Destroying the Earth is against our religion!

Thanks to those who contacted their County Supervisor and President Biden to share this message from Faiths 4 Climate Justice.  If you haven’t yet done so, there’s still time.  And thanks to Bob Oslie for sounding the alarm on this climate emergency with protracted bell ringing at services last Sunday.

Check out this excellent article from the Episcopal Church USA on the days leading up to COP26 (10/31-11/12): https://www.episcopalchurch.org/ecojustice/cop26-what-to-watch-for-what-to-pray-for/

And here is contact information to take action if you haven’t yet done so:

Advocacy Resources for Faiths 4 Climate Justice

The San Diego County Board of Supervisors is drafting a Regional Decarbonization Framework and we want it to be the best Framework possible.  They are taking public comment so we urge you to TAKE ACTION NOW

  1. Find your County Supervisor here: https://www.sandiegocounty.gov/general/bos.html and click “find my district.”

District 1 – Nora Vargas: District1community@sdcounty.ca.gov Phone: 619 531-5511
District 2 – Joel Anderson: joel.anderson@sdcounty.ca.gov  Phone: 619 441-4327
District 3 – Terra Lawson-Remer: Terra.Lawson-Remer@sdcounty.ca.gov Phone 619 531-5533
District 4 – Nathan Fletcher: nathan.fletcher@sdcounty.ca.gov Phone 619 531-5544
District 5 – Jim Desmond: jim.desmond@sdcounty.ca.gov Phone 619 531-5555
Then send the following email – or call the office:
As a person of faith I call on you to prioritize the following essential items in the County’s Regional Decarbonization Framework:

  • Invest in green infrastructure for environmentally impacted communities
  • Transition rapidly to 100% renewable energy
  • Focus on the creation of local green jobs for underserved communities and a just transition for fossil fuel workers
  • Prioritize marginalized communities when designing sustainable transit solutions
  • Reach zero carbon for San Diego County by 2030

Please let me know how you intend to respond to my concern.

Next….

  1. Contact President Joe Biden:

Call – Comments: 202-456-1111, switchboard: 202-456-1414Email – https://www.whitehouse.gov/contact/

As a person of faith I call on you to do everything you can to stop the production of fossil fuels. The US is the biggest extractor of fossil fuels in the world, and your example and influence at the UN COP26 can send a powerful message for other countries to stop extraction and reliance on fossil fuels. Please let me know how you intend to respond to my concern.

And, to the far right (uncharacteristically!), here are Cathedral members representing St Paul’s – Carolyn and Richard Lief, Maya Sana-Little, Marshall Mason and Erika Morgan (not shown: Phil Petrie and Diane Lopez Hughes) – at last Monday’s peaceful Faiths 4 Climate Justice rally at the County Administration Building.  The above-listed demands were presented to the County Board of Supervisors.

For more information, email Diane (dianelopezhughes@gmail.com)

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