Earth Day Anyway


"Earth Day Anyway" - is a resource of activities individuals and families can take on your own to go outside to celebrate Earth Day's 50th Anniversary and to live a more sustainable life. Initially, this was planned as a large event to be held at a park in Baltimore County. COVID-19 has forced us all to re-group to find opportunities for you and other like-minded folks to appreciate, advocate and engage on behalf of Creation. 

CLICK HERE for a faithful guide to 30 Days of spiritual reflection and action suggestions from Interfaith Partners for the Chesapeake.  You can print it out and post it on your refrigerator, by your computer or on your desk. So, even if you can not gather at your place of worship you can still wonder outside and take in all that is wondrous in our world.

Then check the Baltimore Earth Day 2020  site for a growing list of ideas from IPC and other sponsoring organizations for ideas on other activities you can due throughout April while following COVID-19 guidelines.

Additional resources for the first Digital Earth Day can also be found at EarthDay.org.

  • Thursday, September 10, 2020 at 07:00 PM · 3 rsvps
    Webinar

    Watershed Eyes - Doing Unto Those Downstream in a Shared Watershed

    Developing Watershed Eyes - Doing Unto Those Downstream in a Watershed

    Learn about our common watershed - the Chesapeake Bay -
    and how our actions can care for the health of the waters and our communities. Please RSVP below for this Learning Lab focused on living in a shared watershed. 

    Care for the local waters is a way of caring for our neighbors. As poet-farmer expressed this "watershed golden rule" -
    Do unto those downstream as you would have those upstream do unto you.

    We'll hear from Green Leaders of two congregations who have taken action to care for their local waters. 

    Then we'll offer time for the Solution Circle, a time for you to share. Please bring your questions, ideas, challenges and successes!

    These webinars are designed to supplement the in-person Faithful Green Leaders Training, but everyone is welcome to participate.

  • Thursday, October 01, 2020 at 07:00 PM
    Webinar

    Conflict Resolution & Navigating Group Dynamics

    Team-work: Resolving Conflict

    Is your team struggling with internal issues and miscommunication? Needing some ways to collaborate rather than compete with one another?

    We'll hear from a guest speaker Michele Ennis, founder of Tri-Community Mediation, who will share her expertise in conflict resolution, mediation and collaborative dialogue.

    Then we'll offer time for the Solution Circle, a time for you to share. Please bring your questions, ideas, challenges and successes!

    These webinars are designed to supplement the in-person Faithful Green Leaders Training, but everyone is welcome to participate.

  • Thursday, November 05, 2020 at 07:00 PM
    Webinar

    To Tend & to Keep: How to Maintain and Sustain Your Project

    How to Maintain & Sustain Your Project

    How do you keep your in-the-ground project alive and functioning?

    How do you develop a maintenance plan?
    What are the necessary tasks for different types of projects?

    What strategies are effective for recruiting and scheduling volunteers to do the maintenance? 

    We'll hear from a guest speakers Jesse Hillman of Blue Water Baltimore and Ted Wolfe from the READY project of Howard County, who will share their expertise in how to keep projects vibrant and effectively healing the local waters. 

    We'll hear from some congregations about how they are implementing their maintenance plans.

    Then we'll offer time for the Solution Circle, a time for you to share. Please bring your questions, ideas, challenges and successes!

    These webinars are designed to supplement the in-person Faithful Green Leaders Training, but everyone is welcome to participate.

  • Thursday, December 03, 2020 at 07:00 PM
    Webinar

    Communicate with a Splash

    How to Communicate with a Splash

    How do you deliver your message to motivate people to participate in your activities and events?  What tools and strategies are effective? 

    We'll hear from a guest speakers Jeanne McCann, IPC Board member, formerly with the Hatcher Group and Drew Robinson, Senior Communications Manager, National Wildlife Federation, who will share their expertise in how to communicate your message effectively.

    We'll hear from some congregations about how they are implementing their communications strategies.

    Then we'll offer time for the Solution Circle, a time for you to share. Please bring your questions, ideas, challenges and successes!

    These webinars are designed to supplement the in-person Faithful Green Leaders Training, but everyone is welcome to participate.

Stay Connected

 

Living Questions: Faith-Inspired Environmentalism. Listen HERE as IPC's Executive Director Jodi Rose joins Rabbi Nina Beth Cardin and Emmalee June Aman on WYPR to discuss the role faith plays in motivating environmental activists.

Check it out! Jodi appeared on The Green & Sexy Radio Show with Leonard Robinson and Styrofoam Mom.