The March 11th Sound The Alarm action kicked off our powerful 2021 Creation Justice Advocacy organizing during the Oregon legislative session by sounding the alarm on climate change.

The 11th of March was the kickoff day for powerful 2021 climate action. We organized our communities to Sound the Alarm on our climate crisis. People of faith from all over the world will publicly sound the alarm of our climate crisis through bells, drums, shofars, voices, pots & pans, other noise makers, and through action in community. THEN, Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon (EMO) is hosted a free virtual forum: Creation Justice Advocacy Team 2021. We have important statewide organizing to do during the Oregon legislative session!

EcoFaith Recovery is partnering with Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon (EMO) and Oregon Interfaith Power & Light (OIPL) to join GreenFaith‘s global day of action for the climate and the EMO Creation Justice Team 2021 actions. What we may doubt that we can do alone, we know we can do together when we join our power and our voices to stand up boldly for what we believe in.

Watch the Sound The Alarm, March 11th Day of action Video Compilation, with 16 faith communities and organizations that took action.

A sneak peak of bills coming up for vote this year is 100% Clean Energy for All. We can make this a reality for every Oregon resident.

We know that grassroots people of faith across the world are organizing for environmental justice and we believe that grassroots communities are ahead of our institutions and denominations in calling for bold climate solutions. Join us on March 11, 2021, and join people of faith across the world with taking action in support of massive change and climate action.

The world is crying out for change. Around the world, diverse, grassroots people of faith and conscience are coming together to demand real solutions and to lead by example…. We won’t stop till we’ve protected the planet and created a compassionate, loving, and just world.

Greenfaith

 – Upcoming Actions – 

EcoFaith Recovery is a member of the Oregon Clean Energy Opportunity coalition, which is promoting a package of three bills during this session. One of the bills is the 100% Clean Energy for All bill (HB 2021), which had an information session on Monday 3/15 at 1pm and a public hearing on Wednesday 3/17 also at 1pm.

As an ally organization, the coalition requests that we observe the hearings and submit written testimony by Thursday 3/18 at 1pm. The coalition asks that we allow frontline community members to provide oral testimony during the limited time that is available. See the links to the sessions below.

Check out a testimony guide here and more information about the bill here. Submit testimony to support the bill here.

Information Session
When: Monday, March 15 from 1:00PM to 2:30PM

Where: Watch the Recording here

Public Hearing

When: Monday, March 22nd from 1:00PM to 3:00PM

Where: Online! Tune into the meeting  here.

Written Testimony
When: Due by Tuesday, March 23rd at 1:00PM

Link to submit testimony not yet available

 


 

Sign-up For Creation Justice Advocacy Team 2021

March 11th, 2021 at 7:00pm PST

On March 11th at 7 p.m., join a free virtual forum “Creation Justice Advocacy Team 2021.”
We will learn about EMO’s Oregon Interfaith Power & Light (OIPL) climate and environmental policy advocacy for the 2021 Oregon Legislative Session. This Creation Justice Advocacy Team 2021 will meet throughout the legislative session for training and education, participate in state and federal lobbying about creation justice, and serve as a rapid response team to respond to action alerts throughout the session.

We are partnering with environmental groups who place particular attention on racial and economic justice. We need YOU to join us as we raise an interfaith voice for moral and just public policies for the health of our communities and land.

>>SIGN UP FOR CREATION JUSTICE ADVOCACY TEAM 2021 HERE<<

March 11th Kickoff Event

Your Participation Matters

Steps to Participate in the Global Day of Action:

  • Designate a community action organizer(s) and review the Action Organizer document here.
  • Decide on what action you will take and where/how.
    • See action examples below.
    • Will you meet physically-distanced outside your faith community building?
    • Will you meet at the park, outside your law makers office building, or at another public space (street corner, etc.)?
    • Will you meet via Zoom or other online platform?
  • Publicize and Invite your community to this global day of action.
  • Meet with your community on March 11th, 2021 at 11:00am (or a time of your choosing, if need be.)
  • Take a Video of your community in action.
    • Submit a short version of your video to EcoFaith with the phrase: [Your Faith Community Name] demands 100% clean energy for all.” Your community statement will be included in a compilation of the March 11th day of action.
    • Post your video on social media with the hashtags #Faiths4Climate, #SacredPeopleSacredEarth, @ecofaithrecovery, @e_m_oregon, @greenfaithworld
  • Attend EMO’s Training on March 11th at 7:00pm (PST) to learn about upcoming ways to support new Oregon climate legislation campaigns and further community building for climate justice.

Sound the Alarm Event Page

A page for those organizing the March 11th Sound the Alarm event and action. MORE DETAILS ON MARCH 11th EVENT.

EMO 2021 Creation Justice Sign-Up

(Receive important upcoming information for the March 11th action, training, and future organizing.)

 

 

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