One of our newest congregations, the New York Society for Ethical Culture, has been very involved with eco-friendly activities.
The NYSEC recently hosted the PCM’s Faith and Clergy breakfast, a gathering of faith leaders of all denominations from all parts the city, to inspire the climate movement as a spiritual and moral imperative in their congregations.
NYSEC is hosting the New York City screening of “The Future of Energy” on Tuesday, Sept. 16th which will feature a Q & A with the writer/producer Max DeArmon (thefutureofenergy.org) and we are thrilled to be co-hosting along with 350NYC an amazing event on Saturday, September 20th titled: “A Global Climate Treaty: Why the U.S. Must Lead” featuring Bill McKibben, Mary Robinson, Amb. Marlene Moses, Lester Brown and more. Tickets can be purchased at https://climate-treaty-event.eventbrite.com.
Their members will be marching on September 21st and for those not able to march, they will be showing “Do the Math” with a discussion to follow, at our weekly Sunday morning Platform meeting which begin at 11:00 a.m. All are invited.
For the past year, they have partnered with 350NYC to promote programs, speakers and provide access to monthly meeting space. They host 350’s General meetings on the fourth Wednesday of each month, their Sustainability working group on the third Wednesday of the month and their Divestment working group on the second Wednesdays -all from7-9 pm.
During this time a growing number of local and regional environmental groups have formed what is known as the New York City Grassroots Alliance which also meets monthly on the first Mondays.
Curt Collier, one of the three Leaders of the Ethical Society, is also Deputy Director of Groundwork USA – an environmental organization founded by the National Park Service and the EPA. As part of his work Leader Collier travels around the US helping communities remediate brownfields through community action. He is a frequent speaker on environmental issues and on environmental justice, and heads up the youth programming for Groundwork USA helping inner-city and disadvantaged youth gain valuable work experience in environmental careers.
Congratulations, New York Society for Ethical Culture, on all you do!