Care for God’s Creation
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.
Offer your comments to the Governor’s Task Force on Climate Change until the end of the day on Friday, July 31 here: Comments
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
Another crisis that shines light on inequities, and the Governor’s Task Force on Climate Change: LOPPW Press Release
Should we talk about climate change with so much else happening? Blog by Intern Evan Sadlon
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!
Impacts of Climate Change in Wisconsin – an interview with Chief Meteorologist Bob Lindmeier: VIDEO
COP25 – 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:
Portico Benefits Services for the ELCA “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! Below is an update. Read more: https://porticobenefits.org/NewsEvents/News/2019_09_15_ChurchwideAssemblyCallsPorticoToAction
Dane County Public Works – Sustainability and Renewable Energy Projects from LOPPW’sWhat’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:
Videos from What’s Working in Wisconsin on October 6, 2018:
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!
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
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
Info on AB 1 6 paragraphs foxconn
Statement on AB 1 for Public Hearing on August 3, 2017 AB 1