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 

Philadelphia PA IPL — local monthly meeting

The Philadelphia chapter of PA IPL is very active.  Chapter volunteers plan workshops, services, and work in coalition with many other groups bringing faith voices to climate justice and clean energy transition efforts, and they bring climate justice voices to faith work. Their monthly meetings are on the third Tuesday of the month at 7:00 PM,  and are open to everyone. Particular meetings may focus either on planning or on a particular program.

The group meets on THIRD Tuesdays at 7:00 PM at Summit Presbyterian Church in Mt. Airy.  All are welcome.  If you wish, you can let chapter chair Rev. Cheryl Pyrch know you are coming.

Philadelphia PA IPL — local monthly meeting

The Philadelphia chapter of PA IPL is very active.  Chapter volunteers plan workshops, services, and work in coalition with many other groups bringing faith voices to climate justice and clean energy transition efforts, and they bring climate justice voices to faith work. Their monthly meetings are on the third Tuesday of the month at 7:00 PM,  and are open to everyone. Particular meetings may focus either on planning or on a particular program.

The group meets on THIRD Tuesdays at 7:00 PM at Summit Presbyterian Church in Mt. Airy.  All are welcome.  If you wish, you can let chapter chair Rev. Cheryl Pyrch know you are coming.

Philadelphia PA IPL — local monthly meeting

The Philadelphia chapter of PA IPL is very active.  Chapter volunteers plan workshops, services, and work in coalition with many other groups bringing faith voices to climate justice and clean energy transition efforts, and they bring climate justice voices to faith work. Their monthly meetings are on the third Tuesday of the month at 7:00 PM,  and are open to everyone. Particular meetings may focus either on planning or on a particular program.

The group meets on THIRD Tuesdays at 7:00 PM at Summit Presbyterian Church in Mt. Airy.  All are welcome.  If you wish, you can let chapter chair Rev. Cheryl Pyrch know you are coming.

cancelled – Philadelphia PA IPL — local monthly meeting

This meeting is CANCELLED due to the dangerous travel conditions expecting to build this evening.  Luckily, we’ll still get to gather for the interfaith seder for Earth Hour on Saturday evening.  Don’t forget to RSVP!


The Philadelphia chapter of PA IPL is very active.  Chapter volunteers plan workshops, services, and work in coalition with many other groups bringing faith voices to climate justice and clean energy transition efforts, and they bring climate justice voices to faith work. Their monthly meetings are on the third Tuesday of the month at 7:00 PM,  and are open to everyone. Particular meetings may focus either on planning or on a particular program.

The group meets on THIRD Tuesdays at 7:00 PM at Summit Presbyterian Church in Mt. Airy.  All are welcome.  If you wish, you can let chapter chair Rev. Cheryl Pyrch know you are coming.

Philadelphia PA IPL — local monthly meeting

The Philadelphia chapter of PA IPL is very active.  Chapter volunteers plan workshops, services, and work in coalition with many other groups bringing faith voices to climate justice and clean energy transition efforts, and they bring climate justice voices to faith work. Their monthly meetings are on the third Tuesday of the month at 7:00 PM,  and are open to everyone. Particular meetings may focus either on planning or on a particular program.

The group meets on THIRD Tuesdays at 7:00 PM at Summit Presbyterian Church in Mt. Airy.  All are welcome.  If you wish, you can let chapter chair Rev. Cheryl Pyrch know you are coming.