Education/Lifestyle Working Group of Faith Communities Go Green Invites you to sign-up for the
Plastic Free Eco-Challenge

Join the movement to refuse single-use plastics (SUPs).  Plastic Free Ecochallenge is a month-long effort for all of us to shift away from our single-use plastic dependency, and to care for our ecosystems.  The solution to the planet’s biggest challenges lies in the power of collective action.  By taking action in our own lives and inspiring the people around us, each of us contributes to a world of impact.

Please join our team “Cincinnati Area Faith Communities Go Green” to participate in a global Plastic Free Ecochallenge this July.

It’s free! Sign up to be a part of our team!

Learn more about this EcoChallenge at https://plasticfree.ecochallenge.org/

Questions/Concerns? Contact: Becca Desai at bfdesai@aol.com

Join us for a Book Club
Offered by Faith Communities Go Green’s
Education/Lifestyles Working Group

Discussion facilitated by Janet Steele
Friday, June 30th, 2022
7:00pm to 8:00pm

In person at
North Central Library,
Meeting Room
11109 Hamilton Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45231

Book: Sacred Earth, Sacred Soul by John Philip Newell

Sacred Earth, Sacred Soul: Celtic Wisdom for Reawakening to What Our Souls Know and Healing the World by John Philip Newell.

A leading spiritual teacher reveals how Celtic spirituality—listening to the sacred around us and inside of us—can help us heal the earth, overcome our conflicts, and reconnect with ourselves.

Register Here

Each year, the Midwest Regional Sustainability Summit brings together hundreds of passionate leaders to share inspiring solution-oriented ideas that propel us toward a healthier, more resilient future. We are thrilled to announce that in 2022 the Summit will return to Xavier University’s Cintas Center as an in-person, hybrid event on Thursday, June 16th. This year’s event is co-sponsored by The Brueggeman Center for Dialogue.

Our 2022 theme will explore Emergent Strategies for an Equitable, Climate Prepared Region. We are now accepting proposals for panel discussions, interactive workshops, and short talks, as well as field trips and community events for the day after the conference. Check out our sponsor and exhibitor opportunities. Award nominations are also now open for individuals and organizations that have made outstanding strides in impact, innovation and leadership. Learn more!

Presenter: Maureen Wild, SC (Gabriola Island, Canada)

Webinars are free, but registration is required. For more information and to register go to: www.scearthconnection.org.

Faith Communities Go Green’s Education and Lifestyle working group invites you to a webinar on:

Sacred Grounds
Stories and best practices for sustainably stewarding the grounds of faith communities

Presented by: 

Susan Fox is a registered landscape architect and horticulturalist, having worked for 30 years mostly in residential landscape design and construction.  She has a passion for ecology, native plants, and how ordinary people can arrange their environments to be nourishing to both people and the natural world.
Lyric Morris-Latchaw  is a multidisciplinary urban farmer and visual artist whose work focuses on creating meaningful, equitable relationships between neighbors, land, and creatures. She currently tends the Church of the Advent’s Good News Garden, a community pantry garden in Walnut Hills, and grows grows food for a sliding scale payment community-driven CSA (Community Supported Agriculture). She previously farmed for and collectively ran the pay-as-you-can pizza restaurant Moriah Pie; she is co-author of The Moriah Pie Cookbook: Recipes and Stories. She was co-founder of the Hughes McMillan Street Community Garden, and helped establish Wave Pool Gallery’s Community Garden and Grassroom.
The Rev. Canon Jason Oden is the diocesan Canon of Formation for the Episcopal Diocese of Southern Ohio. He is also the parish pastor for the Church of the Advent in Walnut Hills.

This is a virtual event. Please register to receive the zoom link.

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 the team, go to FCGG.org

Presenter: Maureen Wild, SC (Gabriola Island, Canada)

Webinars are free, but registration is required. For more information and to register go to: www.scearthconnection.org.

Presenter: Imogene Drummond, international artist, and filmmaker (New York)

In these presentations, Imogene Drummond will share how her growing awareness of our integral connection with the Universe influenced the development of her art in diverse media, including film, video installation, and an educational program that combines Self-worth, Creativity, and the Cosmos.

Imogene Drummond, M.F.A., M.S.W., A.C.S.W., is an internationally collected painter, award-winning filmmaker, artist/educator, and former psychotherapist. Her experience, talent, and vision converge in Art Sparks. Her article “Options for the Future”; is the closing piece in the thought-provoking anthology The Rule of Mars (KIT, 2006) which was endorsed by Pulitzer Prize-winning scientist and author Jared Diamond. Due to her painting expeditions around the world, Drummond was invited to join the Society of Woman Geographers whose membership includes explorers of ideas as well as geography, among them Eleanor Roosevelt, Amelia Earhart, and Jane Goodall.

Presenter: Imogene Drummond, international artist, and filmmaker (New York)

In these presentations, Imogene Drummond will share how her growing awareness of our integral connection with the Universe influenced the development of her art in diverse media, including film, video installation, and an educational program that combines Self-worth, Creativity, and the Cosmos.

Imogene Drummond, M.F.A., M.S.W., A.C.S.W., is an internationally collected painter, award-winning filmmaker, artist/educator, and former psychotherapist. Her experience, talent, and vision converge in Art Sparks. Her article “Options for the Future”; is the closing piece in the thought-provoking anthology The Rule of Mars (KIT, 2006) which was endorsed by Pulitzer Prize-winning scientist and author Jared Diamond. Due to her painting expeditions around the world, Drummond was invited to join the Society of Woman Geographers whose membership includes explorers of ideas as well as geography, among them Eleanor Roosevelt, Amelia Earhart, and Jane Goodall.

In honor of Earth Day 2022, Tricycle is bringing together leading Buddhist teachers, writers, and environmentalists for a donation-based weeklong virtual event series exploring what the dharma has to offer in a time of environmental crisis. This week’s events will explore three dimensions of the ecological crisis: the spiritual and psychological roots of the crisis, dealing with the difficult emotions that arise, and taking meaningful action.

Event replays will be made available to all registrants after the end of the summit.

This is a donation-based event. The suggested donation is $30.

Visit the event website to register.

Putting the SDGs into action:
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations are a commitment to achieving sustainable development across three dimensions – environmental, social, and economic in an inclusive and integrated way.

Please join the “Cincinnati Area Faith Communities Go Green” team to participate in a global Ecochallenge and put these SDGs into action.

It’s free! It’s fun!

To be a part of the team REGISTER HERE!

Learn more about the United Nations SDGs at
https://sdgs.un.org/

Learn more about this EcoChallenge at https://earthmonth.ecochallenge.org/

Questions/Concerns?
Contact: Becca Desai at bfdesai@aol.com