Just Energy for All Campaign 101: 3-Part Webinar Series on Climate Justice
Join our three interactive webinars on Sept. 17, Sept. 24, and Oct. 1, 2019, at 2 p.m. EST.
Go to the registration form to sign up and learn more.
ACTION: Tell Chevron to Plug the Leaks Now!
Chevron Corporation is the second largest emitter of carbon dioxide in the world since 1880 and one of the top 10 producers of natural gas. Chevron substantially lags behind its peers in efforts to reduce methane and toxic pollutant leaks and emissions. Methane, the primary component of natural gas, is 87 times more potent than carbon dioxide in trapping heat over a 20-year time frame. Toxins, which leak alongside methane, jeopardize more than 15 million people living near these emissions leaked by oil and gas companies, which can lead to preterm birth, asthma attacks and cancer. Methane emissions from the oil and gas value chain are among the cheapest to abate of all greenhouse gas emissions: the global oil and gas industry could reduce up to 75 percent of methane emissions using existing technologies.
Join United Methodist Women and sign your name to a letter to the new Chevron CEO Mike Wirth, demanding that Chevron take important steps toward fixing their leaks, stopping new natural gas projects and investing in renewable energy. Learn about the issue.
- 13 Steps to Sustainability: A Practical Event Planning Guide
Complete with planning team checklists, evaluation questions, registration questions, sample language for requests for propoals and where to go for help.
- 13 Steps to Sustainability: A Principled Approach to Sustainability
These 13 principles form the core of the social justice concerns that United Methodist Women has committed to. There are measureable, practical steps to the 13 principles’ implementation that have been developed with experts’ guidance and experienced national office staff. For inspiration and encouragement you will find specific questions on the survey as well as bible studies, videos and an introduction to sustainability.
- 13 Steps to Sustainability Measurement Survey:
After your event, report back on what worked and what didn’t for one or all of the steps and guidelines.
- Jurisdictional Guides:
Contact your trained jurisdictional guide for help and to explore or share additional resources.
- Climate Justice Simulation Experience:
Register to download our new resource! The Climate Justice Simulation Experience is a role-playing exercise to help us understand some of the concerns of an environmentally degraded community.
- The Women’s Carbon Fund:
As the first women for women carbon fund, we’re proud of this addition to our mission giving! Donations to the carbon fund address climate injustice with two approaches:
- News and Updates:
Read articles on the work of United Methodist Women and the Church to curb climate change, shape policy and raise awareness.
- Marching in the Light of God: Read the first-hand account of United Methodist Women at the People’s Climate March.
- More Tools and Resources for Environmental Advocacy
United Methodist Book of Discipline
All creation is the Lord’s, and we are responsible for the ways in which we use and abuse it. Water, air, soil, minerals, energy resources, plants, animal life, and space are to be valued and conserved because they are God’s creation and not solely because they are useful to human beings. God has granted us stewardship of creation. We should meet these stewardship duties through acts of loving care and respect. (Social Principles, ¶ 160)
United Methodist Women calls for sound stewardship of the earth and environmentally friendly lifestyles that preserve creation for the benefit of present and future generations.
Get involved in our environmental work:
“They shall not hurt or destroy on all my holy mountain, says the Lord.”
Climate Justice Plenary
In the climate justice plenary at National Seminar 2015, we engaged with a simulation experience, learning how the drivers of climate change affect economically vulnerable communities and what is being done in those communities.
Jacqui Patterson, Environmental and Climate Justice Director for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) led this plenary, drawing on her expertise and experience working with persons of color across the country and around the world. She has recently gathered a set of indicators that help to understand what needs to be in place to support a community or family’s resiliency. Download this resource from naacp.org:
Equity in Building Resilience in Adaptation Planning.