"We are called to uphold our values and upheave injustice.”
We invite Iowa college students to join Iowa Interfaith Power & Light and our virtual host college, Central College, for our Called to Climate Action student leadership training on September 17 from 11am-1pm. This is a free training.
Our annual interfaith student leadership program promotes climate awareness, action, and leadership among students across Iowa campuses. This year’s iteration will include an online student leadership training on September 17 to start a five-week campus project. To wrap up the five-week campus projects we have another online, statewide, virtual public event on October 24. In between, we are asking Iowa college students to organize at least one, faith-based action for climate justice on their campus.
We recommend that Iowa college students register individually as there will be breakout room discussions. If you choose to watch with a group, please do so responsibly with masks on and social distancing.
Thursday, September 17, 2020
11:00 AM CDT - 1:00 PM CDT
Central College via Zoom
After registration, you will receive an email with the Zoom link.
Rev. Michael Malcom
Alabama Interfaith Power & Light
The Reverend Michael Malcom is the Executive Director of Alabama Interfaith Power and Light and a licensed and ordained United Church of Christ Minister. Rev Malcom is the founder and Executive Director of the People’s Justice Council and the Environmental Justice Representative for the Southeast Conference of the United Church of Christ. He is currently the co-chair of the Building Power from the Grassroots Task Force with Climate Action Network International, and the co-chair of the Environmental Justice working group for the Southeast Climate and Energy Network.
He considers himself an impassioned environmental justice advocate, fighting against environmental racism and injustice. He has heard, believes, and evangelizes the message of environmental justice. He does this through education and advocacy from a faith based perspective. He sees environmental justice as the moral obligation to love your neighbor; the solution to the climate crisis; and, power must be built from the grassroots up.
We are able to provide this training for free thanks to the generous donations of our sponsors.
Central College in Pella, Iowa, is a residential liberal arts college dedicated to helping students discover and develop their greatest potential. Central is known for its academic rigor, leadership and character formation, global experiential learning, STEM (science, technology, engineering and math), athletics, civic engagement, and sustainability education.
Defend Our Future, a project of the Environmental Defense Fund, is a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to empowering young people of all political persuasions who are interested in advancing climate justice and clean energy solutions that grow our economy and protect the world for future generations.
Make sure to check your email today for the Zoom login information for September 17th.
If you do not receive an email, please email Irene DeMaris at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please share with anyone who might be interested in Called to Climate Action!
Save the Date for our larger Called to Climate Action event where student leaders will share their campus actions along with having a keynote and workshops. This event is geared for college students, Iowa IPL supports, and anyone with a passion for climate action.