Hands, Globe, Earth, Protection, Planet

NOTE MEETING TIME CHANGE: During the holidays the group will not meet on the fourth Thursdays. The schedule is changed to:

Thursday November 18 at 6:30pm

Thursday December 16 at 6:30pm

The Environmental Awareness Group meets monthly on the fourth Thursday, 6:30-7:30, and explores a variety of topics and plans for action. This is an intergenerational group for anyone 14 years or over.

Below is a list of resources and plans for group discussion and activities.

For questions or further information, contact Chris Mihealsick.

Zoom link: link.liveoakuu.org/Environment.  Information will also appear on the What’s Happening webpage.

 Environmental Awareness Group: Focus for Remainder of 2021/1st quarter 2022 Climate Change and Social Justice

At the October meeting, we discussed long-term goals for the group, including tree planting and other congregation identified thoughts on action items. This included becoming a Green Sanctuary. We also plan to review the draft Environmental Awareness Group framework as a part of the Social Justice umbrella.

November/December Meeting – Climate Change and Immigration – Climate change is driving some mass emigration already, specifically from drought-ravaged agricultural areas in Central America into both cities and more northern countries like Mexico and the United States. How are we planning to handle Climate Change refugees?

Reading: 

Abbreviated Version for our discussion group (Read this one): New York Times Immigration and Climate Change article:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ShwPgFNdHonP_YatPQzJmtxC_5GIT6tM/view?usp=sharing

Full article from New York Times Magazine (26 pages, but good – read if you want more from the abbreviated version):

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1i4uWY-6e-gegLxCeOLgefuDOk28F3FmK/view?usp=sharing