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BWC Creation Care Team News

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By Liz Feighner

As United Methodists, we understand that our responsibility as caretakers of God’s planet includes ensuring a healthy, abundant creation for future generations. Today, we understand more deeply than ever before, the profound consequences of our failure to serve as caretakers of God’s creation. So please check out these resources and opportunities to take action:

  • March to End Fossil Fuels, Sunday, Sept. 17, 1 p.m., New York City, Transportation details. In September, the United Nations is convening a Climate Ambition Summit to push world leaders to commit to phasing out fossil fuels. Thousands will take to the streets to call on President Biden to take bold action to #EndFossilFuels.
  • Climate in the Pulpits: This October, through Interfaith Power & Light (DC.MD.NoVA), pastors, rabbis, imams, and other clergy in congregations across the region will be raising up Creation care and climate justice as part of their addresses at weekly services and through other learning programs. Sign-up your congregation to receive ready-to-use resources, including bulletin inserts and sermon helpers.
  • Sign up for this webinar, Inflation Reduction Act Resources to Help You Electrify Your Home, on Sept. 7 at 7 p.m., to learn how the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) has made it easier to electrify our homes, save money, and help the U.S. meet our climate goals.  Much of the solution to the climate crisis is just doing two things: getting all the carbon out of our electricity supply, and then electrifying everything we can. The IRA created new incentives to help you go electric — swapping out your old, fossil-fueled appliances for new, clean electric ones — over the next ten years. 
  • Creation Justice September Tips: The United Methodist Creation Justice Movement is providing these tips as a tool to equip church members, families, and individuals to respond to God's call to care for creation and do justice with our neighbors.