Beyond New York

Faithful advocacy to protect God’s creation

First, protect your efforts! Coal-fired power plants can wipe them out! Architecture 2030 tells how.

Solving Global Warming: Your Guide to Legislation

The Natural Resources Defense Council has compiled a summary of climate bills before Congress.

Coalition of secular and faith-based efforts

Focus the Nation

Focus the Nation – A national global warming educational initiative, coordinating teams of faculty, students and staff at over a thousand colleges and universities and high schools in the United States to participate in a nationwide, nonpartisan discussion on the theme of climate stabilization. The project will also include the participation of religious, civic and business organizations, and will culminate on Jan. 31, 2008, in one-day symposia to be held simultaneously on campuses across the country. Focus the Nation could be a catalyzing event on par with Earth Day 1970, helping turn the national conversation about global warming from fatalism to constructive engagement with the challenge of our generation.

Apollo Alliance

The Apollo Alliance provides a message of optimism and hope, framed around rejuvenating our nation’s economy by creating the next generation of American industrial jobs and treating clean energy as an economic and security mandate to rebuild America. America needs to hope again, to dream again, to think big, and to be called to the best of our potential by tapping the optimism and can-do spirit that is embedded in our nation’s history.

Other secular efforts

Action in the House: 25 by ’25

The 25x’25 Vision: By 2025, America’s farms, forests and ranches will provide 25 percent of the total energy consumed in the United States, while continuing to produce safe, abundant, and affordable food, feed and fiber. The House of Representatives adopted a resolution that calls for 25 percent of the nationís energy needs to be met by renewable resources by the year 2025. For more info Ö

National Hanging Out Day – April 19

This annual event is sponsored by Project Laundry List. This may seem like a minor thing, but electric clothes dryers use a LOT of energy and thus create a lot of global warming pollution. Hanging laundry on the line is an enjoyable alternative that is pollution-free, and yet many subdivisions and towns prohibit this activity. For more details …

Printing tips:

  • Paper would do, but it might be easier to hold if you print it out on cardstock.
  • The file is a Word document, so it’s easy to add your congregation’s name to the sign, which also gives the opportunity for more people to hold a letter. For example, add “Main St. Presbyterian says”
  • The file is designed to be printed in color on white paper, but if you change your printer settings to print in black, you could print on neon cardstock instead – a different color for each word.
  • And if you print it on legal-sized paper or cardstock it should leave room at the bottom to hold the card.

Everyone holds a letter or two, you take your photo, and send it in. One great place for a photo is next to your congregation’s building or signboard. Of course, it doesn’t hurt to sing a few songs and say a few words, too!

Faith-based advocacy