2020 Green Team Summit

  • September 13, 2020
  • September 17, 2020
  • 11 sessions
  • September 13, 2020, 4:00 PM 5:30 PM (EDT)
  • September 14, 2020, 4:30 PM 5:30 PM (EDT)
  • September 14, 2020, 6:00 PM 7:00 PM (EDT)
  • September 14, 2020, 7:30 PM 8:30 PM (EDT)
  • September 15, 2020, 6:00 PM 7:00 PM (EDT)
  • September 15, 2020, 7:30 PM 8:30 PM (EDT)
  • September 16, 2020, 6:00 PM 7:00 PM (EDT)
  • September 16, 2020, 7:30 PM 8:30 PM (EDT)
  • September 17, 2020, 4:30 PM 5:30 PM (EDT)
  • September 17, 2020, 6:00 PM 7:00 PM (EDT)
  • September 17, 2020, 7:30 PM 8:30 PM (EDT)
  • Virtual Event

Join GU's Fatith Goes Green Impact Team at the Faith in Place Green Team Summit

Faith in Place to Host Virtual Green Team Summit | Natural Sustainable Living Chicago

Join Faith in Place September 13-17th for the first-ever virtual Green Team Summit!

Join us in September to explore how interconnected our world is with people of faith who care about the environment and justice. We will connect the dots between the COVID-19 pandemic, climate change, and racial justice through our FREE workshops each night.

2020 Green Team Summit Agenda

Please note, all times listed are CDT.

SEP

13

Keynote Panel

  • 4:00 PM  5:30 PM
A Just Recovery: Everything is Connected

with Rev. Dr. Otis Moss, III, Carlos Zegarra, Yoca Arditi-Rocha, and Veronica Kyle

Rev. Dr. Otis Moss, III, Carlos Zegarra, and Yoca Arditi-Rocha will join this session’s keynote panel and explore ways that the root causes and burden of impact of the COVID-19 pandemic are the same as those that cause our environmental and climate crisis. The panel will also explore recovery solutions that address the shared root causes of these common crises and injustices. 

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14

Workshop 1

  • 4:30 PM  5:30 PM
A Just Recovery: How Climate Change Impacts Health

with Dr. Natasha DeJarnett

From worsening air quality to increasing natural disasters, the natural effects of climate change impact mental, physical, and social health for our communities. Join Dr. Natasha DeJarnett for this workshop which will explore the many ways human health is connected to the warming planet. It will also dive into ways we can build community resilience in the face of such a complex crisis. 

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14

Workshop 2

  • 6:00 PM  7:00 PM
A Just Recovery: COVID-19 and A Just Recovery

with Jalees Rehman, M.D.

Explore the root causes of the COVID-19 crisis, how the pandemic acutely affects already disadvantaged communities, and how solutions must recognize these injustices and address the same wounds that cause our climate crisis and environmental racism.

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14

Workshop 3

  • 7:30 PM  8:30 PM
A Just Recovery: Facing Our Climate Crisis

with Jacqueline Patterson

This workshop explores how the root causes and impact of the climate crisis are rooted in inequity. Fossil fuel dependent growth and the corresponding boost in quality of life was not equally experienced by all communities. However, the negative impacts of burning fossil fuels, like pollution and climate change, most acutely affect the communities least responsible. Climate change solutions, therefore, must embrace this reality and seek justice at their core. Local solutions and ways to take action will be offered.

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15

Workshop 4

  • 6:00 PM  7:00 PM
A Just Recovery: Shifting to A Local Food Economy

With Monica Brown Moss

This workshop, led by Monica Brown Moss, dives into the connection between access to secure, nutritious food, health, and environmental care. A healthy, affordable, and local diet is critical for community resilience during crises like COVID-19. It also is a way to justly respond to the exploitative big farm practices that harm the environment and put workers and consumers at risk. It also highlights how shifting to a local food economy can enrich nutrition as climate change affects the nutrient density of foods. 

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15

Workshop 5

  • 7:30 PM  8:30 PM
A Just Recovery: The Health and Economic Impacts of Flooding in Illinois

with Ryan Wilson and Tracy Lewis

This workshop connects the dots between climate change and the flooding throughout Illinois. Flooding disproportionately impacts air quality, home safety, and roadways for disadvantaged communities and threatens farmers’ livelihoods. The health and economic impacts of flooding will be explored and how Green Teams and environmental advocates can advance just solutions.

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16

Workshop 6

  • 4:30 PM  5:30 PM
A Just Recovery: Transitioning to Clean Energy

with Deputy Governor Mitchell

The effects of climate change are already impacting health and economy for Illinoisans with a disproportionate burden falling on economically disadvantaged communities. A just transition to clean energy is critical to mitigate the worse impacts of climate change. This workshop will explore what that transition can look like and how Green Teams and environmental advocates can get further involved in advancing a just transition.

SEP

16

Workshop 7

  • 6:00 PM  7:00 PM
A Just Recovery: Why Migration Stories Matter

with Rev. Laura Kigweba James

Migration is often rooted in suffering: the loss of home, family, and land. In this pain, there is also hope for a new life and world. Embracing those that migrate, their stories, and their strength is one way to build community resilience in facing climate change. Join this workshop to learn ways we can welcome and celebrate the stories of migrants as we face the climate crisis together.

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16

Workshop 8

  • 7:30 PM  8:30 PM
A Just Recovery: Addressing Social Isolation and Loneliness by Connecting to Nature

with Luis E. Morales-Vallín

The COVID-19 pandemic has created widespread social isolation and loneliness across all faith communities and all ethnicities. Join this workshop to learn ways virtual interactions with nature can reduce feelings of social isolation and loneliness.

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17

Workshop 9

  • 4:30 PM  5:30 PM

A Just Recovery: Refining the Green Team Organizing Model

Faith in Place works to help our faith partners establish and coach Green Teams, three or more members of a house of worship who provide cooperative leadership to educate, connect, and advocate for healthier communities. Faith in Place currently coaches 147 active Green Teams for advancing environmental programs and consciousness within the context of their faith community’s unique culture, history, and theological practices.

During the Spring of 2020, our Outreach Directors worked to refine and improve the Green Team model. During this workshop, our Outreach team will share these findings with you to help you grow and strengthen your own impact at your House of Worship.

Whether a new or aspiring Green Team at a House of Worship, or a long-time Green Team, this workshop is for you.

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17

Workshop 10

  • 6:00 PM  7:00 PM
A Just Recovery: Youth Leading the Environmental Justice Movement

with Cesar Almeida

This workshop will be youth-led and highlight the ways they are leading and shaping the environmental justice movement with an impact that decades of science could not produce. The vision and strategy the youth utilize will be shared as well as an invitation for Green Teams and people of all ages to support their powerful voice.

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17

Closing Networking Session

  • 7:30 PM  8:30 PM

This session will allow people to network with other Green Teams in their region or with similar interests. Attendees can build off each other’s ideas and find new ways to connect in this virtual world.



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