Convert part of your yard into a small wildflower sanctuary for butterflies, bees, and birds. Tri-State Creation Care will show you how and provide free seed.
Two dates are scheduled: Sat., Mar. 25, 9:30 am at All Saints Church, 704 N. 1st Ave and Thurs., Mar. 30, 6:30 pm at the Central Library (downtown), Browning Rm A. You can also join via Zoom for either session.
This Saturday, Feb. 25, 9 am (CST) – Noon (doors open 8:30) at Aldersgate UMC, 5130 Lincoln Ave., Evansville
We highlight artist Dawn Murtaugh at this year’s conference. Dawn’s specialty is recycled fabric art. Inspired by the photos coming out of the James Webb space observatory, she has created cosmic images using tiny pieces of fabric. Her work is truly unique. In addition, proceeds of any piece sold will be donated to Tri-State CC.
Keynote by John Mundell, the Vatican’s Global Director of the Laudato Si’ Action Platform. If not possible to attend in person, the keynote can be seen virtually. For Zoom invite, click this link: Virtual keynote registration
IMPORTANT: Lincoln Ave has been closed to thru traffic which includes the main entrance of Aldersgate. It is possible to drive thru the barriers to the front entrance, but it is more convenient to enter thru their back entrance. Coming from the west on the Loyd Expressway, turn right on Cullen Ave. (at Harrison H. S.) Coming from the east, go down Lincoln Ave and turn right onto Cullen. Consult the map below.
This year, we also will highlight Ray Wilson of Faith in Place who will present on, “Thriving Faith Communities, How to Save Energy and Money.” By focusing on their use of energy and even the installation of solar, faith communities can save significant dollars. Those attending Ray’s breakout session will learn the basics and receive tips on energy conservation and see how other congregations have succeeded in energy savings as well as becoming more earth friendly.
About our keynote – John Mundell, as an environmental businessman, has been a leader in advocating for a sustainable economy. John founded his company, MUNDELL, in 1995 as part of the Economy of Communion in Freedom (EoC) network of companies. Launched in Brazil in 1991, the EoC represents a new paradigm in business and economics, where participating companies foster a ‘communitarian’ approach to the redistribution of profits to those in need. Consisting of over 1200 small- to mid-size businesses in over 50 countries, the EoC’s business owners promote a culture of giving and social justice through businesses animated with the values of universal fraternity. As part of his EoC involvement, John currently serves on both the International EoC Commission and the North American EoC Advisory Board.
It is not a field of flowers that defines that. It is our commitment to lessen the harmful impact we have on nature. It lies in choices of what we drive, what we eat, how we heat and cool our homes and buildings and whether we care enough to vote for more earth friendly elected leaders.
We are excited to host the Science AP students from Signature High School as one of our breakout sessions this year. They will present on environmental problems in the Tri-State area and what can be done about them. Each student will present an issue and then offer possible solutions to mitigate the problem. These issues include biodiversity and invasive species, hazardous and industrial wastes, greenhouse gas, water pollution, habitat loss and harmful agricultural practices. They will be the leaders for a better future.