November 7 – Climate Stewardship Summit - An excellent all-day conference is being held on Thursday, Nov. 7, at Asylum Hill Congregational Church, 814 Asylum Ave., Hartford, CT 06105 from 8:30 to 5:30 P.M. Among the morning events will be the Keynote address by Dr. Mary Evelyn Tucker of Yale Divinity School and School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. The afternoon features a choice of ten workshops including one on Faith in Action – Climate Change and Social Justice, one on the Sanctity of Nature as embedded in Buddhist, Hindu, Taoist and Native American faith traditions, and one on helping faith communities divest from fossil fuel holdings and reinvest in a clean energy future. For more information and to register go to www.irejn.org.
NOW is a great time to GO SOLAR! Go to http://solarizect.com/our-towns/manchester/ or simply google Solarize Manchester to find out how you can join in a unique discount buying program that uses a tiered-pricing structure, town-supported education and outreach and one competitively selected installer to dramatically reduce the cost of solar. The more residents who sign up for Solarize, the more the cost comes down. All contracts must be signed by February 20, 2014 to participate. On the website don’t forget to look at the friendly UU waving to you out her window overlooking her new solar panels!
Did you Know? The CT Roundtable on Climate & Jobs is a collaboration that brings together religious, environmental, and labor leaders to discuss how we can work together to build a sustainable economy that creates good-paying jobs in Connecticut while also addressing the very real environmental crisis caused by climate change. After a full year of work the AFL-CIO fully endorses the continuing work of the Roundtable and pledges to keep dialoging on ways to make a just transition to a clean energy economy that creates green jobs while fighting climate change and will work with the Roundtable to develop educational programs for local unions and Central Labor Councils. For more information speak with Jay Stewart, who has been involved with the Roundtable.
The Sustainable Living Committee meets at UUS:E on the second Tuesdays of each month, Please join us at 7:00 pm. For more information about the Sustainable Living Committee, Green Sanctuary, or anything in this article, contact the office at 860-646-5151 or firstname.lastname@example.org.