PPEAT Eco-Tips

October 27, 2022

The recently passed Inflation Reduction Act offers a number of initiatives for changing from fossil fuel usage to electricity and renewable energy. The website  www.rewiringamerica.org is an excellent guide to these federal incentives. In addition to these federal opportunities, Efficiency Maine gives rebates for insulation, heat pump installation, and electric as well as hybrid vehicles. See www.efficiencymaine.com […]

Climate Disasters, Human Impacts

September 15, 2022

Fifteen inches of rain in 24 hours. Millions experiencing famine on the Horn of Africa as a result of a severe, prolonged and persistent drought.  Wheat as a diplomatic tool between Russia, Ukraine and the U.S. and all of their allies. Devastating floods leaving one-third of Pakistan under water. Hundreds of homes destroyed by wildfires […]

Eco Tip: How fashion impacts the environment

August 18, 2022

According to the United Nations Environmental Program, the fashion industry contributes 10% of the global carbon dioxide output and also 1/5th of the plastic produced yearly. Synthetics such as polyester are produced from oil and cause micro plastic pollution in rivers and oceans, harming marine and river species. In addition, wastewater from textile production sheds […]

PPEAT: D064 Endorsement

July 21, 2022

General Convention 2022 passed a number of creation care resolutions, including D064 Endorse and Encourage Green Deal Legislation. Among other things, D064 urges “all Episcopalians to advocate for our governments to address environmental and ecological issues, not least the Green New Deal and other associated “Green Deals,” to be defined as “broad and ambitious packages […]

Go Plastic Free in July

July 6, 2022

Summer can often be a time of using disposable plastics for picnics, gatherings outings, etc. To reduce single-use plastics, One Climate Future is holding a plastic-free July incentive. You can sign a pledge to be plastic-free for the month and will receive weekly e-mails sharing prompts and ideas to go plastic-free. By participating, you will […]

PPEAT Meeting Minutes: June 14, 2022

June 14, 2022

Public Policy and Environmental Action Team Minutes June 14, 2022 6-7 PM Via Zoom  Facilitator: Sarah Braik Minutes: Sarah Braik Present: Dick Farnsworth, John Hennessy, Mary Linneman, Sarah Braik, Ralph Cordes, Meredith Tipton, Barbara Ryland, Ruth Roemer, Shana Rose, Jeri Edgar, Sam Allen, Theodore Kanellakis, Paula Gillies The Cathedral of St. Luke sits on unceded […]

PPEAT Meeting Minutes: February 8, 2022

February 8, 2022

Public Policy and Environmental Action Team Minutes  February 8, 2022  Facilitator: Sarah Braik  Minutes: Charles Skold  Present: Barbara Ryland, Ralph Cordes, Sarah Braik, Ben Shambaugh, Mary Linneman, Ruth Roemer, John Hennessy, Charles Skold, Kathy Coughlin, Sam Allen  Territory Acknowledgement  The Cathedral of St. Luke sits on unceded Wabanaki territory. We acknowledge that we have benefitted […]

PPEAT Meeting Minutes: January 11, 2022

January 11, 2022

Public Policy and Environmental Action Team Minutes January 11, 2022 6-7 PM   Facilitator:  Charles Skold Minutes: Sarah Braik Present: Ruth Roemer, Sarah Braik, Mary Linneman, Sam Allen, Meredith Tipton, Dick Farnsworth, Charles Skold, Ralph Cordes, Barbara Ryland, Ted Kannelakis, Kathy Coughlin, Connie Bingham, John Hennessy   The Cathedral of St. Luke sits on unceded […]

Eco-Tip: Green Your Laundry Routine

January 1, 2022

January Eco-Tip: Green Your Laundry Routine The average family washes about 300 loads of laundry per year. Doing laundry makes up about 16% of the average household’s water use. In older machines, one load of laundry can take up to 45 gallons of water! By comparison, high-efficiency machines use between 15-30 gallons per load. Your […]

PPEAT Meeting Minutes: December 14, 2021

December 14, 2021

Public Policy and Environmental Action Team (PPEAT)  Dec. 14th, 2021  Facilitator: Sarah Braik  Minutes: Charles Skold  Present: Sarah Braik, Charles Skold, John Hennessy, Sue Inches, Mary Linneman, Barbara Ryland, Connie Bingham, Sam Allen, Elizabeth Parsons, Dick Farnsworth, Ted Kanellakis  Territory Acknowledgement  The Cathedral of St. Luke sits on unceded Wabanaki territory. We acknowledge that we […]

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