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Water Resilience

online (zoom or other) virtual/online

Join Professor Robert Mace of Texas State University for a discussion on freshwater scarcity. Growing populations, the ever-present threat of drought, aquifer over-pumping, reservoir sedimentation, and climate change are creating a perfect storm to challenge the resiliency of our water supplies. Since water is needed for human health, agriculture, industry,

Free

Faith Communities & Climate Resilience Summit: From Resilience to Restoration

online (zoom or other) virtual/online

The impact of climate change on our communities is no longer in doubt. We all feel these impacts in one way or another, be they from heat waves, wildfires, or floods. Often, our faith buoys us through these difficult times by providing food, shelter, or hope for a better tomorrow.

Free

Plastic Pollution

online (zoom or other) virtual/online

Join Professor Hyun-Min Hwang of Texas Southern University as he examines the issue of plastic pollution. Plastic is a polymeric material, not biodegradable, and may last hundreds of years in the environment. Substantial fractions of plastic waste are disposed of improperly, and are found everywhere, even in the middle of

Free

Air Pollution: Past, Present & Future

online (zoom or other) virtual/online

Join Professor Gunnar Schade of Texas A&M University to learn about the issue of air pollution. Air pollution is a major factor for public health throughout the world. An increasing human population, increasingly clustered in urban areas, is exposed to a variety of air pollutants. Among the common pollutants, fine

Free

Climate Change: Simple, Serious, Solvable

online (zoom or other) virtual/online

Join Professor Sylvia Dee of Rice University to consider climate change, its causes, impacts, and solutions. There is now a long-established global scientific consensus that climate change will damage human and natural systems at high expense. Climate change-induced disruptions to human-environment interactions occur via impacts such as sea level rise,

Free

Ecological Gardening: Fruit and Veggies for Summer to Fall

online (zoom or other) virtual/online

Gardening and growing fruit, vegetables, and herbs organically is easy when recreating systems of nature to incorporate plants for wildlife and for people. Gardening in the gulf coast climate allows us to grow year around. Carol Burton, Director of Garden Education at Urban Harvest will explore the seasons from Summer

Free

Biodiversity Loss

online (zoom or other) virtual/online

Join Professor Kerri Crawford of the University of Houston for a talk on the issue of biodiversity loss. Our planet is home to millions of species that rely on each other and provide important ecosystem services. Humans, too, rely on nature -- but we take a disproportionate amount of the

Free

Your Voice Matters: Become a Creation Care Ambassador (8/30/22)

online (zoom or other) virtual/online

Join Us for a Connections Call on the Creation Care Ambassador Program The Creation Care Ambassadors Program through Blessed Tomorrow will empower and equip you to inspire clergy, congregants, your workplace, community and policymakers to action on climate change that makes a difference. The training is available online, on-demand! This

Recurring

Immense World Book Discussion Group for the Season of Creation

online (zoom or other) virtual/online

Calling environmentalists, animal lovers, Christians observing the Season of Creation, and people of all faith/spiritual traditions to learn about the amazing sensory abilities of animals in a weekly book discussion group using the bestseller Immense World: How Animals Senses Reveal the Hidden Realms Around Us. In the last decade, research

Free
Recurring

Living the Change Weekly Discussion Group

online (zoom or other) virtual/online

Scientists tell us that we must reduce our greenhouse gas emissions by 45% by 2030. That may seem like a very high hurdle. But, it translates to only a 5%/year reduction, starting now. Participants in this course will leave with a plan for at least their first 5% reduction, and

Free
Recurring

Immense World Book Discussion Group for the Season of Creation

online (zoom or other) virtual/online

Calling environmentalists, animal lovers, Christians observing the Season of Creation, and people of all faith/spiritual traditions to learn about the amazing sensory abilities of animals in a weekly book discussion group using the bestseller Immense World: How Animals Senses Reveal the Hidden Realms Around Us. In the last decade, research

Free
Recurring

Creation Care 101

online (zoom or other) virtual/online

Interested to connect your Christian faith to care for the earth? Want to learn how your church can live the faith through caring for creation? Or, want to improve your own stewardship? Join a free online course, Creation Care 101, and begin a journey of restoring faith, justice, and creation.

Free