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.
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
Laudato Si, Pope Francis' Encyclical on Environment and Climate
Plymouth and Edwards Church Green Teams Present
Joint Letter-to-the-Editor Writing Workshop
Sunday, January 6
11:45 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Plymouth Church Parish Hall
Do you want to get more people talking about the injustice of climate change (or another justice issue)? Do you want to get the attention of local lawmakers, decision-makers, and your neighbors? Letters-to-the-editor are a great way to add your voice to the discourse and call more attention to issues of justice and creation care. In this short, but focused workshop, we will show you how to hone in on good articles to respond to, make your point in 200 words or less, and quickly gather feedback before you submit your letter. Mary Memmott from the Edwards Church Green Team will lead the workshop -- she is an experienced letter-writer who can share tips and strategies. A light lunch will be provided. Bring a laptop (optional), if you can.
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.