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Care for God’s Creation

On October 6, 2018, LOPPW held the conference What’s Working in Wisconsin: Public and Private Uses of Renewable Energy.  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:  Dane County Public Works – Sustainability and Renewable Energy Projects 

Videos from What’s Working in Wisconsin on October 6, 2018:

Abby Attoun, City of Middleton
Rajan Shulka, City of Madison
Heather Allen, RENEW Wisconsin
Pastor Nick Utphall, Advent Lutheran Church in Madison
Andy Weiland, Oregon School District
Chief Meteorologist Bob Lindmeier, Moderator 

How can what is working in some of our churches, school districts, cities, and counties be duplicated?  Talk to your local leaders about it.  You can make a difference!

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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!

NEW RESOURCE! SCSW Steps to Caring for God’s Creation

2017 Care of Creation Flyer

VIDEO OF CHIEF METEOROLOGIST BOB LINDMEIER’S PRESENTATION 

Bob is a member of the Care for God’s Creation team in the South-Central Synod of Wisconsin.

LOPPW is currently supporting Senate Bill 48 that would help utilities to assist home owners to get lead out of their drinking water.  We signed on to this letter initiated by the League of Conservation Voters:  SB48-LETTER (1)

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.”  From ELCA World Hunger.

Resource for Congregations from LOPPW and the South-Central Synod of Wisconsin Care for God’s Creation Team: LOPPW & SCSW Resource

From ELCA World Hunger: Climate Change 101,  Poverty_And_Hunger_In_A_Changing_Climate,  Agriculture_And_Food_Security_In_A_Changing_ClimateHunger and Climate Change,

LOPPW/South-Central Synod of Wisconsin PowerPoint Presentation  CGC

LOPPW is part of a new Wisconsin Climate Table and is also a member of RE-AMP

ELCA Social Statement on Caring for God’s Creation

ELCA Advocacy Resources – At the bottom click on to Environment & Energy Policy

Additional Resources:  Lutherans Restoring Creation, Wisconsin Interfaith Power & Light

Info on AB 1 6 paragraphs foxconn

Statement on AB 1 for Public Hearing on August 3, 2017  AB 1