Care for God’s Creation
Wisconsin has its first Clean Energy Plan!
“Climate Change: a threat to human wellbeing and health of the planet. Taking action now can secure our future.”
This is a recent report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), a United Nations’ body for assessing the science related to climate change. Read report HERE.
Conference of Parties 26 (COP26)
COP26 closes with ‘compromise’ deal on climate, but it’s not enough, says UN chief – News for the UN
Interview of young adult delegate, Rebecca Rajakanthan, from Lutheran World Federation
What is COP26 and why is it important to our planet? Wednesday Noon Live! Video
Our Climate Events & Workshops
Faith Advocacy for Climate Justice – March 18th, 2021
Fasting for Climate Justice Event featuring the Wisconsin 7
Video Testimonies on Climate Change
Equipping the Saints Webinar: Great Video Resource on Caring for God’s Creation Presentation by Rev. Nick Utphall for a webinar hosted by the South-Central Synod of Wisconsin.
Tackling the PFAS Crisis in Wisconsin: Wisconsin PFAS Action Plan
Governor’s Task Force on Climate Change Report – Found here. Released on December 8, 2020.
Letter to the Editor of the Badger Herald by former LOPPW Intern Evan Sadlon: UW must commit to 100% renewable energy
Press Release on caring for God’s Creation, also to serve as examples for offering feedback to the Governor’s Task Force on Climate Change (thank you to the six bishops, our new climate team, and the council for signing on: Press Release.
Press Release for letter to all WI State Assembly and WI State Senate members. Revised Climate press release Team & Bishops – September 2020.
The Governor’s Task Force on Climate Change now has a website with info on upcoming hearings and info on how to make comments. Take a look and stay tuned for more details about how to join a virtual public hearing! WEBSITE
LOPPW Press Release: Another crisis that shines light on inequities, and the Governor’s Task Force on Climate Change. LOPPW Press Release
Blog by Intern Evan Sadlon: Should we talk about climate change with so much else happening?
Impacts of Climate Change in Wisconsin – an interview with Chief Meteorologist Bob Lindmeier: VIDEO
Video Presentation on the State of Water and proposed state budget led by Director Rev. Cindy Crane and Faith and Vocation Fellow Sarah Schultz at People of Faith United for Justice Advocacy Day 2019.
I’m interested in solar energy. Where do I begin? If you are interested in solar for your home, church, other nonprofit, business, or home, check out the assistance Renew Wisconsin can direct you to!
COP25 – United Nations Climate Conference 2019
Pastor Cindy attended COP25! Here is her Press Release.
Resources written by members of various faith groups (including the ELCA) under the leadership of Texas Impact: COP25 Resource for Churches
Videos of some of the panel discussions at COP25:
Dane County Public Works – Sustainability and Renewable Energy Projects from LOPPW’s What’s Working in Wisconsin: Public and Private Uses of Renewable Energy event. Dane County Executive Joe Parisi was the keynote speaker. Unfortunately, the sound for his presentation did not videotape well. However, Dane County Executive Parisi speaks about many of the same Dane County accomplishments as he did at our conference in this video:
Videos from What’s Working in Wisconsin on October 6, 2018:
Resources from the ELCA and ELCA World Hunger:
From ELCA World Hunger: Climate change could push more than 100 million people into poverty in just the next 15 years. “Climate change hits the poorest the hardest,” says World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim, “and our challenge now is to protect tens of millions of people from falling into extreme poverty because of a changing climate.”
- Climate Change 101
- Hunger and Climate Change
ELCA Social Statement on Caring for God’s Creation
Find other climate resources on the ELCA Advocacy Resources page.
Coalition & Interfaith Resources
LOPPW is part of a new Wisconsin Climate Table and is also a member of RE-AMP
Portico Benefits Services for the ELCA
Portico Benefit Services, which operates the retirement funds of ELCA employees, “determined that members prefer environment screening along with positive investments in renewable/clean energy, energy efficiency, etc. through our existing social purpose funds over fossil fuel-free fund.” Rev. Nick Utphall, member of the South-Central Synod Care for God’s Creation Team, helped with these efforts with Lutherans Restoring Creation. Thank you, Pastor Nick and LRC!