To be caretakers of God's amazing Creation through conservation, education, and advocacy.
We aim to...
embrace all of Creation as God's beloved,
be a network of grace as we learn together to deepen our stewardship,
support one another as we move outside our comfort zones and into advocacy.
View the MA Conference of the United Church of Christ's Green Congregation Challenge.
The Environmental Ministries/Green Team Bulletin Board is up and running. It is a work in progress, and if you have any materials to post, please give them to Jane Fadden, Laraine Snooks, or Deb Sawyer. You might want to check out our progress on the Green Church Challenge. We have also posted a list of Volunteer Opportunities and Ways You Can Become Involved with the Green Team. If you are interested or passionate about any of them, consider signing up or speak to anyone on the Steering Committee: Jane Fadden, Ernie and Judy Edwards, Sandy Clarke, Glenn Pruszinski, Laraine Snooks, Deb Sawyer, and Beth Marascio.
Surprising New Ways to Talk about Climate Change
Katharine Hayhoe, (right) CEO of ATMOS Research, a scientific consulting company, directs Texas Tech University's Climate Science Center, and produces the PBS Digital web series "Global Weirding."
Click here to read the interview.
The Environmental Voter Project is a new, powerful concept that (1) uses big-data analytics to identify inactive environmentalists and then (2) applies cutting-edge behavioral science to turn them into more consistent voters. Using a new generation of Get-Out-The-Vote techniques, we are dramatically increasing voter turnout while precisely measuring our impact.
Learn more here.
Want to read more about Climate Change?
Get the facts and learn why climate change affects us all.
Learn more here.
Free e-book: The Facts about Wind Energy
Cities, states, countries, and companies around the world are increasingly turning to wind energy to power our world. But thanks to Big Polluters, there’s a lot of misinformation out there. We want you to be armed with the truth.
Download the free e-book here.
Ocean Shock: The Climate Crisis beneath the Waves
More than a year of Reuters reporting has come to a disturbing conclusion: The planet's marine life is fleeing warming waters – and threatening livelihoods.
Learn more here.
The Mass Conference of the UCC Environmental Ministries
The Pollinator, an Environmental Justice Forum
MIPandL (Mass. Interfaith Power & Light)
Mass Power Forward, coalition to ensure the state adopts a just energy policy
OARS Organization for the Assabet, Sudbury and Concord Rivers
MA Dept. of Fish and Game
NWF National Wildlife Federation
Defenders of Wildlife
MA Chapter Sierra Club
Environmental Working Group
NRDC National Resources Defense Council
EDF Environmental Defense Fund
Elders Climate Action
Moms Clean Air Force
Laudato Si, Pope Francis' Encyclical on Environment and Climate
Framingham Repair Cafe
Saturday, June 8, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
First Parish Framingham, 24 Vernon Street
We're looking for fixers of all sorts! If you're handy, please let us know what you can repair. We will be seeking folks with repair skills, AND folks with things that need repair. So, don't throw away that broken chair or ripped shirt, and we'll see you in June!
350 Metrowest Node Meeting
Thursday, June 6, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Peace Lutheran Church, 107 Concord Road, Wayland
Please join the 350Mass MetroWest Node for the next monthly meeting on Thursday, June 6, at Peace Lutheran Church in Wayland, at 7:00 p.m. The 350 Massachusetts Metrowest node is a gathering of those who want to learn more about the causes of and remedies for climate change as well as having the option to support several local campaigns. This node is part of the organization 350 Massachusetts for a Better Future.
Mushrooming Workshop and Hunt
June 13, 6:30 to 9:00 p.m.
Open Spirit, 39 Edwards Street, Framingham
Learn more about local mushrooms, from where to find them to which ones are safe to cook and eat The cost is $25. You must register in advance. Visit the Open Spirit website for more details.
Members of The Plymouth Church in Framingham's Environmental Ministries Steering Committee:
Ernie and Judy Edwards, Sandy Clarke, Jane Fadden, Beth Marascio, Glenn Pruszinski, Deb Sawyer, and Laraine Snooks
If you would like to know more about The Plymouth Church's commitment to the environment,
please feel free to email Jane Fadden at firstname.lastname@example.org.