This vibrant and resilient community in Philadelphia, while plagued with the harsh realities of the climate crisis and environmental injustice, is stepping up and pursuing faithful climate action. Travel through this neighborhood by clicking on the map below and exploring stories that may inspire you to step up in your own community for climate action.
The Hunting Park Bible Study Series is a six-week study designed to help you faithfully engage and confront the climate crisis in church groups, youth groups, community organizations, and more.
This study explores not only the biblical call for creation care but prompts action steps towards policy change and resilience building. Each week’s study is aimed and tailored to cover a specific theme, ranging from the concept of environmental justice to the immense power of public policy and Christian organizing and advocacy.
The study guide suggests concrete action steps to apply the lesson theme to daily living. The session lengths can be flexible, but we recommend one hour per session.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has developed an environmental justice (EJ) mapping and screening tool called EJScreen for the United States. It is based on nationally consistent data and an approach that combines environmental and demographic indicators in maps and reports to help users learn about environmental issues.
A powerful advocacy tool for clean energy is your investment dollars. Whether it's mutual funds or your IRA, by taking money out of fossil fuel companies and instead investing those dollars in companies with a commitment to sustainability, you’ll be making a tangible difference. Get started by watching our investing webinar.
If advocacy is new to you, start by exploring our action center which includes pre-written letters to representatives. It’s easy to add your contact information and thoughts to the form.
The Purple Air Monitor system allows individuals and institutions to purchase and install low cost air monitors on their home or facility. These air monitors measure a wide range of air quality issues and connect to an online global map that allows communities to look at their air quality in real time. The more air monitors that are set up, the more neighborhoods are able to check their air quality and press for better pollution and emissions standards. Might your church become a monitor of local air quality for the sake of the community? Or if your community's air is very clean, might you be able to donate one to a church in a neighborhood with worse air quality? You can learn more and purchase your own air monitor at: www.purpleair.com
Rev Allen Drew has created a 3-part theological deep dive into the Biblical calling for the church to take action on the climate crisis. You can access this series by going to bit.ly/biblicalclimateaction