Environmental

Actions Faith Communities Can Take to Reduce Pollution & Pollution-Related Health Effects

Actions Faith Communities Can Take to Reduce Pollution & Pollution-Related Health Effects Sunday, April 11, 2 p.m., online Concerned about pollution, and its impact on health? Loren Hopkins, Chief Environmental Science Officer for the City of Houston’s Health Department, will discuss current Houston Health Department programming and policies directed toward reducing pollution and pollution-related health effects.  …

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A Healthy Planet is a Prerequisite for Healthy People

Join Hyun-Min Hwang, Associate Professor in the Department of Environmental & Interdisciplinary Sciences at Texas Southern University, as he discusses the links between people’s health, and the health of our planet. Our planet consists of four major components: lithosphere (land), hydrosphere (water), biosphere (living things), and atmosphere (air). A healthy planet is a prerequisite for …

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Ending Nuclear Weapons Before They End Us: Opportunities Under the Biden Administration to Take Action

Please join us on March 4, 2021 for a virtual policy briefing and workshop series to call on the Biden administration to prioritize the complete elimination of nuclear weapons. The event is convened by Back from the Brink (BftB) and the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) with support from many partner organizations. The virtual event will feature an …

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Externalities in Action: Air Pollution, Public Health, and Environmental Justice in Houston

Join Paige Powell, Development Director at Air Alliance Houston, as she discusses the impacts of air pollution on physical health, quality of life, and economic prosperity. In her talk, Paige will consider: What is the “right” amount of air pollution for a healthy and prosperous society? What are the true costs of doing business measured …

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Beach Clean-Up

Calling people of all faiths, or no faith at all, to care for our shared environment!  We will remove trash polluting a shoreline along Galveston Bay in Kemah, helping to protect and restore the beautiful bay ecosystem. This ev

Being Healthy in a Toxifying World

Christ the King Evangelical Lutheran Church in Houston invites you to a monthly environmental education web meeting series whose theme in 2021 is Healthy Planet = Healthy People = Healthy Economy.

Jubilee for the Earth

Join with Christians of all traditions in a Jubilee for the Earth, an observance of the 2020 World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation. This ecumenical service, hosted by Christ the King Evangelical Lutheran Church in Houston, will be a time to pray, to praise, to profess our faith, to confess, and to leave empowered to lead transformed lives.

Plastic Free Ecochallenge!

Plastic pollution is a major environmental issue.  The Interfaith Environmental Network of Houston invites Houstonians of all faiths to join their team for the Plastic Free EcoChallenge and make an impact on plastic pollution with personal lifestyle changes.

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”.