Vermont Interfaith Power and Light

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GREEN MOUNTAINS, BLUE WATER

GREEN MOUNTAINS, BLUE WATER:
Earth Care News from
Vermont Interfaith Power and Light (VTIPL)
April 2016

In this newsletter:
"Merchants of Doubt" Film Showing- Tonight!
Direct Action to Stop the Pipeline - Training
"This Changes Everything" Free Film Showing
10th Annual LEAP Energy Fair: Apr. 9 in Duxbury
Reminder- Faith Climate Action Week: Apr. 15 - 24
Activist Training: Carbon Pollution Tax- Register Now!
Quirky, Queer, Quaker Response to Climate Change
Blue-Green Algae, Toxins, and Your Health
Vermont People's Convention
Break Free Northeast Action: May 14, Albany NY
Changing Climate: A Compassionate Response
Investigate Exxon
Other Resources

"MERCHANTS of DOUBT" FILM SHOWING- Tonight!
Join us Fri., April 1, 7 pm, at the Unitarian Universalist Church
in Springfield (21 Fairgrounds Rd.). VTIPL co-sponsors. The
event is free and open to all. Contact: Alison Roth uuchurch@vermontel.net
Here's the film trailer: http://sonyclassics.com/merchantsofdoubt/
If your community is interested in having a showing of this
documentary, contact VTIPL: info@vtipl.org

DIRECT ACTION to STOP the PIPELINE- Training
Rising Tide is having a direct action training this Saturday,
Apr. 2, 10 am - 2 pm, Christ Church, 164 State St., Montpelier.
Info and sign up here: www.risingtidevermont.org/workshops-and-trainings.html

"THIS CHANGES EVERYTHING" Free Film Showing
See this film at NewsBank Conference Ctr., Chester (352 Main),
6:30 - 8:30 pm on Apr. 6. For more information, contact Laurel
Green: Laurel@SingingRiverFarm.net or 802-275-4646.

10th ANNUAL LEAP ENERGY FAIR: Apr. 9 in Duxbury
This event, at Crossett Brook Middle School in Duxbury, will
include 75 exhibits and discussions on topics such as sustainable
transportation and going solar. Details at http://www.waterburyleap.org/events.php

REMINDER- Faith Climate Action Week: Apr. 15 - 24
To sign up, download resources, get sample sermons, and
more, go to: http://salsa4.salsalabs.com/o/50836/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_...

ACTIVIST TRAINING: Carbon Pollution Tax- Register Now!
Help advocate for the carbon pollution tax! Come to this
Statewide Activist Training, Sat. 4/16, at Barre Civic Center.
It's free, including breakfast and lunch! For more information
and to sign up, go to: http://www.energyindependentvt.org/agenda-set-for-statewide-activist-tra...

QUIRKY, QUEER, QUAKER Response to Climate Change
Peterson Toscano performs at Burlington Friends Meeting (173
North Prospect St., Burlington) on Apr. 19. The potluck supper
is at 6 pm and the performance is 7 - 8:30. Free and open to all;
donations are welcome. Contact- Ruah Swennerfelt: ruahswennerfelt@gmail.com
More about Peterson is here: www.petersontoscano.com

BLUE-GREEN ALGAE, TOXINS, and YOUR HEALTH
Research has shown cyanobacteria from blue-green algae may
be linked to neurogenerative diseases. Learn more at the free
program, "Our Lake, Our Lives", on Fri, Apr. 29, 6 - 8 pm, at
All Soul's Interfaith Gathering, 291 Bostwick Farm Road in
Shelburne. Event details are at: http://www.allsoulsinterfaith.org/#!our-lake-our-lives/c4sf
Contact- Glynda McKinnon: 802-355-0015 or glyndam3@aol.com

VERMONT PEOPLE'S CONVENTION
This convention, on April 30 - May 1 at Montpelier H.S., will
bring people together to imagine solutions and take action for
fundamental, systemic change. Find out more and sign up: www.vermontpeoplesconvention.org/

BREAK FREE NORTHEAST ACTION: May 14, Albany NY
350.org sponsored mobilizations are happening around the world
in May, for breaking free from fossil fuels. In the Northeast US,
it will be in Albany, NY. Details are here: http://www.albany2016.org/

CHANGING CLIMATE: A Compassionate Response
This event starts Fri., May 13, 6:30 - 8:30 pm, with a panel
discussion and continues with a workshop on Sat., May 14 from
9 - Noon, at the Unitarian Church of Montpelier, 130 Main St.
Presenters include Gendo Allyn Field, abbot of the Upper Valley
Zen Center, among others. Suggested donations: $5 for Friday
and $10 for Saturday. Contact- Neville Berle: 802-249-5905 nmbe1022@gmail.com

INVESTIGATE EXXON
Reports have shown that Exxon knew about climate change and
its threat decades ago and worked to spread doubt about it. To
sign the petition asking the Department of Justice to investigate
and hold Exxon accountable, go to: http://act.350.org/sign/exxon_DOJ
Also, ask Vermont Attorney General, William Sorrell, to join
other state Attorney Generals in calling for an investigation:
https://campaigns.350.org/petitions/investigate-exxon-vermont-attorney-g...

OTHER RESOURCES

GEOPOLITICS of CLIMATE CHANGE and Civil Rights
by Jacqueline Patterson: http://www.naacp.org/blog/entry/geopolitics-of-climate-changea-civil-rig...

7 SMARTER WAYS to TALK ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE
http://grist.org/climate-energy/7-smarter-ways-to-talk-about-climate-cha...

TED Talk by Al Gore: http://www.ted.com/talks/al_gore_the_case_for_optimism_on_climate_change

FAITH, MORALITY, and the ENVIRONMENT: A report
on the moral, religious, and spiritual perspectives on global
warming of the "Six Americas" groups: http://climatecommunication.yale.edu/publications/faith-morality-environ...

GLOBAL WARMING'S TERRIFYING NEW CHEMISTRY
This article by Bill McKibben was published in "The Nation".
www.thenation.com/article/global-warming-terrifying-new-chemistry/

SCIENTISTS WARN of PERILOUS CLIMATE SHIFT
James Hansen, with other scientists, has published a report
warning about a possible climate shift within decades: www.nytimes.com/2016/03/23/science/global-warming-sea-level-carbon-dioxi...

VTIPL educates people of faith and spirit about the climate
crisis and actions to care for Earth.

Vermont Interfaith Power and Light
P.O. Box 209, Richmond, VT 05477
info@vtipl.org 802-434-3397 www.vtipl.org

 

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