Pennsylvania Climate Convergence 2022

PA IPL is proud to be partnering with 65 environmental organizations to launch the Pennsylvania Climate Convergence 2022. We invite all PA IPL members to join us on Saturday, June 11th, through Monday, June 13th, at Riverfront Park, Harrisburg, and encourage our governor, lawmakers & regulators to revise the rhetoric and address climate change issues.

Pick one day or come for all three! There will be events for people of all ages and interests!

Reduce your carbon footprint by riding with a group. There are buses available from SW PA (Gateway Schools Campus or New Stanton Interchange) & SE PA (Philadelphia & Chester) to Harrisburg. The $5 cost is generously subsidized by environmental partner groups. If you register but do not ride, you will be charged $45. Email to register.

HARRISBURG: First 100 hours climate vigil

evening prayer candlesThe Baha’is of Harrisburg warmly invite people of any faith to join them for Devotions from 10:30-11:00am for unity and advancement of the cause of Stewardship and safeguarding of the Environment, including the all-voices prayer shared by those planning national climate vigils during this time.

Following the time of devotions, we will move into Discussion:11:00-noon, also open to all.

Renewable: One Woman’s Search for Simplicity, Faithfulness, and Hope

EileenFlanaganHeadShotResized_miniEngaging speaker, refreshments, book signing, and conversation.

Eileen Flanagan is an author with an extraordinary story to tell.   It is the story of her mid-life discernment, her intentional work to reconnect with the ideals of her youth, and to honor her own potential.  It is a story of honesty, hope, faith,Renewable 9781631529689_FullCover 3Nov14.inddcommunity, and courage.  Read a few of the impressive reviews of her brand-new book (the blurbs are from a who’s who of the climaterati!) over at her website, where you can also learn more about Eileen, the backstory to the book, and link to previous books and articles she’s published in the Huffington Post. the Christian Century (cover story!), and more.

Eileen’s previous book, The Wisdom to Know the Difference, was endorsed by the Dalai Lama, and her articles have a appeared in a wide range of national publications. A graduate of Duke and Yale, Eileen leads the board of Earth Quaker Action Team, which uses nonviolent direct action to work for a just and sustainable economy.

Eileen is a seasoned writer, speaker and workshop leader.  She is a Quaker  with deep ties to her Catholic upbringing.

The Harrisburg Friends’ Meeting House is handicap accessible. Refreshments, book signing*, and conversation will follow Eileen’s talk.  Co-sponsored by PA IPL, Harrisburg Friends Meeting, and the Unitarian Church of Harrisburg.  Flier to post and share: Eileen Flanagan 4-7-2015 revised

*Books will be on sale before and after the talk.  Bring your favorite payment method, and have your book signed right there.  The books are printed with sustainable ink on recycled materials.  Read your copy and then contact Eileen for a group rate for your favorite adult ed class or bookgroup.

Fracking and the Green Stuff

Bill and Tabitha fracking rallyLoretta and LoraxRachel Mark with signPA IPL speaks about fracking as we do all things: as it relates to climate change, and from there, as it affects Creation and particularly the most vulnerable people.

Jump down to hear about a couple of recent public demonstrations that PA IPL leaders participated in on May 6 and June 17 (including a prayer by Rev. Loretta Collins), check out our statement on fracking ( Marcellus Principles Sept.19.2011PAIPL Marcellus Exec Summary), or read on for a bit of current background.  When you’re done, pop over to Interfaith Power & Light’s action page to add your name to the list of people of faith urging the EPA to tighten restrictions on fracking. Continue reading Fracking and the Green Stuff