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YOUTH CLIMATE STRIKE – SEPT. 20

#strikewithus

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On September 20, three days before the UN Climate Summit in NYC, young people and adults will strike all across the US and world to demand transformative action be taken to address the climate crisis. Millions will take the streets to demand a right to a future, and are inviting you to #strikewithus


These school children have grasped something that seems to elude many of their elders:
we are in a race for our lives, and we are losing.
                                                     United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres
SNAP, RECORD & SHARE – Take a photo or record a short video of yourself holding a sign/ sharing your own strike solidarity message, including where you are from. Send it to Ja’Carla Mitchell, DeIPL intern,  and share it on your Instagram, Facebook or Twitter account. Be sure to use the hashtags #climatestrike and #FaithsForTheFuture.
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Delaware Interfaith Power & Light is one of 40 state affiliates. Our shared mission is to provide a religious response to the causes and impacts of climate change through advocacy, education, and promotion of energy conservation, energy efficiency, and clean, renewable energy sources.

We believe we have a moral responsibility to scientifically inform and spiritually deepen our understanding of our relationship with the natural world and with each other, and to act on those understandings.

Our goal, ultimately, is to assure the preservation of a healthy, sustainable planet and closer to home, to improve the everyday quality of life of our families, our neighbors, our communities.


HANDS ACROSS THE SAND – REHOBOTH BEACH – OPPOSING OFFSHORE DRILLING

ON Saturday, May 19, Delaware Interfaith Power & Light joined with Epworth United Methodist Church, Citizen’s Climate Lobby – Lower Delaware, Delaware Sierra Club, MERR Institute, Oceana, Progressive Democrats of Sussex County and Surfrider Foundation Delaware Chapter to host Hands Across the Sand in Rehoboth Beach.

The Hands Across the Sand movement started 8 years ago in the wake of the devastating BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico and has turned into an annual, worldwide event.

This year, concerned citizens came together on a very soggy Saturday morning on Rehoboth Beach to join hands in our shared commitment to protect the world’s oceans; to show solidarity for a clean, healthy, sustainable energy future; and to oppose the Trump administration’s recent proposal to open over 90% of U.S. offshore regions to oil and gas exploration and development, including areas off our beautiful Delaware coastline.

Senator Enesto (Ernie) Lopez has sponsored Senate Bill 200, which “prohibits drilling for oil or natural gas in Delaware’s coastal zone and territorial waters and precludes DNREC from issuing any permits in connection with the development of offshore drilling infrastructure, whether proposed for Delaware territorial waters or waters outside of the State.” It is awaiting consideration in Environmental, Natural Resources & Energy Committee.

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