Tuesdays, September 24th-October 15th, 2019 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM ET
Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Asheville, 1 Edwin Place, Asheville, NC 28801
Join us as we translate our care for our Earth and climate into specific actions to reduce our carbon footprints. Individual actions count, and they are so much easier to make when others are doing it with you. The Low Carbon Diet is an easy-to-use guide that will show you, step by step, how to dramatically reduce your carbon dioxide output in just a month’s time. By making simple changes to actions you take every day, you’ll learn how to reduce your annual household carbon footprint by at least 15%. That translates into savings for you and saving Creation. In this 4-week small group class, we will take actions each week and report back the following week. The workbooks are provided. Sign up here. Class size is limited to 15. For more information, contact Jane at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Creation Care Alliance of Western North Carolina has launched the Guide to Cultivating Care for Creation – a new resource for churches, spiritual communities and people of faith looking for tangible ways they can act on behalf of our neighbors and Creation. The Guide was featured in an article in Blue Ridge Now.
The Guide to Cultivating Care for Creation was put together with the help of local members of WNC’s faith communities and is a culmination of congregational wisdom, science, sustainability, prayer, educational theory, and ecology. CCA intern Holly Cunningham has been working to compile this wisdom and create a toolkit which can be used by anyone wishing to go deeper into the work of loving their neighbors by caring for the earth. Her passion for sustainability and environmental justice, guided by the CCA and MountainTrue team, fueled this project and helped bring it to fruition. Read More
The Creation Care Alliance will have the privilege to share some of our work to a wider national audience at the Wild Goose Festival this Summer. The Wild Goose Festival is a Spirit, Justice, Music and Arts Festival hosted in Hot Springs, NC July 11-14th. The Creation Care Alliance will be offering “Creation Care: Practicing Love-Practical Seeds for Change” outlining our Creation Care Toolkit. The team will also offer “Role Playing for a Healthy Planet-Climate Interactive.” We are excited to collaborate with North Carolina Interfaith Power and Light and to connect with one another and the incredible wealth of wisdom and creativity sure to be present at the Goose! See more below about details.
Also if you are interested in volunteering to help support Wild Goose through a CCA Collaborative effort email Scott@creationcarealliance.org or Sign up here.
It’s a place where all kinds of people come together, not only to hear great music and incredible speakers, but also to dive into lively conversations with thought leaders, writers, dreamers, artists, visionaries, social justice activists, peace-makers…the ones you’ll find on the official program, and the ones you might meet while just getting lunch or hanging out by the river. It’s also a place where you can be a spectator, but where you can be a co-creator as well. A place where we affirm the creativity in all of us, and opportunities to make art and music, to tell stories and take in stories, can be found around every corner.
It’s transformational, experiential, it’s a sing and dance and play and dream and eat and camp and meditate and talk and listen and twirl-you-around-and-shake-you-up gathering, born out of the “Wild Goose” spirit metaphor which is all about beauty, grace, and yes, unpredictability. We also take inspiration from events such as, Greenbelt, Burning Man, Lightning In a Bottle and SXSW.
It is a place where all are welcome. Seriously, ALL. Because we are rooted in a progressive Christian tradition, we welcome you, whatever your age, race, culture, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, religious tradition, disabilities, different abilities, whether you have money or not, whether you have a degree or not, whether you have a strong faith or no faith, or perhaps a billion questions about faith, whether you have a home or not, whether you’re an extrovert or introvert, everyone is welcome here. Even eye-rolling teenagers. And rambunctious little kids. Rambunctiousness is, in fact, encouraged. We welcome all to come and seek the common good together.