Climate Change

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.

The Ecological Crisis & The Response of Faith

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.

Eco-Challenge

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!!

Bill McKibben Q&A with Mayor Turner

Bill McKibben is the world’s most famous environmentalist and leader of the climate movement. Mayor Turner is joining McKibben for a Q&A on Houston’s Climate Action Plan.

2019 World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation

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.

Extinction Rebellion Houston – organizing meeting

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 Our organizing meeting will be the Wednesday after Labor Day, from 6:30-8 pm at 2506 Sutherland, the AFL-CIO Hall

Climate Movie Evening: Paris to Pittsburgh

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.