Climate Forum in 2020

The tide is rising, and so are we.
The task is mighty, and so are we.
The land is holy, and so are we.
This is where we are called to be.

—Rabbi Shoshana Meira Friedman and Yotam Schachter


2020 is going to be a year for climate action, a time to work toward improved climate resilience in our personal lives and communities, a time to demand meaningful action from our legislators. To create opportunities for education, commiseration, and strategizing, the Green Sanctuary Committee is organizing a Climate Forum after Sunday services, at 12:30pm, on the fourth Sunday of the month. We will begin with three presentations featuring local scholars sharing information about climate change and climate actions.

  • January 26 – Learn how climate change will affect Michigan from Dr. David Karowe.
  • February 23 – Learn about the Green New Deal with Dr. Denise Keele.
  • March 22 – Learn about local food and regenerative agriculture as strategies for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, sequestering carbon, and building a more resilient community.

Based on the conversations and ideas that emerge from these gatherings, we will collectively determine what kinds of additional activities to pursue for the rest of the year.

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