Vermont Interfaith Power and Light

A faith-based response to global climate change

VTIPL Fall Conference 2018
Oct 13 2018 10:00 am
Oct 13 2018 3:30 pm

 Vermont Interfaith Power and Light

 Annual Conference 2018

   at Faith United Methodist Church,

 899 Dorset Street, South Burlington, VT

 Saturday, October 13, 2018, 10:00 - 3:30

 A Just Economy to Achieve Climate Goals

Keynote Speaker: George Lakey

 Author of Viking Economics:

How the Scandinavians Got It Right –

and How We Can, Too

 Workshop topics:

·      Action for a Just Economy

·      Climate Impacts on Health

·      Congregations Inspiring Their Communities

·      Advanced Wood Heat Systems

·      Advocacy to Cut Carbon Emissions

·      Watershed Discipleship

Also: Music by a Counterpoint quartet; delicious catered lunch;sponsors' exhibits; book table; and more!

Our keynote speaker: George Lakey recently retired from Swarthmore College.  There he wrote his ninth book Viking Economics after interviewing economists and others in the Nordic countries. His career has alternated academic positions with leading social change groups.  He has led over 1500 social change workshops on five continents.  He co-founded Earth Quaker Action Team (EQAT.org), which forced the nation’s seventh-largest bank to stop financing mountaintop removal coal mining. 

 Lakey's vision work has included co-authoring Moving Toward a New Society (economics), and In Place of War (national security).  His vision of community on a global scale was included in a global studies book edited by political scientists Richard Falk and Saul Mendlovitz.  His work on a nonviolent alternative for defending against terrorism led a team of experts to invite him to the Pentagon to outline his vision. Lakey has received the national Giraffe Award for "sticking his neck out for the public good."

 George Lakey's newest book is coming out in October, 2018: HOW WE WIN: A Guide to Nonviolent Direct Action Campaigning.  https://www.mhpbooks.com/books/how-we-win/         

Other work includes: Columnist for https://WagingNonviolence.org: "Living Revolution"; Global Nonviolent Action Database (http://nvdatabase.swarthmore.edu); and Earth Quaker Action Team (www.EQAT.org).

Register online today at Fall Conference Registration 

or by mail using the downloadable pdf available below

Thank you to our Conference Sponsors:

  • Building Energy                                   
  • Chittenden Solid Waste District            
  • Efficiency Vermont                                
  • Energy Independent Vermont                 
  • Green Mountain Power                         
  • Greenvest                                             
  • Vermont Climate Health Alliance             
  • Vermont Natural Resources Council         

 

Thank you to our Congregational/Faith Community Sponsors:

  • All Soul's Interfaith Gathering, Shelburne
  • Ascension Lutheran Church, South Burlington
  • Burlington Friends Meeting
  • Charlotte Congregational Church
  • East Corinth Congregational Church
  • Weybridge Congregational Church

If your community would like to sponsor this year's Conference, a sponsor form can be downloaded from the list below

 

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