STATE COLLEGE: 3 Habitat Restoration Work Parties

IMG_3051RSVP to Greg at 215.242.0854 or by email  — at this time of year it’s important to be able to be in contact with one another in case of questionable road conditions (or, in extreme cases, decidedly-not-festive workparty conditions).

Come to one or all of these work parties 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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NOTE: This particular work party is timed to allow interested participants to go to the Laudato Si breakfast and discussion at Trinity Lutheran Church and/or the first of the annual winter Saturday public lecture series from Penn State: Frontiers of Science.  This year’s theme is The Quest for One Healthy Planet, and the first lecture is  “How to Heal Earth’s Climate,” by Michael Mann.

DATES:
Tuesday, January 17, 2017, 1:00-3:00
Saturday, January 21, 2017, 2:00-4:00
Saturday, February 4, 2017, 2:00-4:00

IMG_3034MEET: 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.

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).

STATE COLLEGE: Care of Creation breakfast and discussion with Laudato Si

pope francis profound convictionMembers of Trinity Lutheran Church and members of the wider community are all warmly invited to join any or all of our breakfast discussions on the first and third Saturday mornings in January and February.

from TLC’s event page:
Join our Care of Creation Team for FREE breakfast and FREE copies of Laudato Si – Pope Francis’ encyclical on the environment and human ecology (this could be the PA Interfaith Power & Light handbook!). Learn how Laudato Si can inspire and lead us to Care for Creation in today’s climate. Please RSVP is you can attend.

This is a series of four Prayer/Bible Study / Discussion classes being held at Trinity Lutheran Church ~State College, PA on North Atherton Street, beginning Saturday, January 7 at 8:30 a.m. with breakfast. The four classes will meet the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of January and February (Jan. 7 & 21, Feb. 4 & 18). Contact Karl Raynar with any questions. (814) 574-4795 or by email.

NOTE: This particular session of the discussion will be followed by a brief vigil.   The timing of both will allow interested participants to also attend the first of the annual winter Saturday public lecture series from Penn State: Frontiers of Science.  This year’s theme is The Quest for One Healthy Planet, and the first lecture is  “How to Heal Earth’s Climate,” by Michael Mann.  From 2:00-4:00  in the same afternoon there will be a faith-in-action option: a  Habitat Care work party at Walnut Spring Park.

STATE COLLEGE: 3 Habitat restoration work parties

IMG_3051RSVP to Greg at 215.242.0854 or by email  — at this time of year it’s important to be able to be in contact with one another in case of questionable road conditions (or, in extreme cases, decidedly-not-festive workparty conditions).

Come to one or all of these work parties 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!

poster to PRINT and SHARE

DATES:
Tuesday, January 17, 2017, 1:00-3:00
Saturday, January 21, 2017, 2:00-4:00
Saturday, February 4, 2017, 2:00-4:00

MEET: on Walnut Spring Lane at the Walnut Spring Park sign one block East of University Dr.IMG_3034

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.

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).

 

STATE COLLEGE: Care of Creation breakfast and discussion with Laudato Si

Pope Francis encyclical quote I urgently appealMembers of Trinity Lutheran Church and members of the wider community are all warmly invited to join any or all of our breakfast discussions on the first and third Saturday mornings in January and February.

from TLC’s event page:
Join our Care of Creation Team for FREE breakfast and FREE copies of Laudato Si – Pope Francis’ encyclical on the environment and human ecology (this could be the PA Interfaith Power & Light handbook!). Learn how Laudato Si can inspire and lead us to Care for Creation in today’s climate. Please RSVP is you can attend.

This is a series of four Prayer/Bible Study / Discussion classes being held at Trinity Lutheran Church ~State College, PA on North Atherton Street, beginning Saturday, January 7 at 8:30 a.m. with breakfast. The four classes will meet the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of January and February (Jan. 7 & 21, Feb. 4 & 18). Contact Karl Raynar with any questions. (814) 574-4795 or by email.

FILM + CONCERT + RALLY: The Climate Revolution is Up to US

The details reported here are for the State College stop, but this tour is also going to several other places in PA and well beyond.  Share with your networks via Facebook.

This has been moved from the HUB Lawn, but it is STILL FREE
PA IPL director Rev. Alison Cornish will speak briefly, and some of the PA IPL cyclists will be on hand.

RALLY – SCREENING- CONCERT
This rally is part of a series of rallies across the country, addressing the intersectionality of climate, environmental, racial and economic justice issues.

RALLY (and voter registration) Speakers include:  Filmmaker Josh Fox, The Rev. Alison Cornish and Jonathan Brockopp, The Sustainability Institute’s Peter Buckland

CONCERT
Gabriel Mayers and more

FILM

Trailer: HOW TO LET GO OF THE WORLD AND LOVE ALL THE THINGS CLIMATE CAN’T CHANGE from JFOX on Vimeo.

A dream team of organizers, celebrities, musicians, and environmental, economic and racial justice advocates are collaborating to inspire educate and mobilize the progressive movement towards greater climate action and political participation, while NextGen Climate registers voters, signs up volunteers, and encourages people to stay active in pressing for our agenda.

 

Spring Fundraiser for Weatherization First in State College

ACE.locallogoCongregational and community volunteers are weatherizing homes of low-income families in Centre County. The labor is voluntary, but we need supplies after this hard winter. Please help us by coming to Ace Hardware on South Atherton Street on May 16 from 10 am to 2 pm for our spring fundraiser.

As you buy your own spring supplies, you can also help us in several ways:

  1. Purchase a weatherization item from the display inside and give it to us.
  2. Buy a gift card from ACE that we can use later.
  3. Give us cash or a check made out to PA Interfaith Power & Light (memo Weatherization First). Checks may be mailed to PA IPL, 2100C East College Ave., State College, PA 16801
  4. Donate online DONATE. Designate donation for Weatherization First.

Weatherization First is a program of PA Interfaith Power & LIght.  No matter how you make them, contributions are tax-deductible.

Video from LAST year (2014) fundraiser: