Presbyterian Climate Advocates thrives with 100% volunteer efforts. We do not charge a fee for our classes. But we do hope participants will show their commitment to the four-week learning community by making a donation to one or more organizations that are working to stop climate change. The following are suggestions of organizations we commend to you.
Presbyterians for Earth Care invites individuals and congregations to participate in the growing earth care movement within the PC(USA). PEC is a national eco-justice network that cares for God’s creation by connecting, equipping, and inspiring Presbyterians to make creation care a central concern of the church.
Citizens’ Climate Education is the 501(c)3 arm of Citizens’ Climate Lobby, which focuses on advocating for national carbon fee and dividend legislation, specifically the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act. This proposal would put a fair and escalating cost on coal, oil, and natural gas to decrease pollution and accelerate the shift to renewable energy, while returning revenues to families to manage the shift. Citizens’ Climate Education trains and mobilizes advocates for carbon fee and dividend legislation.
The national faith and environmental organization Interfaith Power & Light is “a religious response to global warming.” It is organized into state chapters across the U.S., and focuses on clean energy, creation care, and advocacy for renewable energy, pollution reduction, and environmental justice. To find your state chapter, click here and scroll down.
EarthJustice is the premier nonprofit public interest environmental law organization, “because the earth needs a good lawyer.” They wield the power of law and the strength of partnership to protect people’s health, to preserve magnificent places and wildlife, to advance clean energy, and to combat climate change.
Sierra Club’s Beyond Coal Campaign is part of Sierra Club’s effort to promote affordable clean energy that safeguards the health of our communities, protects wildlife, and preserves our remaining wild places. They are working to close all the coal plants in the US and help communities and cities transition to clean energy. Since 2010, the movement has led to more than half of the coal plants in the United States retiring or committing to retire.
Laudato Si’ Movement, formerly called the Global Catholic Climate Movement, seeks to respond to Pope Francis’s 2015 encyclical Laudato Si’. The organization works to educate and inspire action to fulfill the Pope’s call to climate justice.