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Cool Planet


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Our Cool Planet Working Group was formed in 2006 in response to the growing threat of global climate change. The relevance of this issue to our faith is well summarized in a resolution of the Presbyterian Church U.S.A., which…

…finds that the Christian mandate to care for Creation and the biblical promise of the restoration of right relationships between God, human beings, and the rest of Creation impels and inspires us to act to reduce our energy usage.

…finds that the urgency, injustice and seriousness of this issue calls us as Christians to act NOW and to act boldly to lead the way in reducing our energy usage.

…strongly urges all Presbyterians to immediately make a bold witness by aspiring to live carbon neutral lives.

 

What We’ve Been Up To Lately

On Sunday, Nov. 12, Cool Planet continued its tradition of hosting a ReGifting Table at the Harvest Fair, as a fun way to keep old stuff out of landfills and to avoid the environmental costs of manufacturing new stuff! People were very generous with their donations of new or very-gently used treasures, and others gave generously to Cool Planet in order to pick up holiday gifts.  Thanks to all of you!

In September, we brought two overtures for Divestment from Fossil Fuels to the San Jose Presbytery; they voted to concur on the overture to GA2018 and referred the one about divesting their own funds to their finance committee. We will continue to work with that group and encourage them to move forward on divestment.

 

What We’re About

First Pres states: “We are a green church, committed to environmental action and justice.Cool Planet’s mantra is: Look ahead. You are not expected to complete the task. Neither are you permitted to lay it down. —The Talmud

Click here to learn more about how we’re encouraging change by individuals, our church community and governments at various levels.

For a more complete history of our group, click here.

For a list of organizations we’ve supported recently, click here.

 

How to Join or Follow our Work

We post pictures, news and events on the  Cool Planet Facebook page.

We also post on fprespacoolplanet@yahoo.com.  Contact Pat Kinney to be added to that list.

We are a small group with big plans; we could use your help!  We meet in the Church Lounge on the first Sunday of each month just after the main worship service.  For further information, please contact Shirley Eglington.

 

Groups We Partner With:

Fossil Free PCUSA
Presbyterians for Earth Care
PC(USA) Environmental Ministries
GreenFaith
California Interfaith Power and Light
PICA (Peninsula Interfaith Climate Action)
350.org
Acterra
Canopy
Save the Bay