Join our online discussion, the fifth and final of our “Standing Up for Appalachia” series, featuring persons of various faith traditions who have transformed their gratitude for creation into practical actions in their communities. From “Creation care teams” to solar energy initiatives and more, you will hear from faith community members who will inspire with their initiatives and answer your questions about how their communities did it–and how YOURS can do it, too! Guest panelist information TBA.This event is made possible by a grant from the West Virginia Rivers Coalition.To join the event, you will need to register at the provided registration link and then the Zoom event link will be emailed to you.
Standing Up for Appalachia: Dialogue for aPositive Change 2021 Discussion Series
With grant support from the West Virginia Rivers Coalition, WVIPL is sponsoring a five-part, online discussion series about climate change and other environmental issues of concern to West Virginians and our regional neighbors entitled Standing Up for Appalachia: Dialogue for a Positive Change. Our final discussion will take place in November 2021 and will focus on channeling gratitude into action.
WVIPL regularly participates in the democratic process by advocating for climate-friendly public policy that puts the health of people and the environment first. From Reimagine Appalachia to current infrastructure initiatives, we welcome the opportunity to add our voice to those calling for change. This includes meeting with our congressional representatives in Washington, D.C, contacting our state legislators, publishing op-eds in various outlets across the state and region, acting as a signatory on relevant public statements, cosponsoring events with allied organizations, and much more.
As part of the national IPL Network, WVIPL encourages congregations and faith communities in West Virginia to reduce their carbon footprints, and the IPL Start-Up Tool Kit is a great place to begin the journey!