Coordinating our Environmental Justice Film Screening and Panel discussion events are bringing congregations from three different One Water Partnership regions to work together!!! And attendees are coming from far and wide. Now this is what IPC calls success!

Please join host Saint John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church and all of their partner congregations and organizations as they offer the next film and panel discussion focused on environmental justice.

The Story of PlasticPanel Discussion-Wednesday, February 10th at 7:30 PM. The film will be available for viewing beginning Feb. 5th.

Kate Breimann, State Director, Environment Maryland
Kimberly Reichart, Howard County Department of Public Works Recycling Coordinator
Pat Hersey, Less Plastic Please & Howard County Plastic Bag Bill

Click here to register for the event. For more information about this event contact: Kathy Gross at [email protected]. Want to arrange a similar event? Contact Bonnie Sorak at [email protected] or call 410-609-6852.

To recap on our first in the series, on Monday, January 18th the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service culminated in the first in our Environmental Justice Film Screening and Panel Discussion series based on the film "Unbreathable: The Fight for Healthy Air". Over 150 people registered for this event from as far away as Arizona.

Hosted by the Columbia Jewish Congregation along with the Howard County MLK Holiday Commission, the Howard County Branch of the NAACP, IPC and our other partners (see below) offered an online screening of the powerful new documentary, "Unbreathable: The Fight for Healthy Air", followed by a discussion on Zoom with a panel of experts.

During our discussion of the film we talked about what our congregations can do locally to effect change in our community. To watch the recording of the panel discussion click here. Rebecca Rehr's, Director, Climate for Health, slides can be found here. IPC's slides can be found here