Climate Witness Project Hits 70!

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Have you heard about the CRC Climate Witness Project? The Climate Witness Project (CWP) is designed to walk with congregations as they learn about the realities of climate change, as they seek to be better stewards of the resources they have been given, and as they find their voice to speak to their public officials about common sense climate policy that will benefit the earth, people around the world who are poor and vulnerable, and future generations.

The Climate Witness Project has been gaining steam over the past couple months! The goal was to reach 70 teams by the end of June, and that goal was reached thanks to the involvement and support of CRC members across the United States and Canada. The project now has teams in 71 churches and more than 450 partners across those churches! Check out some of the project's highlights from the past year: 

  • 55 legislative meetings were held with representatives.
  • 25 partners and organizers marched alongside thousands at the People’s Climate March in Washington, D.C. and advocated on Capitol Hill.
  • 50+ screenings of Climate Conversation: Kenya were held in churches across the U.S. and Canada.
  • 3 churches achieved ENERGY STAR certification and many other churches are working hard to make their buildings more energy efficient.
  • 400 seats were filled at the Before the Flood screening at Wealthy Theatre.

Our CWP partners are rising to the challenge of de-politicizing climate change and bringing the conversation back to the biblical calls to love our neighbor and to be good stewards of creation. Will you join them?

If you or others in your church are interested in getting involved in the Climate Witness Project, sign up to be a partner here. As a partner, you:

  1. Endorse the 2012 CRC Synod’s Creation Stewardship Task Forces Report. (Full text of the report; 3-page summary)

  2. Agree to receive electronic communications from the Climate Witness Project, including newsletters, action alerts, updates on what CWP congregations are doing, and more.

  3. Intend to do something to address climate change. We don’t presume to tell you what you need to do. Instead, we're creating a network of congregations and individual Christians who share ideas and experiences around: 1) Energy Stewardship, 2) Worship, 3) Education, and 4) Advocacy.

For more information about the project, visit crcna.org/cwp or 'like' the CWP Facebook page for updates.

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This article is under the social justice category and I am wondering if there is any thoughts on the economic results of some of the  climate legislation that is being promoted, much of it would increase the cost of housing ,transportation and food. There are many in our society living on very tight budgets and could not incur these extra expenses. I would like to see this side of the social justice aspect included  with the stewardship side and how they both could be addressed.. We have to be concerned about the working poor and those on fixed incomes as well.

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