Faith in Place Featured in New York Times Article!
Faith in Place and our Exective Director, Rev. Brian Sauder are featured (on the front page!) in a New York Times article about people of all faiths making connections between environmental degredation and social justice. Pope Francis's encyclical helps amplify the moral message to act on climate change. Read the article here!
Chorus of "Amens!"
Faith in Place’s faith partners across Illinois give a chorus of “Amens” to the message of the Papal Encyclical released today! Within the document, Pope Francis emphasizes the moral obligation of people of all faiths to care for the Earth out of love for our neighbors around the world and future generations. Take a moment to amplify the moral call to act on Climate Change by sharing this meme on Facebook.
Job Opening - Outreach Support
Faith in Place is now hiring for a position in our Chicago office. The Outreach Support staff person will educate and engage members of diverse faith traditions on strategies for conserving energy and saving money through our "Smart Energy" programs. The focus will be on promoting environmental behavior changes at home and in the faith community. View a PDF of the full job description here.
Earth Day Rally & Advocacy Day a Success!
More than 500 people attended the Earth Day Rally for Climate Justice & Clean Jobs organized by Faith in Place and our partners in the Clean Jobs IL Coalition! Because of your support, 1 out of 3 people there represented communities of faith, making sure that the moral obligation to take action on climate was heard loud and clear. We're so proud that so many Faith in Placers from all across the state showed up to make the rally so impactful. After the rally, people spent the afternoon talking to their legislators and delivering more than 800 letters and petitions, resulting in 5 new co-sponsors being added to the Clean Jobs bill.For pictures, videos, and lots of great press coverage of the day check out our Facebook page.
Take Faithful Action For New Clean Energy Legislation
Illinois has an unprecedented opportunity to take care of the Earth for future generations! SB 1485 / HB 2607 would dramatically transform Illinois’ energy landscape: increasing renewable energy to 35% by 2030, increasing energy efficiency so that we can get 20% reductions in energy use by 2025, and creating more than 32,000 jobs annually in clean energy industries. Learn more and send a message to your Representative and Senator today to ask them to be a clean energy champion and support this new bill!
Sat. Jul. 11 - Research Expedition on Lake Michigan (2:30 p.m.) details
Sat. Jul. 11 - Bilingual Guided Nature Hike - Lyon Woods (9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.) details
Fri. Jul. 17 - Nature Walk, Story Circle & S'mores Bowen Park (7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.) details
Fri. Jul. 31 - Nature Walk, Story Circle & S'mores Greenbelt Forest Preserve (6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.) details
Wed. Aug. 19 - Green the Church Chicago Summit details
Wed. Jul. 8 - Urban Flood Management & Green Infrastructure Workshop (9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) details
Sat. Jul. 18 - Waste, Recycling & Sustainability Tour (10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.) details
Wed. Oct. 28 - State of Lake Michigan/Annual Great Lakes Beach Association Conference details