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STATE COLLEGE-Habitat Care Workparty—WESTERLY PARKWAY WETLAND

*Monday, July 3, 5:30-7:30 PM
*Tuesday, July 18, 5:30-7:30 PM
*Monday, July 31, 5:30-7:30 PM
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MEET: on Westerly Parkway in the fenced in Wetlands across from the Parkway Plaza Shopping Center. We’ll be working on the upper trail.

SUPPLIES: Dress to get dirty. Waterproof footwear a plus. Gloves and clippers provided, or bring your own. If weather is too electrical or wet, Greg will cancel. Call to confirm.Westerly Parkway Wetland

THE PROJECT: This water detention basin was turned into a park through the work of the Borough, their staff, and many volunteers. We’ll be helping to keep the non-native invasives under control so native species can thrive

LEADERSHIP: The project is led by Greg Williams, a PA IPL board member with decades of environmental education and habitat care experience. Greg also leads work parties on the Lower Trail. At Walnut Springs, 30 different workers have logged almost 150 hours of work, in the last 8 months. Get on our email list and get updates.

RSVP: to Greg at 215.242.0854 or wacmbook@aol.com

Lots of climate work can be pretty conceptual and long-developing. In these work parties, by contrast, we will do physical work that actually improves resilience in the face of climate change.

These work parties are part of the work of Pennsylvania Interfaith Power & Light. We also pray, educate, advocate, weatherize, and bring a moral and religious perspective to climate change through the work of over 50 church communities and other individuals.

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STATE COLLEGE: Potluck, Movie, Discussion FROM THE ASHES

Join the PA Interfaith Power & Light Bike Riders for a potluck dinner and free advance screening of the National Geographic documentary film From the Ashes on

Wednesday, June 14th potluck at 6:00, movie begins at 7:00 

 

From the Ashes captures Americans in communities across the country as they wrestle with the legacy of the coal industry and what its future could and should be. From Appalachia to the West’s Powder River Basin, the film goes beyond the rhetoric of the “war on coal” to present compelling and often heartbreaking stories about what’s at stake for our economy, health, and climate. The movie invites audiences to learn more about an industry on the edge and what it means for their lives.

Discussion will include individual and public actions toward care of our Common Home, including fast and fair transition to a clean energy future.

All are welcome.

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STATE COLLEGE: Interfaith Moral Climate Advocacy workshop

Join PA IPL for our 5th Interfaith Moral Climate Advocacy workshop on April 1 (no joke!), for the first time in State College, PA.

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State College INTERFAITH MORAL CLIMATE ADVOCACY WORKSHOPSee 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 trainer, Active Neutrals
  • Rob Altenburg, Director of the PennFuture Energy Center
  • Dr. Richard Alley, Department of Geosciences and Earth and Environmental Systems Institute at the Pennsylvania State University (lists of his stunning science credentials don’t include that he is the winner of Penn State’s highest teaching award — though you will see right away that teaching is clearly a talent in person)
  • Cricket Hunter, Director of Program and Outreach, PA IPL

People of faith possess the moral authority to be important and credible voices,  awakening awareness and responsibility for bold climate action among elected leaders and non-elected policy makers.

We seek to prepare people of faith who are willing to pro-actively initiate meetings with policymakers, electoral candidates and other religious leaders to lift up the moral dimensions of this crisis and support effective and rapid transition plans for a just, clean energy future in Pennsylvania and the nation.

SNACKS and a LIGHT LUNCH will be provided.  

Please bring a mug or water bottle for your drinks.
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Made possible in part through a generous grant from the Patricia Kind Family Foundation.

STATE COLLEGE: Care of Creation breakfast and discussion with Laudato Si

pope francis profound convictionMembers of Trinity Lutheran Church and members of the wider community are all warmly invited to join any or all of our breakfast discussions on the first and third Saturday mornings in January and February.

from TLC’s event page:
Join our Care of Creation Team for FREE breakfast and FREE copies of Laudato Si – Pope Francis’ encyclical on the environment and human ecology (this could be the PA Interfaith Power & Light handbook!). Learn how Laudato Si can inspire and lead us to Care for Creation in today’s climate. Please RSVP is you can attend.

This is a series of four Prayer/Bible Study / Discussion classes being held at Trinity Lutheran Church ~State College, PA on North Atherton Street, beginning Saturday, January 7 at 8:30 a.m. with breakfast. The four classes will meet the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of January and February (Jan. 7 & 21, Feb. 4 & 18). Contact Karl Raynar with any questions. (814) 574-4795 or by email.

STATE COLLEGE: 3 Habitat Restoration Work Parties

IMG_3051RSVP to Greg at 215.242.0854 or by email  — at this time of year it’s important to be able to be in contact with one another in case of questionable road conditions (or, in extreme cases, decidedly-not-festive workparty conditions).

Come to one or all of these work parties to participate, AND to explore the idea of regular habitat restoration or a habitat care project in your congregation or in your neighborhood.  Greg Williams will help!

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DATES:
Tuesday, January 17, 2017, 1:00-3:00
Saturday, January 21, 2017, 2:00-4:00
Saturday, February 4, 2017, 2:00-4:00

IMG_3034MEET: on Walnut Spring Lane at the Walnut Spring Park sign one block East of University Dr.

SUPPLIES: Dress to get dirty.  Waterproof footwear a plus.  Gloves and clippers provided, or bring your own.

THE PROJECT: Remove invasive plants (privet, Japanese honeysuckle, multiflora rose) that are crowding out native shrubs, choking walnut trees, and blocking the view from the bird blind.

LEADERSHIP: The project is led by Greg Williams, a PA IPL board member with decades of environmental education and habitat care experience.  Greg is willing to lead workparties, and he loves to help congregations jumpstart longer term habitat care projects.  Habitat care commitments can be a great way for congregations to take action, build community, stay grounded in the natural world, see immediate results, and have fun doing it.

Lots of climate work can be pretty conceptual and long-developing. In this workshop, by contrast, we will do physical work that actually improves resilience in the face of climate change.  Small forests and wetlands can make a big difference.  See this recent NY Times article, or this bike profile with the story of contrast between Haiti and the Dominican Republic, and the role of a small tree in one village.  (Read more in Greg’s profile on our blog).

STATE COLLEGE: Care of Creation breakfast and discussion with Laudato Si

pope francis profound convictionMembers of Trinity Lutheran Church and members of the wider community are all warmly invited to join any or all of our breakfast discussions on the first and third Saturday mornings in January and February.

from TLC’s event page:
Join our Care of Creation Team for FREE breakfast and FREE copies of Laudato Si – Pope Francis’ encyclical on the environment and human ecology (this could be the PA Interfaith Power & Light handbook!). Learn how Laudato Si can inspire and lead us to Care for Creation in today’s climate. Please RSVP is you can attend.

This is a series of four Prayer/Bible Study / Discussion classes being held at Trinity Lutheran Church ~State College, PA on North Atherton Street, beginning Saturday, January 7 at 8:30 a.m. with breakfast. The four classes will meet the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of January and February (Jan. 7 & 21, Feb. 4 & 18). Contact Karl Raynar with any questions. (814) 574-4795 or by email.