Public meeting series, “What is the climate emergency?”

“If we could first know where we are and whither we are tending, we could then better judge what to do and how to do it.” – Abraham Lincoln
Falmouth and 11 other Cape Cod towns* declared climate emergencies in 2020. Saint Barnabas will host a public series aimed at building consensus and common understanding about the state of the planet.
While most people want action taken on climate change, there are vast differences in how we view the problem, and even little differences matter a great deal when crafting a community’s emergency response. For example, is a reasonable response declaring new building should be net zero? Net zero by 2030? Or is a reasonable response declaring no new building?
The desired outcome of this series is to spark discussions led by the community, for the community, to determine our emergency responses.
This series is organized by members of the Saint Barnabas Outreach Ministry and the Faith Communities Environmental Network of Cape Cod. Each session will include a presentation plus short videos and other resources from Pachamama Alliance to guide large and small group discussions.
These meetings will be held via Zoom and are free and open to all.
* Barnstable, Bourne, Brewster, Dennis, Eastham, Falmouth, Harwich, Mashpee, Orleans, Provincetown, Truro, and Wellfleet have declared a climate emergency.

Dates: Wednesday, January 13, 2021, 7:00-8:30pm – “Where are we now?”
Wednesday, January 20, 2021, 7:00-8:30pm – “How did we get here?”
Wednesday, January 27, 2021, 7:00-8:30pm – “What is possible now?”
Wednesday, February 3, 2021, 7:00-8:30pm – “Where do we go from here?”
Register here or email for the registration link.