Vermont Interfaith Power and Light

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GREEN MOUNTAINS, BLUE WATER

Earth Care News

November 2016

In this newsletter:
SolarFest Free Film Showing in Manchester - Nov. 4, 6:30 pm
Dakota Access Pipeline - Nationwide Actions - Nov. 15
Register Now for Energy Independent Vermont Climate Solutions Summit
Green Mountain Monastery Wreath Sale
Merchants of Doubt Film Showing in Burlington - Dec. 8 at 6:30 pm
Before the Flood Film - Live Streaming for Free until Nov. 6
VECAN Annual Meeting - Dec. 3, Lake Morey Inn: Registration Open
Principles of Environmental Justice
Climate Change - A Life Issue that Deserves Greater Attention
World Medical Association Urges Health Organizations to Divest
Climate Hawks Split on Washington State Carbon Tax
Exxon Posts Lower Profit and Warns on Reserves
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SolarFest Free Film Showing in Manchester - Nov. 4, 6:30 pm
SolarFest will show the film How to Let Go of the World and Love all the Things Climate Can't Change at Southern Vermont Arts Center, 930 SVAC Dr., Manchester. Go to the SolarFest website to find out more, register, and sign up for free tickets. The doors open at 6 and a moderated discussion begins at 6:30. The two-hour film begins at 7 pm.

Dakota Access Pipeline - Nationwide Actions - Nov. 15
350.org is calling for nationwide actions on Tuesday, Nov. 15 in support of those at the site in North Dakota, and to target the Army Corps of Engineers and banks that are funding and companies that are building the pipeline. Find or organize an action in you area. More information is here about where actions are happening. A Prayer for Standing Rock by Lyla June Johnson is at this website, along with other prayers and worship materials.

Register Now for Energy Independent Vermont Climate Solutions Summit
This day-long event on Sat., Nov. 19 will kick off the next major stage in the effort to put a price on carbon. The Summit is free and will include learning effective ways to talk with state legislators about pricing carbon pollution. Also, one of the breakout sessions will be a panel discussion on "The Faith Imperative for Climate Action." The EIV summit happens at Main Street Landing in Burlington on Nov. 19. Register Now at this website.

Green Mountain Monastery Wreath Sale
The Sisters at Green Mountain Monastery in Greensboro, VT are again making and selling wreaths, made from sustainably harvested balsam from trees on their land and neighbors' land. The decorated 20-inch wreaths are $25 plus shipping. The price per wreath is less for large orders. They will donate a portion of the sales to the Global Catholic Climate Movement. To order wreaths, send them an email. To find out more, click here.

Merchants of Doubt Film Showing in Burlington - Dec. 8 at 6:30 pm
This free showing of the excellent documentary Merchants of Doubt will be at the Unitarian Universalist Church, top of Church Street in Burlington, at 6:30 pm on Thursday, Dec. 8. A discussion time will follow the 1.5 hour film. If you haven't yet seen it, don't miss it! This eye opener clearly shows how for decades the fossil fuel companies have been deceiving the public about climate change. Questions? Contact Betsy at 802-434-3397 or email.

Before the Flood Film - Live Streaming for Free until Nov. 6
Leonardo DiCaprio traveled the world to make this documentary about climate change. You can live stream it for free until Nov. 6 at most sites where you watch films or watch it at the National Geographic website.

VECAN Annual Meeting - Dec. 3, Lake Morey Inn: Registration Open
VECAN, Vermont Energy and Climate Action Network, is again having their annual meeting at Lake Morey Inn in Fairlee. The day-long meeting is on Saturday, Dec. 3. Click here to register for this great event!

Principles of Environmental Justice
This year is the 25th anniversary of the drafting of the 17 principles of environmental justice, written at the People of Color Environmental Leadership Summit in Washington D.C., October 1991. It's worth drawing attention to them again now. Read them here.

Climate Change - A Life Issue that Deserves Greater Attention
The Catholic Church and other Christian denominations focus on and frequently speak about life issues, but often fail to see climate change as the important life issue it is. This article in National Catholic Reporter asserts that more attention should be given to climate change as a life issue. The article cites Pope Francis' encyclical Laudato Si, which addresses climate change, and says the Pope speaks of "a host of threats to ecosystems and human life."

World Medical Association Urges Health Organizations to Divest
Read in this article in VPR online news about the World Medical Association encouraging health organizations to divest from fossil fuels. The Canadian Medical Association has already divested from fossil fuel companies.

Climate Hawks Split on Washington State Carbon Tax
Some national leaders on climate action are split on the Washington State carbon tax ballot initiative. Here's the article.

Exxon Posts Lower Profit and Warns on Reserves
This Wall Street Journal article has the details.

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