Bill McKibben gave us permission to share the video message he prepared for PA IPL’s 2014 conference Climate Justice: Faith in Action.
We’ll share lots more from Climate Justice: Faith in Action as we gather pictures and video from attendees, and the words of our generous and talented contributors. Subscribe to the blog so that you’ll get an email whenever we post something new (right-side column), or just watch our Facebook page for the links. Directly below the video you’ll find links to more on a few of the items Bill McKibben mentions within.
NOTES and LINKS:
- Sally Bingham is the President and Founder of the national Interfaith Power & Light.
- Pennsylvania’s history includes the first commercial oil wells* owned by Standard Oil (a Rockefeller company), and a deadly toxic smog in Donora, PA in 1948 which is credited with catalyzing the clean air movement. (Donora is in the Monongahela Valley south of Pittsburgh, where air quality and environmental justice issues are still live) .
- The Rockefeller family announced its plans to divest from fossil fuels just prior to the UN climate change summit in New York in September 2014 — the same weekend as the People’s Climate March.
GROW THE MOVEMENT.
[*editor’s note: I have not been able to track down the author of this “Prezi” but the information and dates match with several publicly available sources]