Olympia Green Faith to call for climate action at Oct. 18 event

Event will introduce Olympia's chapter of this international movement

This 15-minute video introduces Olympia Green Faith details its calls for action, and provides a background on the upcoming United Nations Climate Change Conference.
Courtesy of Olympia Green Faith

The Olympia arm of Green Faith, an international, multi-faith grassroots organization, will call for climate action at an event at Fertile Ground on Oct. 18.

Olympia Green Faith said in a news release that the event, called Faiths for Climate Action, will run from 5 to 6 p.m. at the corner of Adams St. and 9th Ave.

The scheduled activities are an introduction to the Green Faith movement and the upcoming United Nations Climate Change Conference, a song, an interfaith prayer, and a tree prayer inspired by a Siberian indigenous tradition.

Participants will also send postcards and emails to government officials and leaders of banks and corporations asking them to mitigate climate extremes by reducing greenhouse gas emissions and keeping fossil fuels in the ground.

The event will feature Reverend Corey Passons, an interfaith minister and program manager for Interfaith Works, Jason Goward of the Fond du Lac Tribe in Minnesota, and Nathaniel Jones, a former Olympia City Council member.

Participants are expected to wear masks and observe social distancing.

“We’re a small group here in Olympia,” Barb Carey of Green Faith said. “But even as a small group, we trust that change in one area accelerates change in other areas.”


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