We offer four-week online courses for individuals and congregational groups who are getting started as climate activists and advocates. Classes include videos, reflection, discussion, and enrichment to move from despair to engaged, hopeful, effective action. We examine…
- our deep connections with the natural world
- the urgency of our present climate crisis
- the effects of climate change and environmental pollution on the poor
- why people of faith take the crisis seriously and personally
- what is being done, and what can be done, to promote healing
- specific actions, including…
- talking with leaders and neighbors
- advocating for rapid transformation
- making changes in our congregations and homes
We do this by…
- teaching through Zoom
- using visual and video resources, interviews, and conversations
- offering enrichment opportunities and bonus conversations between sessions
- recommending follow-up actions
- pastors, leaders, and members of congregations
- groups or classes within congregations to learn with us
- participants to bring family members or friends along
And we are…
- Carol Dunn, an elder and Earth Care team chair at First Presbyterian Church of Scottsburg, IN, a PC(USA) Earth Care Congregation. She is a retired school psychologist and co-founder of Great Scott Trees and the TreeKeeper education program.
- Kristina Lindborg, a retired elementary school teacher who does group development, presentations, and other outreach for the Indiana chapter of Citizens’ Climate Lobby. She also co-chairs the Indiana League of Women Voters natural resources group.
- Beth Snyder, Presbyterian Disaster Assistance Program Administrator until her recent retirement. She is clerk of session and chairs the Green Team at First Presbyterian Church of Jeffersonville, Indiana’s first Earth Care Congregation.
- Trisha Tull, an ordained Presbyterian minister, A.B. Rhodes Professor Emerita of Hebrew Bible at Louisville Presbyterian Seminary, and author of Inhabiting Eden: Christians, the Bible, and the Ecological Crisis. She founded the Green Team at FPC Jeff and is a Climate Reality Leader, GreenFaith fellow, and former Program Director for Hoosier Interfaith Power & Light.