Faith And The Environment (FATE)

Faith and the Environment (FATE) at CountrysideFATE3

– Education
– Recycling
– Terracycle
– Advocacy: State and National
– Organic, vegetarian cooking
– Composting and gardening
– Climate Change Lobby
– Divestment in fossil fuels

You can get involved in any of these areas. Visit FATE on FACEBOOK

Earth University Fall 2021
Thursday, October, 14 Climate Change and Health
7:00 o 8:00 pm on Zoom
Climate change affects the social and environmental determinants of health for humans and all living things- clean
air, safe drinking water, sufficient food and secure shelter. Robert Rohde, an environmental scientist, said of the June heat
wave that hit the Northwest , perhaps contributing to at least 600 deaths in the month of June, alone, “was statistically
impossible”. The massive fires in California affected the air quality from coast to coast in the US.
Armando De Alba, Rosales, MD, MPH will help us gain a new understanding of the many ways a warming planet will impact
our health and measures we can take to maintain it.

Thursday, October, 21 Transportation’s Impact on Climate
7:00 to 8:00pm on Zoom
Transportation accounts for nearly 30% of all US greenhouse gas emissions. If we are going to stabilize the Earth’s
temperature, we must immediately lower greenhouse gas emissions. On January 28, 2021 GM made the jaw dropping
announcement that they will spend $27 billion dollars to move from gas fueled cars and light trucks to electric vehicles by the
year 2035. Maersk, the world’s largest container shipping company has committed to reach net-zero emissions by 2050.
Bringing this all closer to home, Grace Thomas of the Verdis Group, will share with us the latest information on
transportation in our area and ways we can lower our own transportation emissions.

Thursday, October 28 Katharine Hayhoe on Climate Change: Why We Must Care and What We Can Say
7-8 pm, Thur, Oct 28 via Zoom 
Once again, we will be joining First Plymouth Church in Lincoln for a wonderful opportunity to learn from an expert on climate
change. Dr Katharine Hayhoe is well known for her ability to connect action on climate change to values, whether those values are
love of God’s creation, love for our children and grandchildren or something else. As a highly regarded climate scientist, she’s also learned the best way to have respectful, persuasive conversation about climate change. She will highlight key points
of her new book; Saving Us: A Climate Scientisit’s Case for Hope and Healing.

Thursday, November 4 Why You Want to grow a Mini Nebraska Prairie in Your Backyard
7:00 to 8:00 pm via Zoom
Tonight we will be joined by Sarah Leuder and Kate Nootenboom, the Hubbard Fellowship Scholars working with
Chris Helzer, renowned naturalist and The Nature Conservancy’s Director of Science in Nebraska. They will bring
us up to date on the amazing work they are doing restoring 5,000 acres of conservancy-owned land as well as research and
conservation programs for most of the eastern third of the state. The results gleaned from their research is shared with
landowners so they can improve their land. Kate and Sarah will be sharing the wonders and benefits of the prairie for wildlife
and humans. They will also give advice on how we can create mini prairies in
our backyards.

You can access the Zoom connection on the Countryside Calendar


The Faith and the Environment committee is offering this bingo challenge to hone your environmental stewardship skills. Prizes will be awarded to all participants and special awards will be give to those who earn one bingo. The first five players to fill the entire bingo card will be awarded an extra special prize. Winners will be announced in the September newsletter. This is the one game where everyone and the environment wins. Don’t miss out on the fun!





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