Networking

Many congregants and religious leaders want to take action on climate change but lack support. By connecting concerned congregants with like-minded people in other houses of worship, the strength of their conviction grows and they find strategies to move forward.

OhIPL enables this process through activities such as:

  • Facilitated discussions, known as Climate Conversations, in which people can connect the dots between their values and climate change, deepen their understanding of its implications, and consider what they might do.
  • The Earth Stewards Directory, a first-of-its-kind online database of actions Ohio houses of worship have taken to address climate change. This database enables congregants in one house of worship to learn what others are doing and contact people in those places of worship who might advise them.