Interfaith Green Network Presents:
A Community Conversation About Climate Change

Area congregations, sustainability organizations engage on climate action

Local residents care deeply about climate change – not only from a global perspective, but because a healthy environment is essential to strong, thriving neighborhoods. On Tuesday, April 23 from 7 to 8:30 pm, all are welcome to learn and discuss how we can take action on climate change. Presented by the Interfaith Green Network at the Oak Park Main Library Veterans Room, the talk will feature Jamie Ponce, one of the leaders in Chicago Community Climate Partnership.

Ponce is Director of Strategic Partnerships with the City Tech Collaborative and previously served as Director of Innovation with the Environmental Law & Policy Center. Ponce will give a presentation about progress with the Chicago Community Climate Partnership. Immediately following the presentation, participants will engage in a community conversation about what we can do individually and collectively about our rapidly changing world.

The Chicago Community Climate Partnership is a coalition of more than 70 cultural institutions, community groups, local businesses, environmental organizations, universities, and philanthropies. The coalition rose from an emerging demand by Chicagoans to take action on climate change.

“When we think about solutions to climate change, it’s sometimes hard to know where to begin and how to feel impactful,” shared Dick Alton, co-founder of the Interfaith Green Network. “With this Earth Day presentation, we wanted to share what’s happening in our regional community and identify tangible ways for residents to take action. With community input in this process, IGN will continue to offer resources and workshops to help residents mitigate the problem of climate change.”

The Chicago Climate Report will be held on April 23, 2019 at the Oak Park Public Library Veterans Room. It is FREE, but registration is requested. Register here: https://goo.gl/forms/uCIUqmkZfiWbwyRA2.

The Interfaith Green Network (IGN) is a faith-based sustainability initiative made up of 20 area congregations. Partnering with Green Community Connections, Seven Generations Ahead, Bike Walk Oak Park, Village of Oak Park Environment & Energy Commission and Chicago Community Climate Partnership, IGN is working to help make residents more aware of the problem of climate change and how each of us can become part of the solution.