Enrichment Opportunities

CFD Presentation modifiedFor enrichment suggestions before session 1, go here.

At any point during the course

Consider contributing to the class blog by sending your own photos, artwork, or writings to Trisha or Kristina. For more on the blog, see the description here.

Before Sessions 2, 3, and 4

Please read and reflect on the Scripture passages and meditations associated with the previous week’s theme — and the next week’s theme, if you get ahead.

Before Session 2

You might review videos shown in Session 1:

Here is a pdf version of the presentation “Urgency and Solutions” from Session 1.

You might also like this brief National Geographic climate science primer: Causes and Effects of Climate Change

Pope Francis’s beautiful and moving 2015 encyclical Laudato Si concerns faith responses to the climate crisis. On this page you can find a link to the entire text as well as excerpts from chapters 1 and 2.

There are, of course, many other resources to explore, including those listed on this resources page and this links page.

Before Session 3

Don’t forget the Scripture passages and meditations associated with last week’s theme — and this week’s.

You might review videos shown in Session 2:

Here is the presentation on Environmental Justice from Session 2.

Here is a pdf of the presentation on Carbon Fee and Dividend from Session 2.

You might also like this short Introductory Video from Citizens’ Climate Lobby.

Here is a PCUSA support statement for carbon pricing, explaining reasons for supporting such legislation.

And the Fall 2020 Presbyterian Hunger Program Sustainability and Earth Care Issue provides a good overview of the PCUSA’s commitment to environmental stewardship, including a message from Rebecca Barnes, coordinator of the Presbyterian Hunger Program.

Before Session 4

Remember the Scripture passages and meditations associated with last week’s theme — and this week’s.

You might review this video shown in Session 3:

You might enjoy Rebecca Barnes’s discussion of the History of PCUSA’s Environmental Advocacy.

You can review the website of the Center for Behavior and the Environment here.

Here are pdf versions of the presentations on reducing carbon footprint for households and congregations from Session 3 (coming soon).

This website offers a beginner’s dive into reducing heating bills.

Here, Consumer Reports offers insight into the benefits of electric vehicles. And to research CO2 savings by vehicle type and home state, go here.

To research verified carbon credit markets, go here.

If you are interested in a recent hour-long presentation by Trisha Tull called Getting to Net-Zero at Home, go here.

And don’t forget the many other resources to explore, including those listed on this resources page and this links page.

After Session 4

You might review the Scripture passages and meditations associated with Session 4’s theme, COURAGE.

You might review videos shown in Session 4:

Here are pdfs from the advocacy and contacting congress members presentations from Session 4 (coming soon).

If you are interested in getting involved with an environmental advocacy organization such as Citizens’ Climate Lobby, or encouraging your congregation to become and Earth Care Congregation, go to this page for links to important websites.

Here are links to a PCUSA action alert and a Citizens’ Climate Lobby alert, both inviting us to contact our US representatives about HR 2307, the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act.

You can find your US representatives here, and find your US senators here.

Here you can find your state legislators.

Please take the time to offer your thoughts on what you liked about this course and what we can do to make it better!