GUILFORD — Bill McKibben will be the featured speaker for the program "Climate Action and the Role of Faith Communities," sponsored by Vermont Interfaith Action, at Guilford Community Church, 38 Church Drive, on Thursday, Nov. 16, from 6:30 to 8 p.m.
McKibben - author, environmentalist, and co-founder of 350.org, the worldwide climate action group - will join the event remotely. There will be an in-person panel featuring state Sen. Becca White, D-Windsor, co-chair of the Legislative Climate Solutions Caucus; Dr. Becky Jones of 350Brattleboro; and Alex Wilson, author, environmentalist, and founder of BuildingGreen, Inc. and BuildingGreen Report.
Afterward, the audience is invited to participate in a public forum to offer ways to take climate action from the grassroots in local communities up to the policy level at the Statehouse.
"A key question to explore is what role faith communities should be playing to address the current reality of extremes," organizers wrote in a news release. "Extreme temperatures, extreme rain and flooding, and even extreme wildfire smoke from nearby Quebec province and from faraway forest fires are increasingly common and threatening to Vermonters."
Vermont Interfaith Action (VIA) has been organizing faith communities around the state to advocate on issues of racial justice, immigration, housing and homelessness, and corrections reform. VIA is adding climate action to its issue agenda to help faith communities around Vermont amplify their voices calling on policy makers to act.
Admission to the event is by donation, and all are welcome. Register in advance at bit.ly/740-climate. A confirmation email with a link to join the meeting will be sent after completing registration. For more information, contact Mike Mrowicki at [email protected]. For more information about Vermont Interfaith Action, visit viavt.org.
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