Religion and the Environment

Interfaith program and dinner featuring a presentation about how an S.B.-area Christian church, Jewish synagogue, and Islamic center are dedicated to greening their places of worship and congregations. Must preregister.

When: Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012, 6 p.m.

Where: Trinity Episcopal Church, 1500 State St. , Santa Barbara

Cost: $25

Age limit: Not available

Categories: Lectures


Throughout the world, religious leaders and organizations are awakening to the realization that to honor the creator is to care for creation; to be healed is to help heal the earth; to be saved is to help save the diversity of life on our planet; to be religious is to live sustainably.

Participants will learn how to reduce their carbon footprint through proven and award winning methods used by local congregations. Local congregation leaders will help other congregations make a profound shift to sustainable practices and building efficiencies as effectively, quickly and inexpensively as possible.

Guest speakers:
Dr. Ed Bastian, Moderator (ECOFaith Santa Barbara)
Roberta Cordero (Chumash Elder)
Normah Halim (Islamic Society Santa Barbara)
Ivor John (Unitarian Society of Santa Barbara)
Rev. Wallace Shepherd (2nd Baptist Church)
Rabbi Alyson Solomon (Congregation B'nai B'rith)

Roberta Cordero, Chumash Elder will describe Native American perspectives on the environment and give a Chumash blessing.

The Rev. Wallace Shepherd, Pastor of 2nd Baptist Church and winner of the 2011 Energy Oscar will share the his expertise on ‘greening’ his 100 year old church building.

Normah Halim of the Islamic Society of Santa Barbara will discuss the ‘green thinking’ that has gone into planning their Mosque.

Rabbi Alyson Solomon will detail how Congregation B’nai B’rith continues to shrink their carbon footprint.

Ivor John will demonstrate the new ECOFaith software tool for helping faith communities save energy and reduce their carbon emissions.

ECOFaith Santa Barbara invites the faith communities and leaders of all denominations to join together to reduce energy consumption and carbon emissions.

The program includes a halal dinner with vegetarian options and educational materials.

Phone: 805-201-3134

Event posted Jan. 13, 2012
Last updated Jan. 13, 2012


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