“For Christians, doing something about climate change is about living out our faith – caring for those who need help, our neighbors here at home or on the other side of the world, and taking responsibility for this planet that God created and entrusted to us.”
— Katharine Hayhoe
The First Church Climate Change Initiative kicked off Phase I in March 2022 with in-depth discussions sessions based on Katharine Hayhoe’s book, Saving Us: A Climate Scientist’s Case for Hope and Healing in a Divided World .
We learned how to better communicate the problems and solutions to a Changing Climate and that connecting to what people value can open minds. We also identified potential action items in 5 categories: Climate Education, Church Facilities, Climate Communication, Political Participation, and Spiritual Mission.
The team is now looking for concerned individuals to help evaluate and select actions to implement that will make a difference. After this initial selection process, we anticipate large and small projects will emerge with corresponding flexibility in commitment.
Check out the project concepts below and if you see somewhere you’d like to help or if you just want to find out more, use the button to connect with the team.