Delaware Interfaith Power and Light, Delmarva Green and Energize Delaware will host A Community Climate Conversation from 6:30 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, March 4, at Epworth United Methodist Church, 19285 Holland Glade Road, Rehoboth Beach.
Community members are invited to gather for an open and respectful discussion of issues related to climate change; to share individual beliefs, confusions, observations, fears and hopes; and to explore ideas and available resources for creating a healthier planet that are less divisive and political, and more unifying and practical.
Climate change topics to be explored include: Where does it rank among attendees’ issues of concern? Where do people turn for information? Whose voices do people trust? Have attendees experienced the impacts? What capacity do people have as individuals, communities, states or nations to affect the outcome, for better or for worse? How can people work more effectively individually and together to address the issue?
Climate Conversations is a program of Delaware Interfaith Power and Light, sponsored by Energize Delaware, to facilitate opportunities – in living rooms and classrooms, boardrooms and libraries, community centers and fellowship halls – to openly and respectfully discuss issues related to climate change and share ideas and resources for creating a healthier planet. Delmarva Green is partnering on this event.
Climate Conversations was inspired by an event held at Osher Lifelong Learning Institute in Wilmington, co-hosted by its eco-team. A group of 80 seniors, students and community leaders came together for roundtable discussions to share their responses to climate-related questions submitted by the students. Two compelling takeaways were the warmly animated interactions between the participants and their wish for more such opportunities. To date, 15 scheduled climate conversations have engaged more than 400 individuals throughout the state.
Seating is limited, so, to join the conversation, reserve a seat at Eventbrite. Go to bit.ly/2SR7l7y to register.