Theological Foundations, Energy Efficiency, and Waste Management for Greening Houses of Worship
8:30 am - 4:30 pm Nebraska Wesleyan University Callen Hall, Lincoln
Featuring Keynote Speaker Rabbi Lawrence Troster, Scholar-in-Residence, GreenFaith.Rabbi Troster is one of the leading eco-theologians in the world today. He has published and lectured widely on theology, environmentalism, liturgy, bioethics, modern cosmology and Judaism.
How can your church lower its carbon footprint? What are the best practices for saving energy and managing waste? How can you incorporate the care of creation into the life of your faith community?
The day will include a keynote speech on theology and our environmental context, breakout sessions on energy efficiency and recycling, a catered lunch, and a panel discussion from individuals who have successfully "greened" their buildings.
Who Should Attend?
• People of faith from all traditions
• Building managers
• Faith leaders
How Do I Register?
Register at nebraskaipl.org
Registration fee: $35/person, or $30/person if two or more register together.
For more information, email email@example.com or call 402-405-9425
Co-Hosted by Nebraska Interfaith Power & Light and the Nebraska Energy Office
|8:30-9:00 am||Registration, Coffee & Refreshments|
|9:00-9:10 am||Welcome & Introductions — Rev. Kim Morrow, Project Director, Nebraska Interfaith Power & Light and Marc Shkolnick, Manager of Energy Services, Lincoln Electric System|
|9:10-10:00 am||Keynote Presentation: “All in the Same Boat: Confronting the Moral and Spiritual Challenge of Climate Change” — Rabbi Lawrence Troster|
|10:15-11:00 am||Energy Efficiency for Congregations Workshop|
|11:15-12:00 am||Best practices for Recycling & Waste Management — Carrie Hakencamp, Executive Director, WasteCap|
|1:00-2:30 pm||Panel Discussion: Examples of Greening Congregations in Lincoln|
|2:45-3:15 pm||Small Group Conversations: What Green Measures Can You Begin at Your House of Worship?|
|3:15-4:00 pm||Incorporating Creation Care into the life of Your Congregation — Rabbi Troster & Rev. Morrow|
|4:00-4:30 pm||Networking Reception with Vendors|