Medicare and You: April 16

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If you are approaching the age when you need to enroll in Medicare and want to understand what choices you have in selecting Medicare options, you are invited to attend a brief program here at MLUC on Sunday, April 16 following the 11:00 a.m. service's coffee hour.

MLUC member, John Maxwell is a licensed insurance agent who will offer a free session to help you understand and navigate this important decision. Take advantage of this opportunity to learn about Medicare in the relaxed setting of your own faith community. This will not be a sales pitch and will be a painless way to examine this subject among friends. To RSVP, email .

Address Climate Change

THINGS YOU CAN DO TO ADDRESS CLIMATE CHANGE

As a follow up to Climate Expert Chad Tolman's talk at MLUC on April 23, here are his recommendations for taking concrete action.

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  1. Take classes at local universities (Osher Lifelong Learning (Wilm.) and UD (Newark)

  2. Read good books:
  • Climate Literacy: The Essential Principles of Climate Science. (www.globalchange.gov)          
  • Climate Change Evidence & Causes. An Overview from the Royal Society and the National Academy of Sciences, National Academies Press, 2014.  At http://www.nap.edu/catalog/18730/climate-change-evidence-and-causes
  • Lester R. Brown, Plan B 4.0: Mobilizing to Save Civilization. W. W. Norton & Co., NY, 2009.
  • Bill McKibben, Eaarth: Making a Life on a Tough New Planet. Henry Holt & Co., NY, 2010.
  • David Archer, The Long Thaw: How Humans are Changing the Next 100,000 Years of Earth’s ClimatePrinceton University Press, Princeton, NJ, 2009.
  • Kathleen D. Moore and Michael P Nelson, Eds., Moral Ground: Ethical Action for a Planet in Peril. Trinity University Press, San Antonio TX, 2010.

Find Websites with Reliable Information

Climate Change News (Google “climate Tolman”) to keep up on energy and climate science, public policy, opinion, ethics and economics

Price on Carbon: Putting the Market to Work by Linda Swift, endorsed by US League of Women Voters (LWVUS)

State and Trends of Carbon Pricing. World Bank, Washington D.C., October 2016.

Toolkit for Climate Action, (LWVUS

NOAA Global Climate Change Indicators

NOAA Trends in Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide   

Climate Change Science: An Analysis of Some Key Questions. The National Academies  Press, 2001

See Films

The Koch Brothers’ War on Climate Science. The Real News Network, October, 2016

Chasing Ice. A documentary about ice loss from largest glaciers, 2014.

Reduce Your Family's Carbon Emissions

- Use book: Cooler Smarter: Practical Steps for Low-Carbon Living – Expert Advice from the Union of Concerned Scientists, Island Press, Washington, D.C., 2014.
- Make your home, appliances and cars more energy efficient.
- Reduce your consumption of meat, especially beef and pork.
- If you fly, buy carbon offsets. Learn about them at Green America.
- Find out your carbon footprint 

Support and Volunteer for Organizations Working for Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation, and Social Justice

  • Your church
  • League of Women Voters
  • Interfaith Power and Light
  • Sierra Club
  • Union of Concerned Scientists
  • Environmental Defense Fund
  • National Wildlife Federation – Delaware Nature Society
  • Citizen’s Climate Lobby

Write Letters-to-the-Editor and Opinion Pieces for Local Newspapers

Meet with Your Public Officials and Legislators at Local, State and National Levels

Question Candidates for Public Office about How They Would Address Energy and Climate Change, If Elected

 

VOTE

Spring Day of Service

MLUC’s Family-Oriented Spring Day of Service
Saturday, April 15

This year, we'll ‘spring’ into action with a little gardening. Neighborhood Gardens Trust, our Offering Outreach recipient for April, acquires and preserves community gardens. On April 15, we’ll assist at Glenwood Green Acres located at 1801 W. Glenwood Avenue in North Philadelphia. Preserved by NGT in 1997, gardeners here grow vegetables and flowers, many of which help feed families and support the local food cupboard.

Carpools will depart from MLUC at 9:15 a.m. We will work onsite from 10:00 to 2:00 p.m. Light lunch provided. Feel free to bring your own lunch. All work gloves and equipment provided. Children are encouraged to participate. RSVPs are not required but are appreciated. Email to RSVP or sign up in the Atrium after the service.

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