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Episcopal Earth Keepers

The mission of the Episcopal Earthkeepers Circle is to educate and involve our communities in keeping the earth healthy for all. We hope to link you and your faith community with resources to inform and support your Earth Keeping work. An enormous number of resources are available, so we list only a few resources, programs, and organizations we have found helpful or have a connection with.

Events & Resources

Saturday, November 7, 7:30 p.m. “Climate Change: What Recent Evidence Tells Us,”

A presentation by renowned climatologist Benjamin Santer of the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California. Dr. Santer was the lead author of the first Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report to conclude that human activity was causing climate change and remains one of the most authoritative (and understandable) voices of the climate science community. Free and open to the public.  At St. Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral, 519 Oak Grove Street in Minneapolis, across from Loring Park and the Walker Art Center.

Friday, November 6, 7:00 p.m.  “Merchants of Doubt”

 

A powerful documentary which was released commercially in 2015, this movie is based on the award-winning book by Naomi Oreskes of Harvard.  It tells the story of how a small group of scientists tried to obscure the truth on a wide range of from tobacco smoking to climate change…and continue to promote the fiction that there is a “debate” about climate change. Their tactics include personal attacks and attempted intimidation of scientists, including Dr. Santer, who is interviewed in the movie. Free and open to the public.  At St. Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral, 519 Oak Grove Street in Minneapolis, across from Loring Park and the Walker Art Center.

 

Earthkeepers Circle Creation Care Conference, November 6-7, 2015
Practical advice and hands-on activities to plan and implement creation care action at your church. Plus, a lecture by Dr. Benjamin Santer, world famous climatologist and lead author of the first international report concluding that human activity is causing climate change. Held at the Cathedral Church of Saint Mark, 519 Oak Grove Street, Minneapolis, MN 55403. Register here. 

The conference begins on Friday night, November 6th, at 7:00 pm with a showing of the recent film, “Merchants of Doubt,” a powerful documentary on how the very small group who tried to combat the notion that smoking causes cancer are trying to create doubt about the causes of global climate change.  The movie is optional for conference attendees and free of charge.

 

The main work of the conference begins Saturday morning, November 7th with 8:30 a.m. check-in followed by a series of discussions, workshops, and breakout sessions to move your congregation forward on its mission path.  There will be a noon lecture by Michael Pressman, Director of Habitat Protection for the Nature Conservancy of Minnesota and the Dakotas.  The conference concludes with a Saturday evening presentation by Dr. Benjamin Santer of the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories in California at 7:30 pm. Dr. Santer is a world-famous climatologist and is featured in Friday’s movie. More information and poster here. 

 

 

Earthkeepers Leadership Circle
Paul Anton, Co-Chair
paulanton17@yahoo.com
612-819-0437

Rev. Tom Harries, Co-Chair
tharries001@gmail.com
952-297-5856

Jen Kortrzewski
jkostrze@gmail.com

Katheryn Schneider
katheryn.L.Schneider@gmail.com
651-485-3856

Doug Mensing
dougmensing@gmail.com
612-202-2252

Rev. Anne Scheible, Facebook page reporter
jascheib@aol.com
952-913-2656


Print & Web Resources 



Organizations

  • Minnesota Interfaith Power and Light: Episcopal Earthkeepers Circle is part of MNIPL, hence you’re already on the site.

  • EnerChange: Energy audits and upgrade support for congregations served by Xcell Energy or Centerpoint Energy.

  • Interfaith Power and Light: The national organization of which MNIPL is part.

  • Pachamama Alliance: a global community that offers people the chance to learn, connect, engage, travel and cherish life for the purpose of creating a sustainable future that works for all.

  • There are many, many excellent faith based and secular environmental organizations with which to partner as well.



The above are only a tiny part of the resources out there. The main thing is, take the next step, whether that’s calling a green team together, or subscribing to a community solar garden. God be with you, as you seek to protect and nurture Creation.

The conference begins on Friday night, November 6th, at 7:00 pm with a showing of the recent film, “Merchants of Doubt,” a powerful documentary on how the very small group who tried to combat the notion that smoking causes cancer are trying to create doubt about the causes of global climate change.  The movie is optional for conference attendees and free of charge.

 

The main work of the conference begins Saturday morning, November 7th with 8:30 a.m. check-in followed by a series of discussions, workshops, and breakout sessions to move your congregation forward on its mission path.  There will be a noon lecture by Michael Pressman, Director of Habitat Protection for the Nature Conservancy of Minnesota and the Dakotas.  The conference concludes with a Saturday evening presentation by Dr. Benjamin Santer of the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories in California at 7:30 pm. Dr. Santer is a world-famous climatologist and is featured in Friday’s movie.

 

Saturday, November 7, 7:30 p.m. “Climate Change: What Recent Evidence Tells Us,”

A presentation by renowned climatologist Benjamin Santer of the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California. Dr. Santer was the lead author of the first Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report to conclude that human activity was causing climate change and remains one of the most authoritative (and understandable) voices of the climate science community.

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Friday, November 6, 7:00 p.m.  “Merchants of Doubt”

A powerful documentary which was released commercially in 2015, this movie is based on the award-winning book by Naomi Oreskes of Harvard.  It tells the story of how a small group of scientists tried to obscure the truth on a wide range of from tobacco smoking to climate change…and continue to promote the fiction that there is a “debate” about climate change. Their tactics include personal attacks and attempted intimidation of scientists, including Dr. Santer, who is interviewed in the movie.