Climate Change

The Houston Climate Action Plan & Faith Communities

Join Lara Cottingham, Chief Sustainability Officer for the City of Houston, to learn about the Houston Climate Action Plan (CAP) and how faith communities, houses of worship & their members, can get involved.

Living the Change Weekly Discussion Group

This 12-week program focuses on making personal lifestyle changes in three areas: transportation; energy; and food. The Interfaith Environmental Network of Houston invites you to join us on this journey, via a weekly online discussion group.

Houston’s Green Building Resource Center

lzer, Program Director for Houston’s Green Building Resource Center.  Steve is an architect with 30 years’ experience who is focused on making Houston a greener place to live and work.  He will discuss the center’s work to educate the public on healthy and energy, water, and material-conserving design & construction.

Interfaith Justice Advocacy Workshop

Calling people of all faiths to learn to more effectively raise your voice for the voiceless!  Experts from Texas Impact, an Austin-based interfaith justice advocacy organization, will educate on how to do it right, and will provide information on their top justice advocacy priorities for 2020:  Climate Justice, Health Justice, and Migration Justice, so that you can knowledgeably engage your legislators on these critical justice issues as a person of faith.  You’ll also learn about Texas Impact’s Legislative Engagement Groups, where you can advocate with others, so you don’t have to “go it alone”.

Heading for Extinction and What to Do About It

“Heading for Extinction–and what to do about it” is the classic Extinction Rebellion presentation known as “the talk”, given with a Houston twist. Please join us to learn the scope and scale of our current predicament, why current approaches are flawed, and how you can make a difference.

Escalting Resistance: Mass Rebellion Training

Extinction Rebellion Houston is hosting a nonviolence workshop with longtime nonviolence trainer and activist Lisa Fithian.

Lisa will be offering a three hour training to hone our strategies and tactics to impact power holders and create social disruption at increasingly larger scales. This organizing requires attention to how we build collective power that heals and liberates us from our socialization in the dominant culture of superiority – white, male, rich and Christian.

A Conversation on Living the Change

The Interfaith Environmental Network of Houston invites you to a conversation on Living the Change. Living the Change is an international interfaith initiative to address climate change.  This event demonstrates how to hold a Living the Change event/discussion in your home/house of worship, by doing so in an interfaith setting.   Please join us!  You’ll not only learn how you can address climate change, but how to hold an event to influence others to do so.

TAKE A “TOXIC TOUR” OF HOUSTON WITH ROTHKO CHAPEL AND TEXAS ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE ADVOCACY SERVICES

Rothko Chapel in collaboration with Texas Environmental Justice Advocacy Services (t.e.j.a.s.) will host a bus tour of toxic sites in and around the greater Houston community on Saturday, February 8, 2020 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  The tour will be led by Juan Parras and Yvette Arellano of t.e.j.a.s. and will explore the East End of Houston, a neighborhood which borders Houston’s Ship Channel and is comprised of mostly Latino residents.  This frontline community is situated next to some of the largest refineries and chemical plants in the city.  Air pollution from nearby plastics-producing plants floats over schools, offices, and, homes.  The goal of the tour is to show participants the structural reality of these massive industrial complexes and to offer a first-hand understanding of environmental justice issues the community faces.

Heading for Extinction–and what to do about it

“Heading for Extinction–and what to do about it” is the classic Extinction Rebellion presentation known as “the talk”, given with a Houston twist. Please join us to learn the scope and scale of our current predicament, why current approaches are flawed, and how you can make a difference.

Please join us, bring a friend or two, and make it a lively Q&A after the presentation

The Fierce Urgency of Now! speaker series

The Interfaith Environmental Network of Houston, in conjunction with the First Unitarian Universalist Church, invites you to The Fierce Urgency of Now! speaker series: An interfaith response to the climate crisis.