Committees

Renewable Energy

Bring it Home - Greening the Grid!

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Toward Zero Waste

Biosoil Farm recycles lots of stuff to make Premium Plant & Soil Systems that will increase crop quality and quantity.

Union College Hospitality is Now Composting Food! Read the Article.

Communications and Education

The Committee has recently helped co-sponsor a Climate Justice speaker - Dr. Cynthia Moe-Lobeda - at Messiah Lutheran Church in Schenectady. The talk was excellent providing a theological rational for faith communities to see protection of the environment as a faith based moral issue. Read about her book, Resisting Structural Evil.

The Committee is also looking into ways to develop the CRICCC website further, on formalizing and expanding tabling practices to help get the CRICCC name out into the community, and on recruiting additional faith groups to join CRICCC.

Advocacy

The Advocacy Committee is non-partisan and supports legislative efforts, particularly at the State level, to make our planet sustainable and reduce the burning of fossil fuels. Members lobby and write letters on behalf of the environment. See upcoming Advocacy Opportunities on our Events page.

Write In! First Reformed Church of Schenectady’s Creation Care Committee will help in the crafting of quick letters in support of current environmental legislation: The Climate and CommunityProtection Act. Sample letters and word-smith help available. April 28th - 11am at Covenant Hall, 8 North Street, Schenectady