Interfaith Environmental Network of Houston










Free and open to the public:
Justice Advocacy Workshop

Christ the King Evangelical Lutheran Church, 
Houston, TX

and online (simultaneously), via web meeting

Sun, March 4, 2018
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM CST

The Interfaith Environmental Network of Houston invites you to attend a Justice Advocacy Workshop taught by experts from TX Impact, an Austin-based interfaith justice advocacy organization. The Interfaith Environmental Network of Houston is a Houston affiliate of Texas Interfaith Center for Public Policy, a sister organization of TX Impact. 

Learn how to effectively raise your voice for the voiceless! This training will also cover plans & preparation for advocacy during Faith Climate Action Week in April (April 14 - April 22). The training will be recorded, so if you can’t make it, you can still get a copy of the training recording to review later. Metro bus lines 41 & 27 stop near the church. 

More Information and Tickets

For more information, please contact Lisa Brenskelle at gcs.lrc@gmail.com.


  • Stewardship of the Waters
  • Stewardship of the Plants
  • Stewardship of the Animals
  • Stewardship of the Soil

Past Events

Reducing Waste Generation in Houses of Worship

Sunday, February 4, 2 p.m.
First Congregational Church, Houston TX
Lisa Brenskelle, speaker

The Interfaith Environmental Network of Houston, a Houston affiliate of the Texas Interfaith Center for Public Policy, invites you to attend a talk on Reducing Waste Generation in Houses of Worship.  

Learn how you can reduce waste generated from building operations, events, grounds maintenance, worship services & more. Many tips can also be applied to waste reduction in the home. This talk will be given by Lisa Brenskelle, Lutherans Restoring Creation Team leader for the Texas Louisiana Gulf Coast synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. 

The talk takes place at First Congregational Church, 10840 Beinhorn in Houston, and simultaneously online, via web meeting.  There will be time for Q&A afterward.  


2018 Kick-Off Event

January 7, 2:00 – 4:00 pm CST

Free and open to the public


The Interfaith Environmental Network of Houston invites you to their 2018 Kick-Off Event at 1st Unitarian Universalist Church.

If you can’t attend in person, join us on Facebook Live (like us at: https://www.facebook.com/faithandenvironmenthouston/).

We will hear from faith leaders of a variety of faiths on the relationship between their faith and the natural world. There will be a presentation on the top ten free environmental resources for houses of worship.

We will recap activities from 2017, and discuss plans for 2018. You'll get an opportunity to provide your input into 2018 planning via a survey. And, we ask those who can do so to bring some snacks to share for our break-out sessions, during which we'll get to know each other better. We'll provide beverages to accompany the snacks. People of all faith are encouraged to attend, as are representatives of local environmental non-profits that would like to work with people of faith on environmental issues.

 

Sun, January 7, 2018

2:00 PM – 4:00 PM CST


1st Unitarian Universalist Church
5200 Fannin St.
Houston, TX 77004

Becoming Carbon Neutral

Sunday, August 6, 2017

The Interfaith Environmental Network of Houston invites the interested public to attend a lecture on Becoming Carbon Neutral. Many in the faith community are concerned about climate change and our individual and institutional contribution to its cause.  To address our role in climate change, we all need to understand and then implement carbon neutral design.  In this presentation, Jim Blackburn, an environmental lawyer & planner, Professor in the Practice in Environmental Law in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at Rice University, co-director of Rice’s SSPEED Center and a faculty scholar of the Baker Institute, will help us understand what carbon neutral design is for our faith institutions as well as ourselves by understanding our various carbon footprints and how to avoid, minimize and then offset our carbon dioxide emissions.  

The Interfaith Environmental Network of Houston is the Houston chapter of TX Interfaith Power & Light, a division of TX Impact.  

Becoming Carbon Neutral is free, and will take place on Sunday, August 9 from 4 – 5:30 p.m. at the University of St. Thomas, Robertson Hall, as well as online, via web meeting.  The lecture will be recorded, so if you can’t make it, you can still get a copy of the recording to review later. The University of St. Thomas is located at 3800 Montrose Blvd. in Houston.  Metro bus lines 82, 25 & 56 stop nearby.  For more information, please contact Lisa Brenskelle at gcs.lrc@gmail.com.

Easy Energy & Water Conservation for Houses of Worship

Sunday, June 4, 2017


The June meeting of the Interfaith Environmental Network of Houston will feature a talk on Easy Energy & Water Conservation for Houses of Worship. Lisa Brenskelle, who leads a ministry focusing on environmental stewardship for the Texas Louisiana Gulf Coast Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, will speak. You are invited to attend either in person at the University of St. Thomas, Robertson Hall, Room 213, or online, via web meeting.

The Interfaith Environmental Network of Houston is the Houston chapter of TX Interfaith Power & Light, a division of TX Impact, an Austin-based interfaith justice advocacy organization.

The talk will be recorded, so if you can’t make it, you can still get a copy to review later. For more information, please contact Lisa Brenskelle at gcs.lrc@gmail.com.



NEW 

Tuesday, February 27, 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Houston Museum of Natural Sciences 

This lecture will focus on the challenges and opportunities that lie before Houston, a key city in the global response to changing weather patterns, emerging economies and changing consumer preferences and needs. The future of Houston as a serious competitor in the global marketplace lies in many of the choices that will be made in the next few years. Are we ready to take our place as a truly world-class city, showing the way for the world, or will we be left behind?