PHILA: Can We Talk? Communicating with Friends, Family, Neighbors, Fellow Congregants, Coworkers about Climate Change

Agenda
6:45 – tea/snacks
7:00 – PA IPL chapter business meeting
7:30 – Can We Talk? Communicating with Friends, Family, Neighbors, Fellow Congregants, Coworkers about Climate Change

According to Earthjustice, most Americans say that they care about the environment, yet a growing number believe that the situation is hopeless. And even those who think that something can be done don’t engage nearly as much in environmental advocacy as one might expect. 

This disconnect between ecological concern and action must be addressed, given the broad public support needed to tackle increasingly complex ecological challenges, including climate change.

We’ll take a look at the Ecological Roadmap, a national segmentation study of the American public that organizes people according to how they rank more than 130 social values which help shape the public’s understanding of, and engagement in, environmental issues. 

After some conversation, we’ll have a chance to try out some conversations/role plays with people who we’d love to talk with, but who see the world from some very different perspectives.

All welcome! RSVPs appreciated but not required.

Agenda / 6:45 – tea/snacks / 7 – business meeting / 7:30 – above program
Organizers: Philadelphia chapter of PA Interfaith Power & Light 

PITTSBURGH: chapter meeting

Next meeting of the newly formed Pittsburgh Chapter of Interfaith Power & Light.
New members encouraged and always welcome! 
Email pittsburgh@paipl.org for the East Liberty location and directions.
This month, Rev. John Creasy will be updating us on the recent actions taken by the Pittsburgh Presbytery on the petrochemical infrastructure and on divestment.
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In addition, we will discuss:
  • What does IPL’s faith-based perspective bring to our work on climate justice?
  • How can we support one another?
  • How can we increase the faith-based public presence for climate action?