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Emory Student Launches Lenten Carbon Fast

Looking for a meaningful way to participate in Lent? Participate in our Lenten Carbon Fast. The fast will be distributed via weekly emails and will encourage people to think spiritually, intellectually, and physically about ways to care for the earth and live sustainably. Each weekly email will highlight one aspect of environmental sustainability to focus on and will include scripture readings, a devotional, suggestions for practical action steps to take to reduce your environmental impact, and an optional community event at Candler School of Theology. This fast is designed to allow you to customize your experience, so no need to abandon your car or stop heating your home. Learn some fast, easy, and inexpensive ways to reduce your personal environmental footprint. To participate in this fast, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">'+addy_text62218+'<\/a>'; //--> . We hope you will join us!

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U.S. Jesuits, Red Cloud Indian School and St. Francis Mission Call Dakota Access Pipeline Decision “Morally Unacceptable”

The Jesuits of the U.S., together with the Red Cloud Indian School on the Pine Ridge Reservation and St. Francis Mission on the Rosebud Reservation, are deeply concerned by the recent decision of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers concerning the Dakota Access Pipeline. The decision to issue an easement allowing the pipeline to cross under the Missouri River north of the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation is a direct response to President Trump’s January 24 Presidential Memorandum urging the Army Corps to expedite the review and approval process.

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16 Congregations Receive GIPL Matching Grants

First UMC Lawrenceville Grant Award PictureGIPL is excited to announce the 16 congregational recipients of our Power Wise Energy Efficiency Matching Grants. This grant cycle was one of our most competitive, with 21 applications received and over $140,000 in requests! The $55,000 in matching grants will go towards projects across Georgia aimed at reducing energy bills and carbon emissions. More than 50% will fund LED lighting upgrades, and almost 25% will fund installing attic insulation. Look for future blog posts highlighting each faith community!

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US $500 Million Investment in Green Climate Fund Applauded by Religious Communities

The State Department announced the second U.S. contribution of $500 million to the Green Climate Fund, an international multilateral fund that supports low-emission and resilient development in countries that are the most vulnerable to the unavoidable impacts of climate change. The Green Climate Fund was established to help countries that are least responsible for causing climate change, and least economically able to cope with it. The Green Climate Fund is accountable to a board with representatives from the U.S. government, and other donor and recipient governments. It includes high levels of transparency and accountability in its structure and governing principles to prevent corruption.

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