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July 2019

Free film screening: The Chocolate Case

July 13, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Houston Mennonite Church, 1231 Wirt Rd.
Houston, TX 77055 United States
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Come for the film, enjoy the treats and even shop the #FairTrade store for gifts or yourself. Every purchase matters and this is your chance to be a part of the movement to put people and the planet first.

The film follows 3 Dutch journalists who uncover child labor in the cocoa production chain, which triggers them to try to persuade large corporations to end unethical practices. The trio sets out on a mission to develop the first ‘slave-free’ chocolate bar, known as ‘Tony’s Chocolonely’ – now one of Holland’s leading chocolate brands. The film is both an expose of problems within the chocolate supply chain, and an inspirational story of people trying to change the world they live in.

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United We Win – Collaborating to Solve Houston’s Toughest Environmental Challenges

July 21, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Online
Free

Christ the King Evangelical Lutheran Church invites you to a monthly environmental education web meeting series whose theme in 2019 is environmental issues and what you can do.

In July, Jaime Gonzalez, Houston Urban Conservation Programs Manager for The Nature Conservancy, will highlight a variety of local environmental issues, and how local people/organizations are coming together to address them.  He will explain tools used for environmental action mapping that make collective action more effective. And, he’ll speak about how all of us can work together to create positive environmental change.

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August 2019

Harris County Demonstration: Tell the DNC We Need a Climate Debate

August 13, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Climate change is an emergency that disrupts every aspect of our lives, especially in Houston, and it's about time the Democratic party started to act like it. We deserve to know each 2020 candidate's plan to protect our city: we need a climate debate!

Join youth leaders from the Sunrise Movement Houston by showing up at our local Democratic office, where, together with members of our Harris County Democratic Party, we'll tell our stories, bring our signs, and demand our DNC members join us in calling on the DNC to host a #ClimateDebate.

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Creation Care Fest/Environmental Extravaganza

August 24, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Faith Lutheran Church, 4600 Bellaire Blvd.
Bellaire, 77401
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You are invited to the 2019 Creation Care Fest – Environmental Extravaganza! This free event is actually three events in one: lectures by expert speakers on The State of Our World, an exhibit by local environmental organizations, and a family-friendly festival with kids’ activities such as nature/environment-focused games, crafts, encounters with live education animals, seed planting (to take home & watch grow!) and much more.

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Creation Care Fest/Environmental Extravaganza

August 24, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Faith Lutheran Church, 4600 Bellaire Blvd.
Bellaire, 77401
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Free

This free event is actually three events in one:  lectures by expert speakers on The State of Our World, an exhibit by local environmental organizations, and a family-friendly festival with kids’ activities such as nature/environment-focused games, crafts, encounters with live education animals, seed planting (to take home & watch grow!) and much more.

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Climate Movie Evening: Paris to Pittsburgh

August 24, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Live Oak Friends Meeting House, 1318 W. 26th
Houston, TX 77008 United States
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Free

Paris to Pittsburgh brings to life the impassioned efforts of individuals who are battling the most severe threats of climate change in their own backyards. Set against the national debate over the United States’ energy future – and the Trump administration’s decision to exit the Paris Climate Agreement – the film captures what’s at stake for communities around the country – and the inspiring ways Americans are responding. The film is directed by Sidney Beaumont and Mike Bonfiglio, produced by Bloomberg Philanthropies and RadicalMedia and distributed by National Geographic Documentary Films.

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What’s the Health of the Bay? Galveston Bay Report Card

August 25, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Christ the King Evangelical Lutheran Church invites you to a monthly environmental education web meeting series whose theme in 2019 is environmental issues and what you can do.

In August, T’Noya Thompson, Advocacy Programs Manager for Galveston Bay Foundation, will discuss the health of Galveston Bay. The Galveston Bay Estuary is the largest estuary on the Texas coast and has weathered significant challenges over the years. The Galveston Bay Report Card, a citizen-driven, scientific analysis of the health of Galveston Bay, was created to increase interest in the health of the bay and to create an informed citizenry willing to engage local and state decision-makers on bay issues. The report card is updated annually every August. Learn about the indicators that give you the information you need to be informed, and how you can take action to preserve Galveston Bay!

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September 2019

“Recycle Often, Recycle Right”

September 1, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
First Unitarian Universalist Church, 5200 Fannin St.
Houston, TX 77004 United States
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Nita Cosby will present of the topic “Recycle often, recycle right” - There are common mistakes people make when recycling. Yes, there is a right way to do it. She will talk about what happens once we place our waste in the recycling bin and how we can be more conscious in our effort to be Earth-friendly consumers.

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Extinction Rebellion Houston – organizing meeting

September 4, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
AFL-CIO Hall, 2506 Sutherland St.
Houston, TX 77023 United States
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Extinction Rebellion Houston will engage in non-violent civil disobedience to get our elected representative to Tell the truth Act on the truth Follow citizen-led policy

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2019 World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation

September 7, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Villa de Matel Convent, 6510 Lawndale
Houston, 77023
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This day of prayer offers an opportunity for Houston Christians of all traditions, members of environmental groups and local officials to join hearts and voices at a decisive moment for our natural world. Scientists, activists, the world’s poor and even children from across the globe are beseeching leaders in all areas of civic life to inspire moral action to address the current ecological crisis.

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Reducing Toxins in Houses of Worship

September 8, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Unity Church, 2929 Unity Drive
Houston, 77057
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Free

Reducing Toxins in Houses of Worship – IPM (Integrated Pest Management)

Free and open to the public!

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Climate Caucus

September 10, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
St Catherine’s Montessori, 9821 Timberside Drive
Houston, 77025
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The students of St. Catherine’s Montessori are hosting a climate caucus to discuss climate change and clean energy solutions in advance of Houston’s upcoming Democratic presidential primary debate. This student-led, nonpartisan event serves as a way for our students to move from knowing to acting, and builds on the work from their spring 2019 climate change symposium.

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Extinction Rebellion General Meeting

September 18, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
2506 Sutherland, 2506 Sutherland
Houston, 77023
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This is the bi-weekly meeting to exchange information, coordinate across the working groups, and GROW Extinction Rebellion Houston.  Please join us!

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US Climate Strikes | September 20, 2019

September 20, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Houston City Hall, 901 Bagby Street
Houston, 77002
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The Houston Climate Strike will be the biggest climate strike in Houston history. As the energy capital world, Houston is in a position to push the global community toward green energy. This transition will include access to training, unionized jobs, and support for those impacted by the switch in industry. We invite you to come stand with us and continue to the fight for a better future! If you are planning on joining us please remember to carpool, walk, or take public transportation if you are able to!

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Paris to Pittsburgh Documentary Screening

September 22, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
Grace United Church of Christ, 8515 Brookwulf
Houston, 77072
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Free

Paris to Pittsburgh brings to life the impassioned efforts of individuals who are battling the most severe threats of climate change in their own backyards.

Set against the national debate over the United States' energy future - and the Trump administration's explosive decision to exit the Paris Climate Agreement - the film captures what's at stake for communities around the country and the inspiring ways Americans are responding.

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Houston’s Air Quality Challenges & What You Can Do

September 29, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Online
Free
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In September, Bakeyah Nelson, Executive Director of Air Alliance Houston, will discuss air quality issues in Houston & how you can take action.  Air Alliance Houston believes that everyone has a right to breathe clean air. They conduct applied research, provide education, and engage in advocacy to accomplish their mission. Learn how, by working together, we can deliver cleaner air for a healthier future!

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October 2019

Eco-Challenge

October 2, 2019 - October 23, 2019
Online
Free

The Interfaith Environmental Network of Houston invites Houstonians of all faiths to join their team for this year’s Eco-Challenge. This online event offers you the opportunity to care for the earth by taking on a challenge in: waste, food, health, transportation, energy, community, nature, water, simplicity, or a custom challenge of your own. Create a new environmental stewardship habit over the course of the 3 weeks of the challenge!!

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The Ecological Crisis & The Response of Faith

October 6, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
1st Unitarian Universalist Church & online, 5200 Fannin St.
Houston, 77004
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Free

The Interfaith Environmental Network of Houston invites people of all faiths to learn about our present ecological crisis and consider how our faiths can enable us to respond. What is our present ecological crisis? What specific issues are central? Using the United Nations’ Global Environmental Outlook, issued earlier this year, the speaker will address these questions. All attendees, of all faiths, will then engage in facilitated discussions of how our faiths both inform and enable our response to this crisis, through both personal and collective action and advocacy.

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The Earth Charter & Lutheran Social Statements

October 27, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Live Oak Friends Meeting House & online, 1320 W 26th St
Houston, 77008
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Join Lisa Brenskelle, head of the Lutherans Restoring Creation Team for the Texas Louisiana Gulf Coast Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), for a talk on the Earth Charter.  The ELCA voted to endorse the Earth Charter at its national assembly in August. The Earth Charter, while a completely secular document, is an ethical framework for building a just, sustainable, and peaceful society. As such, it’s precepts have much in common with Christian social teaching, and indeed, with the social teaching of many faiths. This first half of this talk will cover the Earth Charter, its origins & principles, as well as materials available from the Earth Charter Initiative. The second half of the talk will explain the relationship between Earth Charter principles & Christian social teaching, using the social statements of the ELCA as a basis

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November 2019

Free Community Bike Safety Course

November 3, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Christ the King Evangelical Lutheran Church, 2353 Rice Blvd.
Houston, 77005
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Free

Nervous about biking in Houston? You are invited to a free Community Bike Safety Course where you’ll gain the confidence to cycle safely around town! This is the only free bike safety course in Houston taught by certified instructors & open to all ages. The course begins with 90 minutes of classroom instruction at Christ the King Evangelical Lutheran Church. 90 minutes of drills in the Rice University parking lot follow the classroom instruction, and then we’ll take a leisurely 1 hour ride around the neighborhood to practice our skills on the road. Instruction is provided by certified instructors from Bike Houston.

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