Last March 31, Father Sam Fuller, a friend, colleague and activist on behalf of God’s creation and all people and board member of IREJN, participated in a one day conference, Opportunities to Raise Public Awareness about Climate Change and the Need for Action, convened by the NYC Bar Association held at their headquarters in downtown Manhattan. Sam was invited to serve on a panel to discuss the implications of the Papal Encyclical, issued in June, 2015. Read more and download the full report.
The President-Elect has nominated Scott Pruitt, who is not only a climate denier, but is also currently involved in a lawsuit AGAINST the EPA, the very agency he is supposed to lead. This is a truly terrible choice and serves to underscore the President-Elect’s lack of concern for our planet and its inhabitants.
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This year, the Climate Stewardship Summit will have a dual focus – engaging youth and young adults on the urgency of climate change, while providing the larger religious community with the tools and education to deepen their commitment to caring for our planet.
The largest gathering of indigenous nations in modern history have come by the hundreds to protest the Dakota Access Pipeline, which will run close to the Standing Rock Sioux reservation, compromising drinking water and disrupting sacred burial sites. Please join us for a protest in New Haven on Thursday, October 20 at 4:30 at Wells Fargo, 205 Church Street, New Haven and stand with Standing Rock!
Father Sam Fuller, IREJN Board member, calls for the city of Concord and its residents to show some “Yankee ingenuity” to create clean, renewable energy for the city.
The latest law regarding the monthly fixed charge on electric bills narrowly limits what can be included in that bill. United Illuminating is testing this law with a new rate case to keep the charge at its current rate. Our experts are saying the the new law will result in a decrease of 56% in the monthly fixed charge – from $17.25 to $7.63! Find out what you can do to make sure the Public Utility Regulatory Authority applies the law when they consider UI’s case.
We all know that a major source of greenhouse gas emissions comes from personal transportation, so don’t miss out on the awesomeness of electric vehicles. From Sept 10 – 18, you can participate in National Drive Electric Week, which will showcase and celebrate electric vehicles. Read more to find out specific dates and locations in Connecticut!
Gina Fiorile, student climate activist, has achieved so much in her first 20 years that you will legitimately sit around wondering what it is, exactly, that you do all day. Lucky for us, she will be our keynote speaker at the Climate Stewardship Summit. Please read on to be inspired.
The 4th Annual Climate Stewardship Summit will be Sunday, November 13 from 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM at Central Connecticut State University. For more information on how to sponsor the Climate Stewardship Summit, please read here.