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GREEN FRIDAY #OptOutside: Habitat Restoration Work Party in WILLIAMSBURG-HUNTINGDON

11.2016 Habitat Restoration WILLIAMSBURGCome to this work party 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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MEET: in the parking lot on East First St. at the Lower Trail sign 1.5 blocks from High St.

SUPPLIES: Dress to get dirty. Waterproof footwear a plus. Bring a water bottle. We can provide some gloves and clippers, but please label and bring your own if you have them.

THE PROJECT: Remove invasive plants (privet, oriental bittersweet, multiflora rose) that arecrowding out native shrubs and trees along the Central PA Rail Trail that runs along the Frankstown Branch of the Juniata River.

 RSVP: to Greg at 215.242.0854 or by email.

LEADERSHIP: The project is led by Greg Williams, a PA IPL board member with decades of environmental education and habitat care experience. Greg loves to help congregations and communities jumpstart longer term habitat care projects. Habitat care commitments can be a great way for groups 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. This project, by contrast, involves physical work that actually improves biodiversity and resilience in the face of climate change.

This workparty is a collaborative effort between Central PA Rails-to-Trails, Stone Church of the Brethren in Huntingdon, and PA Interfaith Power & Light. Employees of the Bedford distribution center of REI have been warmly invited as part of REI’s Black Friday #OptOutside initiative. Learn more here at paipl.org  and download this Creation Care program slip to share with others.

 

STATE COLLEGE: Habitat Care Work Party

habitat care Walnut Spring Nov 15 2016Come to this work party 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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MEET: 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.

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

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.

This workshop is a follow-on to a work party associated with Pennsylvania Interfaith Power & Light’s 2016 Annual Conference: An Environment of Faith.    Download a Creation Care program slip for more ideas.

STATE COLLEGE: Habitat restoration work party

10.29.2016 pre-conference work party PHOTOCome to this work party 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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MEET: 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.

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

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).

This workshop is a precursor to Pennsylvania Interfaith Power & Light’s Annual Conference, (Sunday afternoon, October 30th) which has a rich slate of workshop offerings touching on all and will allow you to build networks, find support, and get inspired to act in many ways.  Learn more, view workshops, and register for the conference here.  ($15 in advance, $20 at the door, scholarships available.)

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WORKSHOP: Community Rights workshop at Pendle Hill

This workshop is at Pendle Hill, and is co-sponsored by the Eco-Justice Collaborative of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting (Quakers).

Co-sponsored by the Eco-Justice Collaborative of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting and the West Chester Community Rights Alliance.  Conducted by Ben Price and Chad Nicholson.

Thanks to generous grants from the Mountain Watershed Association and the Eco-Justice Collaborative of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting, we are able to offer this workshop for $25 per person (includes 700 pp resource manual).
Bring your own lunch, or register in advance for lunch at Pendle Hill for an extra $10.
NB: No overnight accommodations accompany this reservation.

** Do not let the fee be a barrier to participation. If you cannot afford the full fee, we can provide assistance. Call John Meyer at 610-566-4507, ext. 129. **

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HARRISBURG Workshop: Active Hope and the Work that Reconnects

Please REGISTER so that we know how many to expect.  Share the flyer.  Share and Invite via the Facebook event page.  There is not a charge for the event, but there will be an opportunity for free-will offerings to support the costs.

joannamacyspiralActive Hope is waking up to the beauty of life on whose behalf we can act. We belong to this world. The web of life is calling us forth at this time.

— Joanna Macy, ecophilosopher and founder, The Work that Reconnects; co-author of Active Hope: How to Get Out of the Mess We’re in without Going Crazy

ACTIVE HOPE AND THE WORK THAT RECONNECTS
Saturday, August 20, 2016 ~ 9:00 a.m. to Noon
The Unitarian Church of Harrisburg
1280 Clover Lane, Harrisburg, PA 17113

Facilitator:  Marcia Berry ~ PA Interfaith Power & Light

At this moment in history, we are all faced with discouraging information and personal experiences that point to a worldwide environmental crisis, growing resource inequality, environmental racism, and intensifying violence locally and worldwide.

The Active Hope Workshop offers a program for all who are interested in building sustainable, diverse, and caring communities for today and for the future. This workshop offers an empowering framework to help move people from overwhelm to engagement — coming together, supporting one another to create the kind of world we long for.

Active Hope offers powerful tools for activists and change agents in all causes and movements:

˜   empowering framework      ˜   restorative practices      ˜   mutual support /respite


PLEASE JOIN US!

Screen Shot 2016-04-05 at 10.26.53 AMRegister.  Get the flyer.    Share on Facebook.

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What if part of the reason so many of us have failed to act is not because we are too selfish to care about an abstract or far-off problem, but because we are utterly overwhelmed by how much we do care?

—Naomi Klein, activist and author This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate

Please REGISTER

HARRISBURG-area WORKSHOP: Active Hope and the Work that Reconnects

Please REGISTER so that we know how many to expect.  Share the flier.  Share and Invite via the Facebook event page.

joannamacyspiralActive Hope is waking up to the beauty of life on whose behalf can act. We belong to this world. The web of life is calling us forth at this time.

— Joanna Macy, ecophilosopher and founder, The Work that Reconnects; co-author of Active Hope: How to Get Out of the Mess We’re in without Going Crazy

ACTIVE HOPE AND THE WORK THAT RECONNECTS
Saturday, May 14, 2016 ~ 10:00 a.m. to Noon
The Unitarian Church of Harrisburg
1280 Clover Lane, Harrisburg, PA 17113

Facilitator:  Marcia Berry ~ PA Interfaith Power & Light

At this moment in history, we are all faced with discouraging information and personal experiences that point to a worldwide environmental crisis, growing resource inequality, environmental racism, and intensifying violence locally and worldwide.

The Active Hope Workshop offers a program for all who are interested in building sustainable, diverse, and caring communities for today and for the future. This workshop offers an empowering framework to help move people from overwhelm to engagement — coming together, supporting one another to create the kind of world we long for.

Active Hope offers powerful tools for activists and change agents in all causes and movements:

˜   empowering framework      ˜   restorative practices      ˜   mutual support /respite


PLEASE JOIN US!

Screen Shot 2016-04-05 at 10.26.53 AMGet the flier.    Register.

ActiveHopeBookCover

What if part of the reason so many of us have failed to act is not because we are too selfish to care about an abstract or far-off problem, but because we are utterly overwhelmed by how much we do care?

—Naomi Klein, activist and author This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate

 

Please REGISTER