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Newsletters

  • Episcopal Church Creation Care newsletter — a monthly newsletter and for information about how to engage your community in the Creation Care Covenant.
  • Creation Care Network — E-news from the Rev. Dr. Margaret Bullitt-Jonas, Missioner for Creation Care for the Episcopal Diocese of Western Massachusetts and Southern New England Conference, United Church of Christ, which includes opportunities to learn, pray, act and advocate for the earth.

Websites

Episcopal and Anglican

  • Creation Care — The Episcopal Church — Concerned for the global climate emergency, drawing on diverse approaches for our diverse contexts, the Episcopal Church commits to form and restore loving, liberating, life-giving relationships with all of Creation.
  • Sustain Island Home — Portal for the carbon tracker developed by the Diocese of California.
  • Reviving Creation, Restoring Our Souls — The website for the Rev. Dr. Margaret Bullitt-Jonas, Missioner for Creation Care for both the Episcopal Diocese of Western Massachusetts and Southern New England Conference, United Church of Christ, and Creation Care Advisor for the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts.
  • Green Anglicans — Green Anglicans works to resource and inspire Anglicans in the spirituality of Caring for Creation, inspire and encourage individuals to live sustainable lives, inspire and equip churches and Dioceses to practical actions as Earthkeepers, and challenge and network individuals, churches and Dioceses to prophetic acts of advocacy.

Faith-based organizations

  • Interfaith Power & Light — Interfaith Power & Light (IPL) inspires and engages individuals, families, and faith and local communities to embody spiritual and societal transformation by reducing their greenhouse gas emissions while building a new relationship with Earth, and mobilizes people of faith and conscience to advocate for just and equitable climate solutions at the local, state, and national levels.
  • Arizona Interfaith Power & Light (AZIPL) — Arizona Interfaith Power & Light mobilizes people of faith in Arizona to reduce the causes of global climate change through spiritual reflection, education, advocacy and action.  AZIPL is a state affiliate of Interfaith Power & Light.
  • Creation Justice Ministries — Creation Justice Ministries (formerly the National Council of Churches Eco-Justice Program) represents the creation care and environmental justice policies of major Christian denominations throughout the United States.
  • GreenFaith — GreenFaith inspires, educates, organizes, and mobilizes people of diverse religious and spiritual backgrounds globally for environmental action.
  • Blessed Tomorrow — Blessed Tomorrow is a coalition of diverse religious partners united as faithful stewards of God’s creation.  Through Blessed Tomorrow, faith leaders work to reach 100% clean energy, prepare for a changing climate, and engage their communities, while maintaining the distinct voices of their traditions.

Academic programs

  • Yale Forum on Religion and Ecology — The Yale Forum on Religion and Ecology works to cultivate dialogue within religious/spiritual communities and in partnership with scientists and policy makers.
  • Yale Program on Climate Change Communication — The Yale Program on Climate Change Communication conducts scientific research on public climate change knowledge, attitudes, policy preferences, and behavior, and the underlying psychological, cultural, and political factors that influence them. They also engage the public in climate change science and solutions, in partnership with governments, media organizations, companies, and civil society, and with a daily, national radio program, Yale Climate Connections.

Climate change nonprofits

  • Project Drawdown — Project Drawdown seeks to help the world reach “Drawdown”— the point in the future when levels of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere stop climbing and start to steadily decline, thereby stopping catastrophic climate change — as quickly, safely, and equitably as possible.
    • 350.org — 350.org is an international movement of ordinary people working to end the age of fossil fuels and build a world of community-led renewable energy for all.

TED Talks

  • Katharine Hayhoe’s TED talk, “The Most Important Thing You Can Do To Fight Climate Change: Talk About It“.  Climate scientist Dr. Katharine Hayhoe shows how the key to having a real discussion about climate change is to connect over shared values like family, community and religion — and to prompt people to realize that they already care about a changing climate.
  • 7 of the Best TED talks on Climate Change TED talks about climate change from Greta Thunberg, Dr. Katharine Hayhoe, Dr. J Marshall Shepherd, former President of Ireland Mary Robinson, Dr. Katharine Wilkinson, Sean Davis, and Al Gore.

Other YouTube Videos

  • Global Weirding with Katharine Hayhoe.  The more than 50 videos in this series, each of which ranges from about 9-10 minutes, cover a wide range of topics related to climate and climate change, are full of great analogies (and cartoon illustrations), metaphors, and examples, and are lively, direct, friendly, clear, and very accessible.
  • Dear Matafele Peinam” (a poem by Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner, from the Marshall Islands).  On 23 September 2014, 26 year old poet Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner, from the Marshall Islands, addressed the Opening Ceremony of the UN Secretary-General’s Climate Summit.  She performed this new poem entitled “Dear Matafele Peinem”, written to her daughter, about the coming effects of climate change on their home. 
  • Earthrise” (a poem by Amanda Gorman, National Youth Poet Laureate).  Named for the famous Apollo 8 photo of the earth rising from behind the moon, Earthrise, Gorman’s poem on climate change is a passionate call for action to address climate change.