Yesterday, President Trump announced he is pulling the U.S. out of the Paris Climate Agreement. We are living in a time of profound consequence, with the needs of our endangered climate increasing and the response to global warming diminishing at the national level.
Our actions now, as climate conscious people of faith, matter more than ever. There are a few things you can do right now to help maximize our collective impact as Arizona’s statewide multi-faith network committed to addressing climate change as a moral issue:
Engage your interfaith climate conscious citizenship
If your congregation is a member of AZIPL, consider getting involved in your congregation’s green team or participate in or start a local regional interfaith working group. If your congregation is not a member sign them up by clicking here. Consider inviting a neighboring congregation to join yours by signing up as well.
Imagine if as a consequence of the actions that this Administration is making, people of faith rose up stronger and more organized and committed than ever in the fight to protect our common home. We must grow in numbers, knowledge and action, as Arizonans especially, we have a unique leadership role to play on the front lines of climate action in the United States.
Start where you are
Have you had an energy audit of your home or house of worship? Are you letting members of your congregation and community know about incentives for renewable energy and energy efficiency upgrades? Are you maximizing the solar potential of your roof? Is a Community Choice Energy program being developed in your region? Does your locality have a renewable energy target? For example, San Diego last year committed to being powered by 100% clean energy by 2030.
Stand up for civilization, interfaith respect, and justice
By standing up for the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement, by working together with neighboring faith communities different from our own, by advocating for green jobs and 100% clean energy we are not only fighting climate change we are working for a better, healthier and safer world for everyone.
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No matter what happens in Washington, DC, with your help the interfaith movement in Arizona can grow wiser and by our actions, we can help heal an ailing world.
In faith & hope,
The AZIPL Team