So, we’re going to “join” the all-nighter by pulling an all-nighter of our own, making calls to Senator Casey’s offices and Senator Toomey’s offices once an hour while the climate conversation is happening. We made a signup sheet to spread the effort out over the course of the night, and it’ll really only take you 6 minutes to make 2 calls. We’ve made it SUPER EASY: phone numbers, a script — it’s all ready for you. Join the slumber party! [UPDATE: click to the next post to readhow it turned out]
On March1, PSU IPL held the 4th annual Positively Green . By afternoon the participants had made and installed22 window inserts! Check out the finished product in the photo to the right — you’re looking through 2 “panes” of insulating plastic with an excellent insulating air pocket between. Impressively clear and window-like, isn’t it? Effective, too. One group of students reported being able to actually feel the difference in “their” house from beginning to end of the (very quick) installation! The PSU IPL officers did a fantastic job organizing the day, and they’ve created a PowerPoint presentation they’re willing to share to show exactly how Continue reading Positively Green 2014
No matter how contemporary or traditional their services, every congregation plugs in somewhere, sometime. Whether we’re running the coffee maker, lighting the gathering space, copying the newsletter, printing the lesson, chilling the cole slaw, or projecting the lyrics, we plug in when we need to, and we don’t think much about it. The electricity that makes all those things work comes from somewhere. In Pennsylvania, we can now choose what electricity we buy. We put inexpensive safety covers on our outlets to protect our children from the electricity. Now we can also afford to protect our children and God’s Earth from pollution released in generating the electricity. Pennsylvania Interfaith Power & Light has teamed up with another non-profit, Groundswell, to join their Community Power Project. Through this project faith communities, community organizations, schools, small businesses, and now households can buy 100% clean, FIXED PRICE electricity in their existing budgets. Groundswell joins bill-payers together Continue reading Divest at the outlet.
We’re always pleased to see pictures of work done by the Weatherization First events! This story comes from volunteers who also happen to be members of the Green Team at Grace Lutheran Church.
The volunteer group consisted of a pastor, a couple of young high schoolers, and a leader with DIY insulation experience. They specifically recruited people who were small and/or flexible and strong to more easily work in the tight corners of the attic crawlspace.
The Pennsylvania House Democratic Policy Committee will conduct a hearing —open to the public —in Harrisburg (Minority Caucus Room, 418 Main Capitol) to answer the question: What should Pennsylvania be doing to address climate change? The hearing is sponsored by State Representative Greg Vitali. Panelists will include Richard Alley, Tom Peterson, Janet Milkman, Christina Simeone, Rick Price, Erik Johanson. * Begins at 10 AM.