IEN Energy Action Group is Formed

This group of representatives from Austin’s faith communities has been organized by the Interfaith Environmental Network of Austin to address the challenges and problems we are facing today with global warming and climate change, and the opportunities we have to solve these challenges, by addressing the future energy needs that exist globally.

Bob Murray and Joep Meijer, the “Climate Buddies,” are serving as informed consultants and catalysts for our work together to develop effective, local strategies that individuals and congregations can and should initiate to meet the critical energy challenges we must address in order to build a sustainable future for the global community and that recognizes the interdependence of human life and the well-being of our natural environment.  

The goals of this Energy Action Group include:

  • Awareness building among ourselves and our congregations about the environmental degradation that has and is occurring from our reliance on fossil fuel energy sources and other harmful human activities that impact adverse climate changes
  • Examining and learning “best practices” for energy conservation, efficiency and the promotion of renewable energy sources at both a personal level and a congregational level
  • Developing plans and making commitments to reduce our individual and collective carbon emissions, to identify a feasible sustainable energy plan to meet the future energy needs for Texas and Austin, to create a pledge program to encourage our congregations participation in these strategies we identify, and to promote public policies that call for energy conservation, efficiency, and renewable energy sources as a matter of our faith convictions about caring for the Creation on which our lives depend.  

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