|Dec 1||Michaela,Doug, Katie||Shifting Climates #1|
|Dec 8||Michaela||Shifting Climates #2|
|Dec 15||Jared||Current state of climate science||Meet at Science on a sphere, at JMU’s Memorial Hall. (Directions here)|
|Dec 22||No SS|
|Dec 29||No SS|
|Jan 5||Doug GN||Climate anxiety; hope and despair||Katherine Hayhoe “A Climate of Hope”; Watch minutes 17:30 to 47:30 of the video (although the long follow-up is good also).|
This is a recorded talk that is not just about climate anxiety, but is an important frame to think about it. And if you haven’t heard Hayhoe, you need to – she’s a “rock star” climate scientist and climate communicator (see her PBS “Global Weirding” series), and also a Christian at the forefront of engaging faith communities.
Another good resource is work by Renee Lertzman, who has written about “environmental melancholia”. She has a number of talks and article posted on her website. Her interview on the podcast “No place like home” is also interesting.
|Jan 12||Doug Kaufman||Reflections on engaging Mennonite congregations on climate change||Doug runs the “Who cares about climate change?” pastoral retreats for Mennonite (and other) pastors|
|Jan 19||Everett Brubaker||Conservative Mennonite Churches and climate change|
|Jan 26|| |
|Katie is working as a CSCS Climate Futures Fellow on a year-long project developing a set of strategic plans for different churches. You can read about her work here.|
|Feb 2|| |
Anabaptist Environmental Ethics
|Peter has an upcoming article in the Mennonite Quarterly Review reviewing Anabaptist approaches to environmental ethics.|
|Feb 9||Doug||Climate actions||What is your carbon footprint, and what can you do about it? We’ll spend this session talking about specific actions and approaches to reduce our carbon footprint.|
|Feb 16||Katie|| |
|MYF will help us to think about the youth perspective on the climate crisis.|
|Feb 23||Michaela||Shifting Climates – Climate Justice|
Carbon Tax calculator – use this tool to calculate your ‘carbon tax’ (an attempt to get towards a true cost of our activities). Paying this carbon tax to CMC goes towards mitigation projects like the planned solar array.
COP25 – Christian Climate Observer’s Program, daily news updates and prayer items from the conference.