past events : Town Hall Meeting on Climate Change
“I can hear from the whisper of the winds the sound of Thy glorification and praise and can recognize in the murmur of the waters the voice that proclaimeth Thy virtues and Thine attributes, and can apprehend from the rustling of the leaves the mysteries that have been irrevocably ordained by Thee in Thy realm. ” ~The Baha'u'llah (the Glory of God) sacred scriptures of the Baha'i
Monday, July 16, 2007 / 7:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
North Shore Unitarian Church
2100 Half Day Road
Please join Rev. Clare Butterfield and Faith in Place for a special gathering for members of the faith community in the 10th Congressional District.
Mr. Peter Goldmark from Environmental Defense will be speaking about how to build momentum for good federal carbon legislation this fall.
Monday, July 16 from 7-8:30 p.m.
Northshore Unitarian Church
2100 Half Day Road (IL Route 22)
Deerfield, IL 60015
The purpose of this gathering is to prepare the religious community in the 10th congressional district for fall movement at the federal level on a carbon cap. We believe that some kind of legislation will pass this fall, and it’s critical that it be a good bill. The tenth district plays a key role in the Illinois and national legislative picture, so this is an opportunity for a select group of people who could mobilize letter-writing and other advocacy activities in their congregations to strategize together, with a really gifted and interesting speaker in Peter Goldmark. We think it’s going to be an extraordinary evening, and we’d really like to have you with us.
Mr. Peter Goldmark is the Program Director of Environmental Defense’s Climate & Air Program. Most recently the chairman and CEO of the International Herald Tribune, Peter has had exceptional careers in the public and private sectors, including serving as executive director of the Port Authority of New York and NJ. Peter also served as budget director for the State of New York during the city's financial crisis and was an architect of its rescue. He served as President of the Rockefeller Foundation and encouraged their involvement in environmental issues, particularly energy. He's a wonderful speaker, and he's particularly interested in a conversation with members of the religious community to develop a strategy that will get us the best possible outcome.
Call Faith in Place with any questions, and ask for Doreen (our summer intern).