Upcoming Events

With events changing so rapidly and so many being opened up nationally to online participation we can’t keep up!  Be sure to Follow Us on Facebook for the most recent listing or scroll this Good Green News (click) page to plug into upcoming (or recorded) events.

Jun
30
Tue
Online Workshops: Living Connected @ ONLINE
Jun 30 @ 7:00 pm – Nov 24 @ 3:24 pm
Online Workshops: Living Connected @ ONLINE

Learn how you can turn daily activities into spiritual practices that care for creation and sustain life for you, your neighbor, and future generations.  A variety of workshops are offered at 90 minutes each – for all upcoming workshops visit: https://www.katrinamartich.com/upcoming-events-1

These workshops are sponsored by NT-NL Synod Public Witness. It’s offered at a reduced cost thanks to a grant from the NT-NL Mission Endowment Fund.

Oct
22
Thu
Living the Change Weekly Discussion Group
Oct 22 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Living the Change Weekly Discussion Group
Thursday, September 3 – Thursday, November 19, 6 p.m., online
 
In fall 2017, at the COP23 UN Climate Change Conference in Bonn, Germany, spiritual leaders presented the Walk on Earth Gently multifaith statement to world leaders.  Now we’re asking Texans of faith to join us in accepting the Walk on Earth Gently invitation and committing to a sustainable lifestyleWalk on Earth Gently invites people of faith into a journey of Living the Change that the world needs.  The journey is inspired by religious teachings to turn away from consumerism & to seek balanced relationships with all people and the planet we share as our common home.  This 12-week program focuses on making personal lifestyle changes in three areas:  transportation; energy; and food.  The Interfaith Environmental Network of Houston invites you to join us on this journey, via a weekly online discussion group.  Can’t make it every week?  Join us as you are able.  A detailed schedule is given below. All participants will receive a copy of Living the Change materials customized for the Houston area. Are you ready to commit to a more sustainable lifestyle?  Then join us on this journey to Living the Change.
Sept. 3:  Introduction & Transport, week 1
Sept. 10, Sept. 17 & Sept. 24: Transport, weeks 2, 3 & 4
Oct. 1, Oct. 8, Oct. 15 & Oct. 22: Energy, weeks 1, 2, 3, & 4
Oct. 29, Nov. 5, & Nov. 12: Food, weeks 1, 2 & 3
Nov. 19: Food, week 4 & closing
Oct
27
Tue
The Path of Hope: A Study on Climate Action for Faith Communities
Oct 27 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

You are invited to join an online discussion series built around 15-minute videos featuring interviews with US faith leaders, representatives of climate-impacted communities from the global South, and presentations by UN officials and other experts. The videos walk viewers through four key climate policy issues that intersect with universal faith concerns for vulnerable and marginalized people. The series focuses on how climate change is impacting the core ministries of faith communities around the world, how those impacts will increase in the future, and why these impacts create an imperative for people of faith to advocate for strong US climate action. A discussion guide is included that asks participants to think deeply about how their own local faith community’s direct service programs intersect with climate impacts, and how knowledge and experiences gained through these programs might help to inform climate policy. The study’s Action Center provides practical, step-by-step instructions for advocacy activities, as well as recommended policy asks for local, state, and national leaders. Join us! Contact Lisa Brenskelle at brenskelle@aol.com for more information.

 

Oct
29
Thu
Living the Change Weekly Discussion Group
Oct 29 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Living the Change Weekly Discussion Group
Thursday, September 3 – Thursday, November 19, 6 p.m., online
 
In fall 2017, at the COP23 UN Climate Change Conference in Bonn, Germany, spiritual leaders presented the Walk on Earth Gently multifaith statement to world leaders.  Now we’re asking Texans of faith to join us in accepting the Walk on Earth Gently invitation and committing to a sustainable lifestyleWalk on Earth Gently invites people of faith into a journey of Living the Change that the world needs.  The journey is inspired by religious teachings to turn away from consumerism & to seek balanced relationships with all people and the planet we share as our common home.  This 12-week program focuses on making personal lifestyle changes in three areas:  transportation; energy; and food.  The Interfaith Environmental Network of Houston invites you to join us on this journey, via a weekly online discussion group.  Can’t make it every week?  Join us as you are able.  A detailed schedule is given below. All participants will receive a copy of Living the Change materials customized for the Houston area. Are you ready to commit to a more sustainable lifestyle?  Then join us on this journey to Living the Change.
Sept. 3:  Introduction & Transport, week 1
Sept. 10, Sept. 17 & Sept. 24: Transport, weeks 2, 3 & 4
Oct. 1, Oct. 8, Oct. 15 & Oct. 22: Energy, weeks 1, 2, 3, & 4
Oct. 29, Nov. 5, & Nov. 12: Food, weeks 1, 2 & 3
Nov. 19: Food, week 4 & closing
Nov
5
Thu
Living the Change Weekly Discussion Group
Nov 5 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Living the Change Weekly Discussion Group
Thursday, September 3 – Thursday, November 19, 6 p.m., online
 
In fall 2017, at the COP23 UN Climate Change Conference in Bonn, Germany, spiritual leaders presented the Walk on Earth Gently multifaith statement to world leaders.  Now we’re asking Texans of faith to join us in accepting the Walk on Earth Gently invitation and committing to a sustainable lifestyleWalk on Earth Gently invites people of faith into a journey of Living the Change that the world needs.  The journey is inspired by religious teachings to turn away from consumerism & to seek balanced relationships with all people and the planet we share as our common home.  This 12-week program focuses on making personal lifestyle changes in three areas:  transportation; energy; and food.  The Interfaith Environmental Network of Houston invites you to join us on this journey, via a weekly online discussion group.  Can’t make it every week?  Join us as you are able.  A detailed schedule is given below. All participants will receive a copy of Living the Change materials customized for the Houston area. Are you ready to commit to a more sustainable lifestyle?  Then join us on this journey to Living the Change.
Sept. 3:  Introduction & Transport, week 1
Sept. 10, Sept. 17 & Sept. 24: Transport, weeks 2, 3 & 4
Oct. 1, Oct. 8, Oct. 15 & Oct. 22: Energy, weeks 1, 2, 3, & 4
Oct. 29, Nov. 5, & Nov. 12: Food, weeks 1, 2 & 3
Nov. 19: Food, week 4 & closing
Nov
8
Sun
Rooting out Structural Racism in American Agriculture 
Nov 8 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Join VTIPL for a viewing and discussion of, Rooting out Structural Racism in American Agriculture, a presentation of the Vermont Law School’s Center for Agriculture and
Food Systems. This panel features Monica Armster Rainge, Stephen Carpenter, Sherri White-Williamson and is moderated by Emily Spiegel. For info about VT Law School: vermontlaw.edu/cafs 

Nov
12
Thu
Living the Change Weekly Discussion Group
Nov 12 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Living the Change Weekly Discussion Group
Thursday, September 3 – Thursday, November 19, 6 p.m., online
 
In fall 2017, at the COP23 UN Climate Change Conference in Bonn, Germany, spiritual leaders presented the Walk on Earth Gently multifaith statement to world leaders.  Now we’re asking Texans of faith to join us in accepting the Walk on Earth Gently invitation and committing to a sustainable lifestyleWalk on Earth Gently invites people of faith into a journey of Living the Change that the world needs.  The journey is inspired by religious teachings to turn away from consumerism & to seek balanced relationships with all people and the planet we share as our common home.  This 12-week program focuses on making personal lifestyle changes in three areas:  transportation; energy; and food.  The Interfaith Environmental Network of Houston invites you to join us on this journey, via a weekly online discussion group.  Can’t make it every week?  Join us as you are able.  A detailed schedule is given below. All participants will receive a copy of Living the Change materials customized for the Houston area. Are you ready to commit to a more sustainable lifestyle?  Then join us on this journey to Living the Change.
Sept. 3:  Introduction & Transport, week 1
Sept. 10, Sept. 17 & Sept. 24: Transport, weeks 2, 3 & 4
Oct. 1, Oct. 8, Oct. 15 & Oct. 22: Energy, weeks 1, 2, 3, & 4
Oct. 29, Nov. 5, & Nov. 12: Food, weeks 1, 2 & 3
Nov. 19: Food, week 4 & closing
Nov
19
Thu
Living the Change Weekly Discussion Group
Nov 19 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Living the Change Weekly Discussion Group
Thursday, September 3 – Thursday, November 19, 6 p.m., online
 
In fall 2017, at the COP23 UN Climate Change Conference in Bonn, Germany, spiritual leaders presented the Walk on Earth Gently multifaith statement to world leaders.  Now we’re asking Texans of faith to join us in accepting the Walk on Earth Gently invitation and committing to a sustainable lifestyleWalk on Earth Gently invites people of faith into a journey of Living the Change that the world needs.  The journey is inspired by religious teachings to turn away from consumerism & to seek balanced relationships with all people and the planet we share as our common home.  This 12-week program focuses on making personal lifestyle changes in three areas:  transportation; energy; and food.  The Interfaith Environmental Network of Houston invites you to join us on this journey, via a weekly online discussion group.  Can’t make it every week?  Join us as you are able.  A detailed schedule is given below. All participants will receive a copy of Living the Change materials customized for the Houston area. Are you ready to commit to a more sustainable lifestyle?  Then join us on this journey to Living the Change.
Sept. 3:  Introduction & Transport, week 1
Sept. 10, Sept. 17 & Sept. 24: Transport, weeks 2, 3 & 4
Oct. 1, Oct. 8, Oct. 15 & Oct. 22: Energy, weeks 1, 2, 3, & 4
Oct. 29, Nov. 5, & Nov. 12: Food, weeks 1, 2 & 3
Nov. 19: Food, week 4 & closing

Lutherans Restoring Creation: a grassroots movement promoting care for creation in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America