"From Uncertainty to Action:
What You Can Do About Climate Change"
Co-sponsored by Hebrew College
Sunday, May 17, 3-7 PM
160 Herrick Rd. Newton
• A Jewish response to climate change
• Diverse workshops led by climate activists
• Climate change as a social justice issue
• Special workshop for youth
• Deep networking
• Environmental organizations and businesses
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An Afternoon Retreat led by Rabbi Katy Allen
and the Rev. Margaret Bullitt-Jonas
Sunday, June 7, 2015
Church of the Holy Spirit
169 Rice Road, Wayland, MA 01778
Donation of $10 to $30. More if you can, less if you can't.
In the face of ecological crisis, how do we maintain faith and hope? What spiritual practices and perspectives sustain us as we struggle to protect the web of life?
We will explore a framework and some tools to help us maintain ourselves as healers filled with compassion, energy, and hope. The retreat will include presentations, guided meditation, group sharing, a little singing, and space for solitary reflection and prayer.
Rabbi Katy Allen is affiliated with Ma’yan Tikvah – A Wellspring of Hope, the One Earth Collaborative of Open Spirit Center, and the Jewish Climate Action Network.
The Rev. Margaret Bullitt-Jonas, Ph.D., is an Episcopal priest, retreat leader, author, and climate activist. She serves the Diocese of Western Massachusetts as Missioner for Creation Care.
This interfaith retreat is open to people of all spiritual traditions or none.
All are welcome.
For more information contact Vince Maraventano at vince@MIPandL.org or 617.244.0755
For directions to the Church of the Holy Spirit, please click here.
Pre-registration is recommended. To register online, please click here.
You may register at the door.
All Steamed Up?
Boston Synagogue was all steamed up, not just about climate change but especially about its cost (in $s and environmental impact) for using steam to heat its building. Boston Synagogue (also known as Charles River Park Synagogue) is a small, lay-led synagogue located in the heart of the Old West End near Massachusetts General Hospital. The building was constructed in 1971. It is a single-story structure, with a dramatic pitched "skylight" roof over the Sanctuary.
The result? During 2009 Boston Synagogue reduced their carbon dioxide emissions by 70%, from over 200,000 lbs to just over 80,000 lbs. Their annual energy costs decreased by 57% during this period, to about $6,800 as compared to about $15,750. Also, their annual repair and maintenance bills dropped significantly. As a result,the estimated payback time on their capital investment is approximately 5 years.
Read the full and very detailed case study by clicking here (PDF).