The 2020 theme of Faith Climate Action Week, “Love Made Visible” encouraged congregations to plan acts of Sacred Activism to protect the people we love and care about who are most affected by climate change. The kit includes a Sacred Activism Guide on how and why people of faith an conscience engage in advocacy including several suggested challenges, a Sacred Activism art guide, “For Love of Trees” a special interfaith tree planting blessing and ceremony, Faith Climate Voter Pledge cards to collect pledges from your congregation to vote with the climate in mind and stickers for those who pledge, and more!
In light of the spread of COVID-19 some planned events were switched to virtual events.
Faith Climate Voter Pledge campaign – Invite your congregants to sign the online pledge to vote with the climate in mind. Download the postcard from the kit, take a photo of yourself with it, and post to social media with the hastag #FaithClimateVoter and tag @interfaithpowerandlight and invite others to sign. Link to the online pledge. IPL is collecting pledges all year leading up to election day in November.
Join the National Earth Day Climate Prayer – Invite members of your congregation to download the prayer to recite at 12noon local time on Earth Day. Click and pray along with Rev. Hendershot, IPL President and other religious leaders with their videos on IPL’s FB page. Share IPL’s FB post about the prayer to your FB page.
Plant trees in the Global South to celebrate Earth Day through IPL’s Carbon Covenant program. $5 plants a tree that will live to maturity and sequester one ton of carbon pollution. Consider a monthly donation to offset your emissions.
This must-have kit accompanies Interfaith Power & Light’s Faith Climate Action Week around Earth Day. It includes everything needed to run a successful climate activity with your faith community. The kit is “evergreen” and can be used any time during the year.
- Organizer’s instructions
- Sacred Activism Guide
- Sacred Activism Art Guide
- Faith Climate Voter Pledge cards (100)
- Faith Climate Voter Pledge stickers to give to those who pledge (48)
- “For Love of Trees” tree planting ceremony and blessing activity
- Links to the nationwide climate prayer, with more online prayers and blessings
- IPL global warming fact sheet
- Sign up sheet for IPL newsletter
There are a few pre-printed kits still available for $24. The pre-printed postcards alone are worth the price!