Skyridge Church of the Brethren
394 South Drake Rd.
Kalamazoo, MI, 49009
Date(s) - 04/22/2023
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
“One Earth, One Chance” Earth Day Event Looks to Change Attitudes and Actions, Promote Environmental Justice
KALAMAZOO, Mich. – Grassroots activist David Radcliff of the Virginia-based New Community Project will lead a workshop and discussion this Earth Day on environmental sustainability and social justice in our communities. The workshop will be held on Saturday, April 22, 2023, from 1-3 pm at Skyridge Church of the Brethren (394 South Drake Rd., Kalamazoo) and virtually via Zoom.
According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, “the influence of human activity on the warming of the climate system has evolved from theory to established fact.” Climate change is real. The next question is – what will we do about saving our planet now and for generations to come?
“We are a group committed to peace and justice, earth care, and efforts to leave a humane and thriving planet for those who will follow us,” said the Skyridge Worship Planning Task Team, who felt it was important to bring David Radcliff’s workshop to Kalamazoo.
David Radcliff launched New Community Project (NCP) in August 2003 and leads hands-on tours, workshops and other experiences to support the goal of changing the world. NCP has partnerships around the world, with a primary focus in the U.S. and a national network of around 11,000 people. There are Sustainable Living Centers in Vermont and Virginia, which puts NCP ideals into action and hosts visitors, volunteers and interns. Other NCP partnerships are with grassroots groups in East and Southern Africa (South Sudan, Rwanda, the Congo and Malawi); Nepal and Myanmar in South Asia; the Dominican Republic; and native communities in the Ecuadorian Amazon, Alaska and the Dine Reservation in New Mexico.
People interested in attending the workshop and discussion may register online at https://bit.ly/3ZSVAxe or by calling 269-375-3939 with your name, contact information and attendance preference (in person or virtual). Walk-ins are welcome on the day of the workshop, subject to seating availability.
About New Community Project: In addition to talks and tours around environmental sustainability and social justice, NCP serves communities around the world by raising funds for hunger relief, medical relief, training and scholarships, planting trees, microloans for women entrepreneurs and much more. You may learn more by visiting https://www.newcommunityproject.info/.
About Skyridge Church: At Skyridge, seeking to live the ways of Jesus in our lives holds priority over having particular ideas about Jesus. Though we are firmly rooted in the life and teachings of Jesus, the congregation includes people who draw from non-Christian traditions in their spirituality. We don’t have a specific creed. We do have an atmosphere that welcomes conversation, questions, and study. Founders of the Church of the Brethren valued simple living, peacemaking, service to others, and building community. At Skyridge, this heritage remains among us in our mindful and careful use of material goods and in actively caring for the earth. You may learn more by visiting www.skyridge.org.