> If you missed the May 1, 2023 presentation about the Inflation Reduction Act benefits with Paul Tonko, the PDF of the presentation is HERE.
>CRICCC Presentation on 7/13/22 Zoom: Help for Congregations to Go Green with Rev. Peter Cook.
>Presentation on How to start an EcoTeam in your church from 11/15/21 CRICCC meeting.
>Watch the webinar on Plastic's Impact on Human Health from Beyond Plastics.
>The Capital Area Climate Network (CACN) listserv:
The CACN is a network of climate activists that share information about local climate actions and campaigns. They often come together to work on an event or action. In 2023 they helped to bring hundreds of Capital Area and Hudson Valley activists to the March to End Fossil Fuels. You can join one of the many local groups working on climate action. Check out their web page for a list of some of the local organizations. If you would like to join the Capital Area Climate Network listserv contact Ruth Foster at firstname.lastname@example.org.
>New York has an aggressive plan to help us shift from fossil fuels. Programs are available for tenants and homeowners alike. Members of the Capital Region Clean Energy Hub can help you find the program that’s right for you in Solar, Energy Efficiency, and Heat Pumps.
>From NY Renews: Very useful Hurricane and Blackout Guide to download.
>Beyond Plastics released a groundbreaking new report: The New Coal: Plastics & Climate Change. It is available online with appendices and an interactive spreadsheet and map at: https://www.beyondplastics.org/plastics-and-climate. This report shows how the plastics industry’s greenhouse gas emissions are on track to exceed that of coal-fired power in the U.S. by 2030.
>Learn about the global movement envisioning a future free from plastic pollution from the Break Free From Plastic Organization.
> To commemorate Earth Day, let’s support the Buy Local, Grow Local website from the People of Albany United for Safe Energy (PAUSE).
The idea is to support local business, lessen greenhouse gases by reduced shipping, decrease the waste in landfills, and, in light of the pandemic, make the Albany area more resilient to food shortages. This is your go-to site to find sustainable or socially responsible local businesses, and all you need to know to support local agriculture, including in your back yard.
>Do you want speakers about the Climate crisis to come to your church or group?
Speakers from Capital Climate Conversations are concerned volunteers trained by climate experts to present fact-based information on the causes, impacts, and solutions regarding our growing climate crisis. Most presentations can be done via Zoom as well as in person (when safe) and are available free of charge to interested groups of all sizes. Presentations can be tailored to the needs and backgrounds of different groups. Read the Brochure.
>Two U.S. bishops and a former Vatican ambassador were among those who lent their support for a price on carbon emissions during a Catholic-focused conference. Read the Report from EarthBeat.
>Amanda Gorman's inspiring poem on YouTube, Earth Rise.
>Annual spring tree and shrub seedling sale by NYS DEC Saratoga Nursery.
Obtain local NY-grown seedings at a low cost and start planting for this Spring.
>Eight Lessons from COVID-19 to Guide Our Climate Response.
> Here are several links to ideas for solving the Plastic problem:
>Learn about heat pumps!
HeatSmart Capital Region is a grassroots community initiative that supports residents and businesses in exploring ways to improve how they heat and cool their buildings.
For quick and easy access to information about climate groups in the Capital District, go to the Capital Region Climate Portal.
>From the New York Times, watch a video showing the connection between pandemics and ecological destruction.
>Want to know what clothes to buy? Here is a link to Sustainable clothing brands.
>Read the New York Times opinion on Biden and the Green New Deal, for information purposes only.
>For all you artists!
Artists for the Earth is a global campaign to connect with arts organizations and artists everywhere in order to engage the public with the critical issues of the environment.
>I’m a Climate Scientist Who Believes in God. Hear Me Out
Read the NY Times article by Katharine Hayhoe, Climate Scientist
>Message of Pope Francis for the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation
Read his inspiring words, published September 1, 2019.
>Invite Linda Neil, a Sister of St. Joseph of Carondelet, to present environmental workshops to your group
These workshops weave science, art, music, poetry and story to engage our hearts, inform our minds and fire our passions for transforming and celebrating our relationship with the Earth, Details.
>Resources for Teaching Children about the Environment
Quaker Earthcare Witness provides curriculums to help our children ages 5 - 12 walk gently over God’s Earth through interactive and fun activities.
Project Learning Tree uses trees and forests as windows on the world to increase students’ understanding of the environment and actions they can take to conserve it.
Children and Nature Network fosters a world in which all children play, learn and grow with nature in their everyday lives.
Saint Kateri Habitat Program is a faith-based initiative to restore yards, gardens, schools, farms, parks, forests, rivers, and wetlands into healthy habitats for people and wildlife.