- Mon, Mar 20, 2017
- 07:00 PM
Added Feb 27 2017
Melissa Brice from Chicago 350, associated with 350.org, will be our speaker on March 20, and will be bringing concrete grassroots actions we can take to help the environment. Climate change is already affecting the lives of many people on the planet, from drought to sea-level rise to flooding. The solutions exist to prevent catastrophic climate change and Chicago 350 is working to implement solutions. 350.org is a global grassroots movement to solve the climate crisis. 350 represents climate safety, it refers to the ppm of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere that former NASA climatologist James Hansen discovered as the threshold to maintaining life on the planet similar to which civilization has adapted. We are currently at 406 ppm. Melissa Brice started the local volunteer chapter and will share the work of 350 Chicago's fossil fuel divestment campaign. She will also share how people can get involved in local actions to hold our government accountable and demand a just transition from fossil fuels and to renewable energy. She will bring a take-away sheet with more information and actions, for those who want to do more. Invite your friends who want to make a difference in our current political climate or are concerned about the environment. This is not limited to people with any particular faith understanding, although it emerges from some of the scriptures on care for creation.
Suggested donation of $5 provides the speakers and supplies for the actions. Childcare is available for $1 per child.
Action 30 Mondays cover a variety of topics from 7:00 – 7:30 through March and April. If you have 30 minutes, you are invited to come learn about topics of social concern and take action on them!