Witnesses: Jean Libbey and MJ Zimmerman
Acting on our church’s historic commitments to social justice, we wish to confront squarely the moral challenge of climate change. We see climate change as our most pressing concern for social justice as it threatens the livelihood of the poor around the world and imperils the existence of our planet in the future. The witnesses to this experiment have called an organizational meeting for Sunday, November 15 to create a Social Justice Task Force that will focus on our stewardship of God’s creation. We want to investigate opportunities for further learning and growth, appeal to our membership to examine the carbon footprint of our households, and undertake an environmental study of our building. We have also considered the use of public art to make visible our testimony. Other ideas have included the installation of solar panels on the church structure or the installation of a wind turbine on our lawn.