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The Climate Justice Resource Centre has been developed as a follow-up to the Lenten book study group on Saving Us by Katharine Hayhoe, who is a Canadian Christian Climate Scientist.  As Christians we know that God makes us stewards of this planet. In Genesis 1:29 we find our mandate. In Proverbs 8, Wisdom/Sophia is calling to us at the street corners imploring us to act or the consequences will be dire.

I have volunteered to coordinate a collection of resource information to be posted in the Parish News and maintained on the church website.  Please send any resources you wish to share to me: Barbara Ruttan 

Resources Added on a regular basis:

May 2, 2022. Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming, 2017/ Paul Hawken Editor, is a book recommended by Norm Newberry.   

“Eighty of the solutions analyzed are in place, well understood and are scaling. What our 70-person global research team did was measure the impact the solutions would have if they continued to scale in a rigorous but reasonable way, and what the cost and profits would be.” – Paul Hawken,   

This PDF links to a more recent follow-up to the book and is a comprehensive outline of the program: a modern, intensely practical, account of the stewardship of Creation.  

April 27, 2022. The Citizen's Guide to Climate Success by Mark Jaccard is a book recommended by John Loukidelis.   Katherine Hayhoe says: “If you have ever wondered what it will take to fix climate change, this book offers the facts, the analysis, and ultimately, the clarity we need to understand fully the challenges that confront us and the solutions that will lead us to a better future.” The book and his videos are well worth your time.   Here is a link to a wonderful interview with Mark Jaccard based on his book. For shorter videos based on specific topics, scrawl down to the bottom of this link:  With an election imminent in Ontario, Mark shares his views on how to identify a climate sincere politician in this video. 

April 20, 2022. Here is a link to Katharine Hayoe’s TED Talk which beautify summarizes many of the points she makes in her book Saving Us.

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