Interfaith Justice Advocacy Workshop

Online TX

June 2023 is the perfect time to refresh your advocacy knowledge and set goals for engaging your faith community around issues that impact the planet and its peoples. Why is it such a perfect time? The Texas legislative session just ended, and in September all eyes will turn toward the 2024 elections. Faith communities typically …

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Plant-based Potluck

1st Unitarian Universalist Church 5200 Fannin St., Houston, TX

This Month's Potluck focuses on indigenous peoples and will celebrate the native staples of Corn, Squash, and Beans...(also known as the 3 sisters). We will also be screening a documentary by Carolina Caycedo and David De Rozas. In The Teaching of the Hands, artists Carolina Caycedo and David de Rozas synthesise their research to create …

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Interconnections with the Environment: Ecosystem Services & Us

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Join Professor Kerri Crawford of the University of Houston to consider more deeply the interconnections between humans and our environment, through the lens of ecosystem services. As biodiversity is lost through anthropogenic changes, it is becoming increasingly clear how much we rely on the natural world. Nature provides us with many services, including water purification, …

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Plastic Free EcoChallenge

Online TX

Plastic pollution now contaminates the deepest trenches in the ocean, the highest mountain peaks, and even the air we breathe. Microplastics have been found in human blood, lungs, breast milk and placentas.  Plastic has entered the food chain, killing wildlife, and causing the average person to eat tens of thousands of microplastic particles every year. …

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The Letter: Screening & Discussion

Online TX

Join us for a screening and discussion of The Letter, a gorgeously filmed story featuring scenes from around the world that puts a human face on climate change. The Letter tells the story of the Laudato Si’ encyclical letter by Pope Francis through the eyes of frontline leaders battling the ecological crisis across continents. A …

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Life’s Better Outside – Your Texas State Parks

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Join Lisa Reznicek of the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department (TPWD) for a discussion of how you can connect to Texas State Parks. We know many ways humans are happier, healthier, and smarter for playing outside. TPWD is extending an invitation to join us for some fun as we celebrate 100 years of your Texas …

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Eating Plant-Based for Our Climate and Health. Your Faith Community Can, Too!

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A year ago, our ministers directed church staff to change the Sunday lunch menu to plant-based food. What inspired them to act?   For a year, our church’s Climate Action Team has hosted monthly plant-based potlucks.   The potlucks turn out five times as many participants as the monthly lectures that we used to hold. That’s inspiration! …

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Weelaunee Worldwide: Block Cop City Speaking Tour

Montrose Center 401 Branard Street, Houston, TX, United States

This is an invitation to join a powerful collective action. After more than two years of struggle to defend the Weelaunee forest in southeast Atlanta from the construction of a militarized police training facility, the movement is at a crucial crossroads. This November, there is a call for a mass action to halt construction on …

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Drawdown Roadmap

Online TX

You may know that there are many possible solutions to combat climate change.  But, how do we focus our efforts, create the most effective plan and really make a difference on climate before it’s too late? The Drawdown Roadmap is a science-based strategy for accelerating climate solutions, pointing to which climate actions governments, businesses, investors, …

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Guided Prayer Walk in the Park

Hermann Park 5555 Hermann Park Drive, Houston

Connect with God as revealed through creation at Hermann Park in this guided prayer walk in the park, using the park’s beautiful natural setting to stimulate prayer and reflection.  At each stop along the walk, there will be a theme, an accompanying Bible verse, and reflection questions for you to ponder.  Deepen your Christian spiritual …

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Guided Prayer Walks in the Park

Hermann Park 5555 Hermann Park Drive, Houston

Connect with God as revealed through creation at Hermann Park in this guided prayer walk in the park, using the park’s beautiful natural setting to stimulate prayer and reflection.  At each stop along the walk, there will be a theme, an accompanying Bible verse, and reflection questions for you to ponder.  Deepen your Christian spiritual …

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Interconnections with Soil, Human Health and the Environment

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Soil is essential to all life and is important to human health in many ways. It can filter water, provide nutrients and food, store carbon, and supply us with antibiotics to fight diseases. However, soils are often mistreated by industrial agriculture and contaminated by environmental pollutants like oil spills which can directly affect human and …

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From Underground to On the Grid

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Join Adrian Shelley, Texas Office Director for Public Citizen, as he delves into energy, from underground to on the grid.  Texas has been an energy state for more than a century. But as the global energy market shifts away from fossil fuels and toward clean sources such as wind, solar, and battery storage, Texas risks …

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Interfaith Prayer Vigil during the U.N. Climate Conference

Hermann Park 5555 Hermann Park Drive, Houston

During the U.N. Climate Conference (COP28) in Dubai, people of all faiths and spiritual traditions are invited to come together for prayer, meditation and reflection in the beauty of nature at Hermann Park.  Clergy of a variety of faiths/spiritual traditions will offer readings, reflections and prayers/meditations from their traditions, all in support of the ongoing …

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Pocket Prairies for Faith Communities

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What is a pocket prairie and why would you want one at your faith community? If your faith community is maintaining lawn that it does not use, join us online to learn about pocket prairies, their benefits, and how to create one. Jaime Gonzalez, prairie expert, will describe pocket prairies, how they can benefit your …

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Earth Day: Sustaining Climate Justice Action & Community Health with Youth Organizers

Rothko Chapel 3900 Yupon St., Houston, TX, United States

This year's observance will provide space for learning, restoration and renewal through a conversation and meditative moment on sustaining action focused particularly on youth organizers working for climate justice and community health. Inspired by the 2023 ruling in the Held v. Montana case on the state’s constitutional rights to health, representatives from Our Children’s Trust including staff attorney David Schwartz and youth plaintiffs will …

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$5 – $25

Spring 2024 Interfaith Environmental Stewardship Event

Willow Waterhole Greenspace 5300 Dryad, Houston

Calling people of all faiths or no faith at all in Houston to care for our shared environment during Earth Month!  We will engage in hands-on environmental stewardship at the Willow Waterhole Conservation Reserve, including weeding, cleaning up the park and more. This event will offer activities for all ages and skill levels. Meet at 11350 Ricecrest by the …

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Native Plants and Prairies

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In the past 10 years, Houston has experienced a prairie renaissance, including the building of dozens of prominent pocket prairies on school and university campuses. These native plantings are used as both teaching tools and as resilience infrastructure. Join Della Barbato, of the Native Prairies Association of Texas, as she discusses the importance and ecosystem …

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Pocket Prairie and Great Grow Out Workshop

St. Paul's Episcopal Church 5373 Franz Rd., Katy, TX, TX

Join us for a hands-on pocket prairie and native plant grow-out workshop designed for Communities of Faith! Staff from the Coastal Prairie Conservancy and the Native Prairies Association of Texas will lead participants in lessons on pocket prairie establishment, plant propagation and sourcing, biodiversity surveys, and how our organizations can support your efforts to foster …

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