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February 2017

monthly Policy Update call

February 23 @ 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
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Email for call info.  These calls are scheduled monthly, and are a chance to develop and maintain a base of knowledge about current  and emerging climate policy and legislation, municipal through federal, with a focus on important issues and/or roles for Pennsylvanians and moral, ethical, and faith-rooted messages.  More. The calls are open to people at any stage of advocacy and policy involvement.  We begin and end with a short meditation, reflection, prayer or centering breath, and include both reports and…

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Free

STATE COLLEGE: Habitat Care Workparties

February 25 @ 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Walnut Spring Park,
Walnut Spring Lane, 1 block East of University Dr.
State College, PA United States
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MEET: on Walnut Spring Lane at the Walnut Spring Park sign one block East of University Dr. From there we’ll walk to the marsh. SUPPLIES: Dress to get dirty. Waterproof footwear a plus. Gloves and clippers provided, or bring your own. If weather is too cold or wet, Greg will cancel. Call to confirm. THE PROJECT: Remove invasive plants (privet, Tartarian honeysuckle, multiflora rose) that are crowding out native shrubs, filling up the wetland, choking walnut trees, and blocking the…

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March 2017
Free

ALTOONA: movie and panel – Faith Against Fracking

March 5 @ 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
St. Luke’s Episcopal Church,
806 13th St.
Altoona, PA 16602 United States
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Join us for a free showing of the movie Faith Against Fracking (trailer below), followed by presentations by two Pennsylvania residents who have paid the price of petroleum extraction and transport. Ellen Gerhart, Huntingdon County, was forced by eminent domain to allow the Mariner 2 pipeline to cross her land, which had long been placed under registered forest protection. Michael Badges-Canning, Butler County, has firsthand experience of the damage fracking has done to his drinking water. There will be a brief,…

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Free

STATE COLLEGE: Habitat Care workparty

March 11 @ 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Walnut Spring Park,
Walnut Spring Lane, 1 block East of University Dr.
State College, PA United States
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MEET: on Walnut Spring Lane at the Walnut Spring Park sign one block East of University Dr. From there we’ll walk to the marsh. SUPPLIES: Dress to get dirty. Waterproof footwear a plus. Gloves and clippers provided, or bring your own. If weather is too cold or wet, Greg will cancel. Call to confirm. THE PROJECT: Remove invasive plants (privet, Tartarian honeysuckle, multiflora rose) that are crowding out native shrubs, filling up the wetland, choking walnut trees, and blocking the…

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monthly Policy Update call

March 23 @ 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
your phone!

Email for call info.  These calls are scheduled monthly, and are a chance to develop and maintain a base of knowledge about current  and emerging climate policy and legislation, municipal through federal, with a focus on important issues and/or roles for Pennsylvanians and moral, ethical, and faith-rooted messages.  More. The calls are open to people at any stage of advocacy and policy involvement.  We begin and end with a short meditation, reflection, prayer or centering breath, and include both reports and…

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Earth Hour — mark your calendars, help plan a regional event

March 25 @ 8:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Every year, PA IPL invites people to hold Earth Hour parties at home or in their houses of worship that act as fundraisers or “friend-raisers” for PA IPL.  It’s great chance to jump in… and it’s fun. Celebrate reaching a goal, or setting a goal — or both.  Let us know if you want some colorful PA IPL handouts to share!  In 2016 we had 3 great regional Earth Hour parties, and we already know that Earth Hour at Terra Preta in Scranton is a…

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RURAL Partner event: The State of Appalachia – Gathering Faith Voices for a Thriving Appalachia

March 31 @ 1:00 AM - April 1 @ 2:00 AM
Pipestem State Park,
Pipestem, WV 25979 United States
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Rooted in our faith, with a commitment to the spiritual, economic, and ecological restoration of our home, we gather to problem-solve, and to organize. This conference is co-sponsored by: West Virginia Council of Churches, Christian Appalachian Ministires, Catholic Committee of Appalachia, Creation Justice Ministries and more..., and will take place in Southern West Virginia, at Pipestem State Park.  PA IPL is actively seeking funding for travel and scholarships to support clergy people and lay leaders from congregations in the Appalachian foothills of…

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April 2017

STATE COLLEGE: Interfaith Moral Climate Advocacy workshop

April 1 @ 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

SAVE THE DATE  There will be an Interfaith Moral Climate Advocacy workshop on April 1 (no joke!) in State College, PA.  Get an email when registration and full details go live. See what past participants thought. Join us to develop clear messages to bring directly to policymakers to support ambitious, legally-binding targets for carbon dioxide and methane emissions, energy efficiency and a just transition to renewable power.             Workshop Leaders include: Justin Wright, Mediator and Negotiation…

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