NRCM Climate and Clean Energy Director Dylan Voorhees participated in a free public forum about climate change at First Congregational Church, Camden.
This event was sponsored by the church’s Faith and Public Issues Task Force and was an examination and discussion of what we are called to do as stewards of the earth when science is showing us the impact that our behavior and policies have had on our environment, contributing to climate change. Following the presentations, about one hour was devoted to a discussion open to all.
Bruce Cole, president of McNabb Marketing Resources, presented “Confessions of a Heavy Fossil Fuel User,” outlining his own efforts over several years to reduce the carbon footprint of his family’s household in Rockport.
Dylan Voorhees, NRCM’s Climate and Clean Energy Director spoke second and talked about what NRCM is doing to address climate change, what is happening in state government in climate matters, and how citizens can work to help reduce the impact of climate change through their own actions and through efforts to influence our local, state, and federal governments.
Bruce Cole, one of the organizers of the event said, “With this forum, we want to promote an understanding of the impact of human activity on climate change and how climate change affects the stability of our future. We will look at the actions that people can take personally to help address the problem. An important goal is to promote, through stewardship, the use of clean, sustainable energy to reduce the impact of climate change. We will emphasize the role that we, as citizens and people of faith, can play in influencing government at every level to recognize climate-change science and to develop policies to lower the use of fossil fuels.”
In addition, Pastor Deb Jenks commented on stewardship. Roy Hitchings facilitated the event.