Registration for our next Faithful Green Leaders Training closes in less than a week! The training begins on February 20th at 4:00pm - 5:30pm, followed by 2 consecutive sessions on February 27th and March 6th at the same time. We have a fantastic group of inspirational speakers lined up:
February 20th - Sharon Lavigne is a 2021 winner of the Goldman Environmental Prize for her tireless commitment to her community. A special education teacher turned environmental justice advocate, Sharon successfully mobilized grassroots opposition against the construction of a US$1.25 billion plastics manufacturing plant alongside the Mississippi River in St. James Parish, Louisiana. In recognition of her tremendous organizing, she was awarded the Goldman Prize 2021, which is the equivalent of the Nobel Peace Prize for environmental activists worldwide.
February 27th - Jeffrey Johnson is a Buddhist & Christian. He's Regional Coordinator and Founder Chesapeake Earth Holders, which is part of the International Earth Holders network established by the Venerable Thich Nhat Hahn. Jeff has dedicated much of his life to working on social and environmental justice issues. Jeffrey is Professor Emeritus at University of Maryland, Baltimore where he taught social justice and public health and founded the Office of Global Health at the School of Nursing before his retirement.
March 6th - Sam Daley-Harris is the the founder of RESULTS and Civic Courage. He coaches organizations on how to empower their members, and he has been instrumental to the success of many organizations including Citizens Climate Lobby and Catholic Relief Services who he has helped learn the secrets to empowering their membership to act independently and effectively drive change. He is the author of Reclaiming Our Democracy: Healing the Break Between People and Government.
Here's what you'll learn at the training:
- How to establish and grow a green team at your congregation
- About exciting environmental education programs to engage your congregation
- How to develop an action plan for your Green Team
- Ways to enhance your communication skills to help spread the word
If you haven't signed up already please register HERE on or before the February 16th deadline.
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