Join the FCGG Book Club, offered by Faith Communities Go Green’s Education & Lifestyle Working Group.

Discussion facilitated by Janet Steele

Thursday, October 27, 2022, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM via zoom

Registration coming soon

The photo of the book and write up is on our website here (third book down)  – https://fcgg.org/ecobooks/

Saving Us: A Climate Scientist’s Case for Hope and Healing in a Divided World by Katharine Hayhoe

Called “one of the nation’s most effective communicators on climate change” by The New York Times, Katharine Hayhoe knows how to navigate all sides of the conversation on our changing planet. A Canadian climate scientist living in Texas, she negotiates distrust of data, indifference to imminent threats, and resistance to proposed solutions with ease. Over the past fifteen years, Hayhoe has found that the most important thing we can do to address climate change is talk about it—and she wants to teach you how.

In Saving Us, Hayhoe argues that facts are only one part of the equation when it comes to changing hearts and minds. We need to find shared values to connect our unique identities to collective action. This is not another doomsday narrative about a planet on fire. It is a multilayered look at science, faith, and human psychology, from an icon in her field—recently named chief scientist at The Nature Conservancy.

Drawing on interdisciplinary research and personal stories, Hayhoe shows that small conversations can have astonishing results. Saving Us leaves us with the tools to open a dialogue with your loved ones about how we all can play a role in pushing forward for change.

Click HERE to register.

Join the FCGG Book Club, offered by Faith Communities Go Green’s Education & Lifestyle Working Group.

Discussion facilitated by Janet Steele

Thursday, October 27, 2022, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM via zoom

Registration coming soon

The photo of the book and write up is on our website here (third book down)  – https://fcgg.org/ecobooks/

Saving Us: A Climate Scientist’s Case for Hope and Healing in a Divided World by Katharine Hayhoe

 Called “one of the nation’s most effective communicators on climate change” by The New York Times, Katharine Hayhoe knows how to navigate all sides of the conversation on our changing planet. A Canadian climate scientist living in Texas, she negotiates distrust of data, indifference to imminent threats, and resistance to proposed solutions with ease. Over the past fifteen years, Hayhoe has found that the most important thing we can do to address climate change is talk about it—and she wants to teach you how.

In Saving Us, Hayhoe argues that facts are only one part of the equation when it comes to changing hearts and minds. We need to find shared values to connect our unique identities to collective action. This is not another doomsday narrative about a planet on fire. It is a multilayered look at science, faith, and human psychology, from an icon in her field—recently named chief scientist at The Nature Conservancy.

Drawing on interdisciplinary research and personal stories, Hayhoe shows that small conversations can have astonishing results. Saving Us leaves us with the tools to open a dialogue with your loved ones about how we all can play a role in pushing forward for change.

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Faith Communities Go Green partners with religious communities to create a more sustainable and equitable future for all by mobilizing their moral voice to reduce the risk of catastrophic climate change.

To learn more and join Faith Communities Go Green, a Green Umbrella & EquaSion Collaboration, go to FCGG.org

 

On behalf of the City of Cincinnati and the Green Cincinnati Plan Steering Committee, I’d like to invite you to join in upcoming community conversations. Our focus will be on Food and food access as we work together to develop the 2023 Green Cincinnati Plan (GCP), our City’s new sustainability roadmap.

During these interactive discussions, we will be prioritizing and revising GCP Food recommendations submitted during the public engagement process. Our work will be to provide solid goals, strategies, and actions to guide food-related sustainability efforts throughout the City in the coming years. Please save the dates below.  Next week we will send out an agenda and information for you to review prior to Meeting #1.

  • Meeting #1: Thursday, September 1, 2022  from 6:00 – 8:00 PM at the Civic Garden Center, 2715 Reading Road, Cincinnati  45206

  • Meeting #2: Thursday, October 13, 2022  from 6:00 – 8:00 PM at the Civic Garden Center, 2715 Reading Road, Cincinnati  45206

Please join us and share this email with your networks. Visit the Green Cincinnati Plan website often to stay up-to-date on other opportunities to engage and to follow the GCP’s progress.

Solid Waste Manager for Hamilton County R3Source and the chair of the Zero Waste Subcommittee for the Green Cincinnati Plan (GCP), Michelle Balz, is hosting a series of community meetings about the GCP. If you would like to share your input with the new updated GCP, they have two meetings coming up to specifically talk about the Zero Waste section of the GCP:

  • #1: Wednesday, September 7, 2022, 6:00 – 7:30 PM, Price Hill Library (970 Purcell Avenue, Cincinnati 45205)
  • #2: Wednesday, October 12, 2022, 6:00 – 7:30 PM, location to be determined

Please join them and share your ideas on how Cincinnati can divert more waste from the landfill and advance sustainability, equity, and resilience in our city. Visit the Green Cincinnati Plan website for more information and to see the details of other focus area meetings.

Faith Communities Go Green (FCGG) is inviting representatives of all faiths to provide input for the 2023 Green Cincinnati Plan. Members of faith communities bring unique perspectives on integrating moral issues of equity, environmental justice, and sustainability.

Oliver Kroner, Interim Director of the Office of Environment & Sustainability

FCGG is honored to partner with Oliver Kroner, Cincinnati’s Interim Director of the Office of Environment & Sustainability and leader of the 2023 Green Cincinnati Plan, to guide us in a brainstorming session to hear what you have to say.

The Green Cincinnati Plan (GCP) has helped establish Cincinnati as a national leader in sustainability and an attractive destination for businesses and individuals.

When: Wednesday, September 28th, 12 noon to 1:30 Kosher lunch from Marx Bagels available

Where: 250 William Howard Taft building, First floor conference room

Plenty of free parking in front and rear of building.

                          REGISTER  IN ADVANCE  

Space is limited and will be on first come basis

Updated in 2018, the Green Cincinnati Plan (GCP) presents a comprehensive set of recommendations to advance the sustainability, equity, and resilience of our city. Over the coming year, a new 2023 GCP will be developed with input from many stakeholders and community members. That process is guided by a Steering Committee, comprised of government, corporate, academic, non-profit, faith, and community organizations appointed by the Mayor.  More information can be found here.

Your participation is vital for bringing the perspectives from your faith community.

William Howard Taft Building

The 250 William Howard Taft building is located between Highland Ave and Bellevue Ave. There is plenty of free parking in front and rear of the building.  The conference room is located on the first floor, to the right, as you enter the main entrance. Space is limited and will be based on first come registrations. Register no later than Sept 23rd for lunch orders.

Faith Communities Go Green partners with religious communities to create a more sustainable and equitable future for all by mobilizing their moral voice to reduce the risk of catastrophic climate change.

To learn more and join Faith Communities Go Green,
a Green Umbrella & EquaSion Collaboration,
go to
 FCGG.org

Solid Waste Manager for Hamilton County R3Source and the chair of the Zero Waste Subcommittee for the Green Cincinnati Plan (GCP), Michelle Balz, is hosting a series of community meetings about the GCP. If you would like to share your input with the new updated GCP, they have two meetings coming up to specifically talk about the Zero Waste section of the GCP:

  • #1: Wednesday, September 7, 2022, 6:00 – 7:30 PM, Price Hill Library (970 Purcell Avenue, Cincinnati 45205)
  • #2: Wednesday, October 12, 2022, 6:00 – 7:30 PM, location to be determined

Please join them and share your ideas on how Cincinnati can divert more waste from the landfill and advance sustainability, equity, and resilience in our city. Visit the Green Cincinnati Plan website for more information and to see the details of other focus area meetings.

On behalf of the City of Cincinnati and the Green Cincinnati Plan Steering Committee, I’d like to invite you to join in upcoming community conversations. Our focus will be on Food and food access as we work together to develop the 2023 Green Cincinnati Plan (GCP), our City’s new sustainability roadmap.

During these interactive discussions, we will be prioritizing and revising GCP Food recommendations submitted during the public engagement process. Our work will be to provide solid goals, strategies, and actions to guide food-related sustainability efforts throughout the City in the coming years. Please save the dates below.  Next week we will send out an agenda and information for you to review prior to Meeting #1.

  • Meeting #1: Thursday, September 1, 2022  from 6:00 – 8:00 PM at the Civic Garden Center, 2715 Reading Road, Cincinnati  45206

  • Meeting #2: Thursday, October 13, 2022  from 6:00 – 8:00 PM at the Civic Garden Center, 2715 Reading Road, Cincinnati  45206

Please join us and share this email with your networks. Visit the Green Cincinnati Plan website often to stay up-to-date on other opportunities to engage and to follow the GCP’s progress.

Having a Green Team in a house of worship enables congregational lay members to influence attitudes and daily behaviors to take better care of our planet for future generations. Panel members representing different faith communities will share their expertise on how to form a Green Team in your congregation to unite members to work together for a sustainable environment for all.

Register Here for How to Start a Green Team in Your Congregation.

This presentation, based on the book, Faith for Earth, A Call for Action, by the United Nations Environment Programme and World Parliament of Religions, describes the essential, unshakeable reverence that all religions have for creation and nature. Be inspired to become part of the flourishing global interfaith movement that is increasingly bringing people together to protect and sustain life on Earth.

Register Here for Faith for Earth, A Call for Action.

On Thursday, June 30th join an interactive discussion hosted by the Buddhist-Catholic Dialogue on Climate Change. What aspects of these traditions contribute to factors that imperil life on the planet? Just as important, how might these traditions enable us to realize our highest human potential, the deep expression of compassion and love for each other, especially the most vulnerable among us — human and non-human — who bear the brunt of the suffering?