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.
- Do call your PA State Representative your PA State Senator and your to find out if s/he will be attending or sending staff and let us know. Since this panel is sponsored by the House Democratic Policy council it may help Republican members to know that Dr. Alley publicly identifies himself as a registered Republican in his excellent climate change TV series Earth: the Operators’ Manual.
- While you’re on the phone with your state senator’s office, mention that you cannot understand how someone who “does not view [climate change] as harmful and sees no reason for Pennsylvania to adopt new policies to address it” could be in consideration for the top post at the DEP. Ask your PA senator to vote against Chris Abruzzo as DEP secretary, and to insist that that job be filled by someone who understands that climate change is harming Pennsylvanians, and that we must act before we reach our limits because climate change doesn’t stop on a dime.
*We would be pleased to publicize a similar panel in the Republican caucus, but since there isn’t one, for now we’d just like to see all of our lawmakers take advantage of this knowledgeable panel.
Pennsylvania Interfaith Power & Light is a community of congregations, faith-based organizations,and individuals of faith responding to climate change as a moral issue, through advocacy, energy conservation, energy efficiency, and the use of clean, renewable energy.
2013 Baha’is of Harrisburg Preach In event
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This movie-and-discussion preach-in event with the Harrisburg Baha’i community is open to anyone. Contact email@example.com and we’ll connect you with the organizer for directions and details.
The House Democratic Policy Committee will conduct a hearing 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. Public attendance is welcome.
Do call your local PA Representative to find out if s/he will be attending or sending staff. We would be pleased to publicize a similar panel in the Republican caucus, but for now we’d just like to see all of our lawmakers take advantage of this knowledgeable panel.
A generous donor gave the national office of IPL a challenge this week: raise $5000 quickly, and he’ll donate $5000. Please support national Interfaith Power & Light with a quick donation. It can be small — skip a lunch out and donate that – you’ll be twice as generous as you think you are.
The national office of Interfaith Power & Light supports state work with materials, and a network of state leaders across the country. I can’t tell you how important it is to be able to draw on that network! The most tangible way the national office supports our work is by winning large-scale grants which they use to fund matching “regrants.” PA IPL received a generous seed grant to get started, and 2014 will be our third time to receive funding for a matching grant. We depend on your support, but this is a chance for us to send a little love back up the chain from PA!
#GivingTuesday is a little strange — it feels oddly commercial for an expression of the widely-held desire to return our collective focus to the values and wonder of the season, but here we are, and the work of PA IPL has never been more needed. Please do use today to support our work financially, and reach out tomorrow to find out how to increase your participation. And, of course, pray for success greater than the sum of the parts. Nurture hope in the darkness. Lean toward the Light.
What are we up to?
Gratitude and thanksgiving are an integral part of most of our faith traditions all year long, but this is the week that we focus on thankfulness in our secular lives, as Americans—at least until we flip the cultural switch to full-blown consumerism on Friday morning — so let’s pause here and take stock, too. The work we’re doing can feel hopeless, the challenges too enormous and intractable, but we’re luckier than most. We have the hope that we draw from Continue reading