As much as we talk about the weather, how often do we talk about the climate?
Delaware Interfaith Power & Light is launching a new initiative to create more of those opportunities.
We invite you to join us for
In living rooms and classrooms, boardrooms and libraries, community centers and fellowship halls and floors of our General Assembly, we will be fostering opportunities for people to share their beliefs, their uncertainties, their hopes, their fears. We aim to create environments where people will feel encouraged and safe to discuss a range of issues related to climate change and share their ideas for creating a healthier planet.
This idea was inspired, in large part, by an event we held last spring at Osher Lifelong Learning Institute in Wilmington. A group of 80 seniors, students and community leaders came together for roundtable discussions to share their responses to climate-related questions submitted by the students. Beyond the specific content of the conversations, there were two compelling takeaways – the warmly animated interactions between the participants and their wish for more such opportunities.
Committed to making that happen, we’ve begun enlisting partners, identifying venues, and exploring a variety of facilitation models, discussion guides, and resources. We are pursing collaborations with schools and universities, not only to engage the younger generation, but to solicit their help in summarizing the input from these conversations and translating it into recommendations for meaningful actions to tackle climate change.
Raising awareness, deepening appreciation, building community, inspiring action.
What are you doing today?? Let’s have a conversation!!
For more information, contact Lisa Locke at email@example.com or 616.914.1597.
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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