"What Can We Do About Climate Change? - Knowledge Camp

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Climate change is increasingly being recognized as an existential threat to humans, disrupting the balance of life for all living things, indeed all of God’s creation on earth. What can we do as individuals and as organizations to help restore balance? We seek ideas from all of you, but first we’ll outline some of the activities initiated by the Green Team at Lake Oswego UCC.
1) Sustainability is a catch-all term that describes acting in balance. There are agencies that support and certify sustainability, offering a wealth of ideas for action.
2) The Community Carbon Project emphasizes simple actions to create healthy soil and increase carbon sequestration.
3) Solar energy is becoming more favorable economically; the Oregon Clean Power Cooperative offers pathways to installation of solar arrays or investment in community solar.

Presented by Carl Wamser of Lake Oswego United Church of Christ, Lake Oswego OR. This was one of six Knowledge Camps offered on September 27 during 2021 Annual Gathering of the Central Pacific Conference of the United Church of Christ.

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Welcome to the Central Pacific Conference of the United Church of Christ!
We are the United Church of Christ in Southern Washington, Oregon, and Southern Idaho. Called to:
- Foster Stronger Connections
- Nurture Spiritual Growth
- Amplify our Prophetic Voice
- Become an Antiracist Conference

In this family of 41 congregations, our shared commitment is to fulfillment of the ministry and mission of Jesus Christ in our churches, communities and into the world. The Central Pacific Conference provides spiritual and material resources and encouragement to all our members. We put purposes and programs into action by drawing on the experience and talents of all the conference's members, both lay people and clergy. The CPC assists and encourages local congregations and their members in working together to explore, communicate, support and pursue the ministry and mission of the church, and provides a channel for effective relationships with the UCC and with other faith communities.

Welcome to the Central Pacific Conference of the United Church of Christ!
Whoever you are, whoever you love, wherever you are on life's journey, you are welcome here!

Central Pacific Conference UCC website: https://cpcucc.org/

To Find a Church in the CPC, please go to: https://cpcucc.org/wp14/find-a-church/

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https://www.youtube.com/user/CentralPacificUCC

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