Religious Witness for the Earth

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December 26, 2002

For information, contact:

Rev. Fred Small (978) 486-3044 (w) 486-9404(h)
Bob Luoma (978) 369-1240
Brian Carlson (617)338-8131

Climate Change Activist to Address Religious Group

Carlisle, MA, December 26, 2002 —- Environmental advocate Cindy Luppi will present "Cooling Creation: What New Englanders Can Do to Stop Global Warming" Monday, January 13, at 7:30 pm at the First Religious Society in Carlisle, 27 School Street. The program is sponsored by Religious Witness for the Earth, the interfaith environmental network, and the public is invited.

In August, 2001, all six New England governors agreed to a regional Climate Change Action Plan to reduce greenhouse emissions. Each state is now responsible to implement the plan. Luppi will discuss how citizens, and especially people of faith, can take strong and effective action against global warming.

"Climate change is one of the most pressing moral issues we face today," according to Rev. Fred Small, Co-chair of Religious Witness for the Earth. "We need to act swiftly and courageously to safeguard creation for our own children and grandchildren."

Cindy Luppi has been the Organizing Director for Clean Water Fund since 1994, leading efforts to support local grassroots partners in community-based campaigns. Directing Clean Water’s energy campaigns for the last five years, Luppi coordinates the Northeast Clean Power Coalition, which has pressed for clean-up of the region's oldest and most polluting coal and oil-fired power plants. Most recently, she helped found the Northeast Climate Action Project, a regional coalition of over 100 organizations urging the New England Governors and Eastern Canadian Premiers to implement fully the regional Climate Action Plan passed in August 2001.

Religious Witness for the Earth (RWE) is a national interfaith network dedicated to public witness in defense of creation. Seeing climate change and environmental devastation as issues of justice, RWE seeks to protect the environment and public health through prayer, education, and nonviolent action.

For further information, please call Bob Luoma at (978) 369-1240 or Brian Carlson at (617)338-8131.


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