Trump announced he is pulling the U.S. out of the Paris Climate Agreement. We are living in a time of profound consequence, with the needs of our endangered climate increasing and the response to global warming diminishing at the national level.
Our actions now, as climate conscious people of faith, matter more than ever. There are a few things you can do right now to help maximize our collective impact as North Carolina’s statewide multi-faith network committed to addressing climate change as a moral issue:
Engage your interfaith climate conscious citizenship
Consider getting involved in your congregation’s green team or participate in or start a local regional interfaith working group. Imagine if a consequence of the actions that this Administration is making, people of faith rise-up stronger and more organized and committed than ever in the fight to protect our common home. We must grow in numbers and knowledge, as North Carolinians we have a unique leadership role to play on the front lines of climate action in the United States.
Start where you are
Have you had an energy audit of your home or house of worship? Are you learning about incentives for renewable energy and energy efficiency upgrades? Are you maximizing the solar potential of your roof? Check out NCIPL’s emPOWERed: A Comprehensive Energy Program for Congregations. Our abilities to think globally while acting locally will be what makes the difference for our own lives today and the future of all lives tomorrow.
Stand up for civilization, interfaith respect, and justice
By standing up for the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement, by working together with neighboring faith communities different from our own, by advocating for green jobs and 100% clean energy we are not only fighting climate change we are working for a better, healthier and safer world for everyone.
No matter what happens in Washington, DC, with your help the interfaith movement in North Carolina can grow wiser and by our actions we can help heal an ailing world.
God and Creation are counting on us!