Vermont Interfaith Power & Light

A faith-based response to global warming



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Earth Care News

October 2016

In this newsletter:
Deep Change for Climate Justice: Oct. 15 - 16 -- Register Today!
People and the Planet Over Profit: March and Rally, Oct. 10, Burlington
Renewable Energy Vermont Conference: Oct 13 - 14, Burlington
Energy Independent Vermont Climate Solutions Summit: Nov. 19, Burlington
VECAN Annual Meeting: Dec. 3, Lake Morey Inn, Fairlee,

Deep Change for Climate Justice: Oct. 15 - 16 -- Register Today!
Don't wait - register now for our conference Deep Change for Climate Justice: Coalescing a Transformational Movement. It will be a transformational event! This is the last day to register at the reduced price; the cost goes up on October 1. The deadline to register for meals is October 7.

Here's information about our conference leaders:

The Rev. Fred Small is a climate activist in addition to being a singer/songwriter and serving as a pastor for many years. Listen to a great radio interview with Fred on Boston station WBUR here. Fred will also share his musical talents with us.

Sherri Mitchell, shares her inspiring perspective in this interview. Sherri will be with us for the day on Saturday.

And we've added another great leader, Maureen Burford, who will co-facilitate the conference with Fred Small on Saturday and Sunday. This brief bio gives a glimpse of Maureen's broad experience and what she brings to the conference.

Other parts of the conference include:
- A dozen workshops
- Break-out sessions on five different tracks
- A children's program -- children will rehearse a story of the universe and give a performance as part of the Saturday evening program
- Informational displays provided by our ten conference sponsors
- Great meals (participants can choose to get conference-provided meals or to bring or buy their own food)

Register here!

The conference website has much more information.

Forward this on and encourage others to come to the conference!

People and the Planet Over Profit: Oct. 10, March and Rally, Burlington
Join this solidarity action to Stand with Standing Rock in the struggle against the Dakota Access Pipeline! Gather at the upper entrance to UVM's Davis Center, Main Street, Burlington, at 5 pm on Monday, Oct. 10 -- Indigenous People's Day. The group will march to the DoubleTree Hotel, where a Gubernatorial Debate will be held, to push for a "Clean and Green New Deal for Vermont." Find out more and RSVP here.

Renewable Energy Vermont Conference: October 13 - 14, Burlington
This annual conference will be held at the Sheraton Hotel in Burlington. Click here for more information and to register.

Energy Independent Vermont Climate Solutions Summit: Nov. 19, Burlington
This day-long event will kick off the next major stage in the effort to put a price on carbon. Participants will learn effective ways to talk about legislation to put a price on carbon with their state legislators, many of whom will be new to the legislature. The EIV summit is at Main Street Landing in Burlington. More information is on the website.

VECAN Annual Meeting: Dec. 3, Lake Morey Inn, Fairlee
VECAN, Vermont Energy and Climate Action Network, is again having their annual meeting at Lake Morey Inn - a great venue for a great event! Click here for more information.

VTIPL educates people of faith and spirit about the climate crisis and actions to care for Earth.

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