people are demanding.’”

“‘And what the science says is so dire it demands an urgent response,’ Main told Episcopal News Service.”

READ THE COMPLETE “EPISCOPAL NEWS SERVICE” ARTICLE HERE.

Announcing BALTIMORE ● Blue+Green+Just, an Environmentally-Minded Alliance

Friday noon, October 11th, the 19-member Steering Committee of BALTIMORE ● Blue+Green+Just announced this new organization of which GreenGrace is a founding member.

The intention of BlueGreenJust is to show Baltimore City leadership a new, positive approach for “a green, thriving, healthy and just city where every resident enjoys safe, nourishing green spaces, tree-lined streets, clean air, and clean water”.

Leaders of a small number of the alliance non-profits and others are in the planning process for a Mayoral/Candidates BlueGreenJust Forum in February where we hope hundreds will show up in support of our Vision and Platform.

Please visit our website, baltimorebluegreenjust.org, for details.

If you’d like to be added to our growing list of Baltimore City residents who think its leadership “needs a better horse to ride” (and we think you should), please contact Dick Williams through our About Us/Contact Us page. Also, please get the Baltimore-based organization you work for, assembly you’re a member of or fellow book club members’ employers–whatever–to lend its support to this city-wide effort.

This is a GreenGrace call!

 

The first-ever GREENGRACE Roadshow

What a thrill it was! GREENGRACE volunteers Ellen Hoitsma and Dick Williams presenting at Grace Episcopal Church, Darlington, on September 24th at the invitation of its Rector, the Rev. Lisa Bornt. We were well received, and it was an engaging and fruitful evening.

OUR CHURCH’S COMMITMENT TO THE ENVIRONMENT – THE GREENGRACE ROADSHOW

“You want to have a GREENGRACE representative to come to your parish, because it will make you think about and see your parish practices through fresh eyes,” says the Rev. Lisa Bornt.

This blog post was originally written and published by the “Maryland Episcopalian” on October 2, 2019 and is linked here with permission.

READ THE MARYLAND EPISCOPALIAN BLOG POST HERE