On September 20, three days before the UN Climate Summit in NYC, NC Interfaith Power and Light is joining young climate leaders and adult allies striking all across the US and world to demand transformative action addressing the climate crisis. Below is a compilation of resources for students, parents, and faith communities.
“FOR THE LOVE OF…” VIDEOS
NCIPL’s Youth Leaders Initiative has put together a short video sharing our “For the love of…” reasons for striking on Sep 20! We invite you to share your own video and tag us! Don’t forget to use hashtags to include everyone in the conversation! This is what youth climate leaders of faith look like:
FIND AND/OR ORGANIZE A STRIKE NEAR YOU
Make sure to click on the title and register for your event if a link is provided.
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SIGN THIS LETTER & LET YOUR ELECTED OFFICIALS KNOW YOU SUPPORT THE STRIKES
PROMOTE THE STRIKE
DOWNLOAD A PRINTABLE BULLETIN INSERT FOR THIS SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 15
To print half sheets:
- Click the download arrow.
- Beside format, select “All Types”
- Click on the download pop-up at the bottom left of the screen
- Click File > Print
- In the print pop-up, beside “copies per page”, select 2
RESOURCES FOR STUDENT AND ALLY ORGANIZING
Click the link to access step by step guides for students and adults and ways to get started!
FAITH LEADERS ORGANIZING TOOLKIT
A user-friendly check list and resources that any faith leader can use to organize their faith community.
Click here to access the toolkit
PLEDGE TO CALL YOUR SENATOR/REPRESENTATIVE ON SEPTEMBER 20
Senator Tillis: (202) 224 – 6342
Senator Burr: (202) 224 – 3154
Look up your congress members and state representatives here: www.ncleg.gov/RnR/Representation
Consider using this script as a guideline for your conversation:
Hello. My name is _________ and I live in __________, North Carolina. Today, millions of youth and their allies are striking to demand bold legislative action on climate change. I want _________ to know that I support our youth and join them in calling for climate action. This summer, there were 3,611 emergency department visits due to heat-related illnesses in North Carolina. Just this month, Hurricane Dorian ravaged Ocracoke Island. Both of these events were greatly intensified by climate change. As a person of faith, I know that climate change is a moral issue impacting people and places in my community. I ask that _________ courageously and immediately join the bi-partisan climate conversation. There is no time to waste. Thank you.
This is a moral movement that demands action from people of faith and conscience.
We all have a voice. How will you use yours?
NC Interfaith Power and Light is co-hosting the event in Raleigh, NC at Halifax Mall from 12:30-2:30pm.
If you have any questions or comments about any of the above resources or how to get involved, feel free to email our Program Coordinator, Sarah Ogletree, at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are or know a youth climate leader of faith who would be interested in joining our network, email out Youth Leader Coordinator, Michelle Peedin, at email@example.com.