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Monday, October 22, 2018 7-9 pm
Plymouth Church in Framingham
87 Edgell Road
Framingham, MA 01701

Climate change is caused by carbon pollution. And carbon pollution causes and worsens asthma and chronic lung disease. It hurts children, the elderly and the poor most of all. Those who have done the least to cause it and have the least resources to adapt suffer the most. That's unjust and our faith calls us to act now!

Gina McCarthy

Keynote speaker: Gina McCarthy, former EPA Administrator; Director of C-CHANGE (Center for Climate, Health and the Global Environment) at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

Children's Health: The Front Line in Battling Carbon Pollution

Nathaniel Stinnett

Nathaniel Stinnett Founder & Executive Director of the Environmental Voter Project

Environmental Politics: The Importance of Voting in Every Election

Recommended donation $20. For more information contact Vince Maraventano at vince@MIPandL.org or 617-244-0755. Advance registration required at https://conta.cc/2OGYBwq so we can plan properly.

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Houses of worship leave a notable environmental imprint.

Houses of Worship

Per capita, per hour of use, they're often among the biggest wasters of energy, and the United States has more houses of worship than any other country!

Many congregations recognize the moral imperative for stewardship, but don't always stand on the moral "high ground" when it comes to actual energy usage. We need to become better stewards and, in the process, encourage and inspire our congregants to do better at home, school, and work.

Membership in MIP&L offers a concrete way to put faith into action. Together, we will work toward environmental justice and care of creation. We will be a powerful religious response to global warming and environmental degradation!

If we don't, who will?

 

SUCCESS STORIES

Boston SynagogueAll Steamed Up?

Boston Synagogue was all steamed up, not just about climate change but especially about its cost (in $s and environmental impact) for using steam to heat its building. Boston Synagogue (also known as Charles River Park Synagogue) is a small, lay-led synagogue located in the heart of the Old West End near Massachusetts General Hospital. The building was constructed in 1971. It is a single-story structure, with a dramatic pitched "skylight" roof over the Sanctuary.

The result?  During 2009 Boston Synagogue reduced their carbon dioxide emissions by 70%, from over 200,000 lbs to just over 80,000 lbs. Their annual energy costs decreased by 57% during this period, to about $6,800 as compared to about $15,750. Also, their annual repair and maintenance bills dropped significantly. As a result,the estimated payback time on their capital investment is approximately 5 years.

Read the full and very detailed case study by clicking here (PDF).

 

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carbon pricing

The social and public health damage from carbon pollution mounts every day. We need a law in Massachusetts that adds a fair and rising cost to fossil fuels to account for the enormous damage they cause. If you're a faith leader who agrees, sign the Interfaith Call for Carbon Pricing!

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Mass. Interfaith Power & Light is a non-profit organization that provides a religious response to climate change. Our mission is to: Assist faith communities, their members and the public to decrease their carbon dioxide emissions & energy costs; educate people on why climate change is a matter of morality and justice; and advocate for policies that will lead to a sustainable future.