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Creation Care Conference, Climate Change and Faith 2012

Keynote Speaker Rev. Rebekah Simon-Peter


Speakers, workshops, exhibits!

GREAT NEWS:  Early Bird Rates stay in effect throughout! 

Dates: Saturday, April 14, 5-9 pm and Sunday, April 15, 11:30-5:30 pm; Exhibit floors opens 9:30 am on Sunday                          
Location: Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 4500 N. Wadsworth Boulevard, Wheat Ridge, Colorado

2012 Creation Care Conference Flyer                                          
Schedule including workshops (does not include workshop descriptions)
Workshop descriptions and presenters

New feature–free tours to take place April 21 and 22.  Sign up only at conference!

Visit our sponsor page to plan your exhibit route!  Exhibits open 5 pm Saturday, 9:30 am Sunday

Click to go to the registration page! 

Keynote Speaker: Rev. Rebekah Simon-Peter, founder of BridgeWorks
The author of Green Church: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Rejoice! and Seven Simple Steps to Green Your Church, Rebekah earned a B.S. in Environmental Studies at the University of Vermont and worked on the State of Vermont’s water quality and acid rain studies. As a trained and experienced naturalist and scientist, she bridges the gap between faith and action in the care of Creation.Raised in an interfaith home, her interactions with the Jewish community have interested her in the Jewish roots of Christianity. She is passionate about turning barriers into bridges of understanding.  Before becoming Director of BridgeWorks, Rebekah served local churches for more than a decade in the Rocky Mountain west. She makes her home in the Continental Divide Basin of Wyoming where she lives with her husband Jerry Gonzales.  Catch a snippet of Rebekah from her Facebook page

Guest Speakers:  Saturday night’s schedule features Zane Kessler, a former staffer to Senator Michael Bennet with focus on environmental issues, now at recycOil, speaking on the impact of climate change in Colorado and Leslie Glustrom, Research Director with Clean Energy Action, speaking about ways to move our electric supply away from fossil fuel.  Check Leslie out via this YouTube clipOur final guest speaker, on Sunday afternoon, will be Senator Morgan Carroll.  Senator Carroll recently published, Take Back Your Government, a Citizen’s Guide to Grassroots Change.  Read a Westword review of her book here.  Books will able available for purchase/signing at the event. 

Climate Refugees Documentary

This award winning Michael Nash documentary, will be shown as two consecutive workshops on Sunday afternoon. This video shows us the faces of those who will become climate refugees–forced to migrate elsewhere because climate change has made their home region uninhabitable. It goes beyond that to address how the developed world will need to adapt to the massive climate refugee pressures that are inevitable. To date, this DVD has not been available through retail or online rental outlets.  This DVD will later be made available for showing in congregations.    

Can you help spread the word?  Click here for a Word document (opens in Word window) with copy & paste text suitable for a congregation newsletter or bulletin. Complete with clip art! And print some copies of the flyer above to post at your congregation’s building. For a two-sided piece (flyer on one side and conference schedule and registration on the other side), download the schedule and registration form and print on the reverse side of the flyer. (Of course, we encourage online registration.)

Interested in sponsoring/exhibiting? Click here for Sponsorship information package