A Resilient Future for All Rests on Prioritizing the Most Vulnerable

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Join Kristen Schlemmer, Legal Director at Bayou City Waterkeeper, as she considers how disasters, while affecting large portions of the Houston population, impact the vulnerable more severely and why building resilience is critical. Hurricane Harvey and Winter Storm Uri showed us that disasters increasingly affect large portions of our region's population. While many of us …

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Houston’s Transition to a Low Carbon Future

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Join Dr. Bruce Race, FAIA, FAICP, Professor of Architecture at the University of Houston, as he considers how Houston could transition to a low carbon future. Texas is the historic global epicenter for the carbon economy. Oil and gas represent over one third of the state economy. Texas’ $1.9 trillion GDP, if a country, would …

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Hurricane & Flood Safety

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Join Jeff Lindner, Director of Hydrologic Operations, Harris County Flood Control District, as he discusses how to stay safe in a natural disaster. Jeff’s presentation will cover the various hazards that impact a region during a hurricane landfall, including wind, rainfall and storm surge flooding. Jeff will then go on to address how to prepare …

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Climate Change 360 – a Virtual Lecture Series

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Join a virtual lecture series to learn all about climate change, its causes, direct and indirect effects, policy that can impact its course, and actions we can take as individuals, households, businesses, schools, and faith communities to make a difference. The schedule is: • Monday, Aug. 16: Science of Climate Change: Causes & Direct Effects …

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Health Effects associated with Climate Change

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Join Dr. Brett Perkison of the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston for a discussion of the health effects of climate change. Dr. Perkison’s talk will cover heat stress and health effects associated with flooding in communities. He will also address approaches individuals, communities, policy makers, and public resources are taking to reduce …

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2021 World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation

Christ the King Evangelical Lutheran Church 2353 Rice Blvd., Houston, TX

Join us for this year’s Ecumenical Observance of the 2021 World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation. This evening prayer service offers an opportunity for Houston Christians of all traditions, members of environmental groups and local officials to join hearts and voices at a decisive moment for our natural world. Scientists, activists, the …

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2021 World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation

Christ the King Evangelical Lutheran Church 2353 Rice Blvd., Houston, TX

Join us for this year’s Ecumenical Observance of the 2021 World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation. This evening prayer service offers an opportunity for Houston Christians of all traditions, members of environmental groups and local officials to join hearts and voices at a decisive moment for our natural world. Scientists, activists, the …

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Clean Energy: A Healthy, Affordable Solution for Texas

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Join Adrian Shelley, Director of the Texas office of Public Citizen, a nonprofit consumer advocacy organization, for a discussion of the many benefits of clean energy for Texans and the Texas economy. Air pollution is responsible for 17,000 deaths in Texas every year. Healthy people need clean air, and that means Texas needs clean energy. …

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Fall Outings in Nature: Guided Night Hike & Earth Examen

Armand Bayou Nature Center 8500 Bay Area Blvd., Pasadena

You are invited to join a private two-hour guided night hike and practice of a spiritual discipline, the Earth Examen. Come enjoy the sights and sounds of the prairie, forest, and bayou at night as a spiritual experience! Some nocturnal creatures you may see or hear are owls, bats, fireflies, raccoons, spiders, armadillos, deer, frogs, …

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Fall 2021 Interfaith Environmental Stewardship Event

Willow Waterhole Conservation Reserve 6304 Gasmer, Houston, TX

Calling people of all faiths or no faith at all in Houston to care for our shared environment! We will engage in hands-on environmental stewardship at the Willow Waterhole Conservation Reserve, getting the park ready for MusicFest on Oct. 30. This event will offer activities for all ages and skill levels and appropriate precautions to …

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Why Insects Matter

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In October, join Scott Solomon, Associate Teaching Professor in Biosciences at Rice University, for a discussion on the complex relationships we have with insects and the reasons why they have been-- and continue to be-- among Earth's most essential species. Insects are also the most diverse group of organisms on the planet and life as …

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A Climate Action Plan for Faith Communities & People of Faith

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Join Lisa Brenskelle, Houston Climate Communication Coordinator for the Texas chapter of Interfaith Power & Light, for a discussion on developing a Climate Action Plan for your faith community and for yourself. The City of Houston has a Climate Action Plan, but how do you translate that to your faith community, or to your household? …

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All Creation Waits Weekly Book Discussion Group for Advent

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Avoid the consumer hype of the “holiday season” with daily readings of intimate, beautifully-written portraits of wild animals and their adaptations to the cold and dark of winter. The author sees in these creatures lessons for adapting to the “winters” in our own lives. The book, although intended as a devotional for the Christian season …

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Earth Church

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Join Jim Blackburn, Professor in the Practice in Environmental Law at Rice University, who will discuss his new book, Earth Church, which he co-authored with artist Isabelle Scurry Chapman. Earth Church is a book about Earth-based spirituality, a subject that will become much more prominent in a future defined by a changing climate and the …

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Eight Crucial Years for Our Civilization

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Most people don’t realize quite how pivotal the next eight years are for the future of our climate, our planet, and our civilization. Join Phoebe Barnard, lead author of the global climate action blueprint, “World Scientists’ Warnings Into Action: Local to Global,” with 15 top global scientists, economists and governance specialists, as she outlines the …

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The Face of God

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From the melting permafrost that threatens churches in Alaska to the wildfires that ravaged California this past year, to the U.S. South where hurricanes are becoming stronger and more deadly, communities around the globe are already feeling the rising impacts of global climate change. The Face of God is a film about God and nature, …

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Forest Bathing & Earth Examen

Spring Creek Greenway & Nature 1300 Riley Fuzzel Road, Spring

Experience forest bathing, led by a certified guide, followed by practice of the Christian spiritual discipline of the Earth Examen. Forest bathing, a practice that originated in Japan, involves taking in, in all of one's senses, the forest atmosphere. Not simply a walk in the woods, it is the conscious and contemplative practice of being …

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Creation-Focused Worship for Earth Day

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Join other Christians to celebrate Earth Day by participating in a streamed pre-recorded creation-focused worship service. Listen to the wisdom, song, and stories from our fellow Creatures, human and non-human. The Rev. Dr. Carmelo Santos will share the message of the day. This 45-minute worship service is in English with full Spanish translation, and does …

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Spring 2022 Interfaith Environmental Stewardship Event

Willow Waterhole Conservation Reserve 6304 Gasmer, Houston, TX

Calling people of all faiths or no faith at all in Houston to care for our shared environment in observance of Earth Day/Month! We will engage in hands-on environmental stewardship at the Willow Waterhole Conservation Reserve. This event will offer activities for all ages and skill. Meet at the Swartz Gazebo in the park to …

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Collective Visioning for Our Region’s Water

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In a generation, much of the U.S. will resemble the lower Galveston Bay Watershed, a 10-county region surrounding Houston which Bayou City Waterkeeper (BCWK) serves. Home to the most diverse population, and also one of the most ecologically diverse major urban areas, our waterways — consisting of 2,500 miles of bayous, as well as creeks, …

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Guided Firefly Hike & Prayer with Eyes Wide Open

Armand Bayou Nature Center 8500 Bay Area Blvd., Pasadena

You are invited to join a private two-hour guided firefly hike and practice of a spiritual discipline, prayer with eyes wide open. Come enjoy the sights and sounds of the prairie, forest, and bayou at night, and see the mating dance of fireflies, as a spiritual experience! You'll also learn about fireflies, which are truly …

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How Long Will Our Aquifers Last?

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Groundwater is, as famously quoted by the Texas Supreme Court in 1904, “secret, occult, and concealed.” Sometimes referred to as “hidden water,” it is out of sight and, therefore, unfortunately, out of mind. However, groundwater comprises 98.7 percent of all the fresh, unfrozen water on Earth. About 40 percent of all surface-water flows in the …

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Is There an Association Between Air Pollution and COVID-19 Mortality?

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The air quality in Harris County is influenced by multiple sources of pollution, including extensive road traffic, concrete batch plants, proximity to the largest petrochemical industrial complex in the United States, and port activities in the Houston Ship Channel. It is also important to note that environmental risks are not always uniformly distributed in urban …

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Creation Care 101 Class & Weekly Discussion Group

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Interested to connect your Christian faith to care for the earth? Want to learn how your church can live the faith through caring for creation? Or, want to improve your own stewardship? Join a free online course this summer, Creation Care 101, and participate in a weekly online discussion group the week following the class …

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Voter Registration Event

Christ the King Evangelical Lutheran Church 2353 Rice Blvd., Houston, TX

Live in Harris county and need to register to vote or change the address on your registration? Get registered in time for the 2022 election in November! Bring your TX driver’s license, or state-issued i.d. to register. Or, if you don’t have these forms of identification, you can register using the last 4 digits of …

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