Envisioning Heaven on Earth:
Hope through Sustainable Vision for the Future
Mountain View United Methodist Church
355 Ponca Place
Boulder, CO 80303
Spiritual Environmental Stewardship Sunday School Series
January 7, 14, 21, & 28
9:00 am & 10:15 am, Frasier Parlor. Free and open to the public.
JANUARY 7: DRAWDOWN PROJECT | Speaker: Mary Beth Downing
Mary Beth will present an overview of the 2017 Drawdown Project publication, Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming, by Paul Hawken. This project is the compilation of a three-year project that analyzed hundreds of potential solutions for reversing our global warming problem. The result is a list of the top 100 things we can do that will drawdown /reverse the trend of planetary degradation. The list is far beyond the predictable renewable energy, electric car, and planet-based diet ideas. Be inspired!
JANUARY 14: HEALING OUR PLANET THROUGH SOIL AND
AGRICULTURAL SOLUTIONS | Speaker: Aaron Perry
Aaron, author of Y on Earth, is a local entrepreneur and national speaker with a wide range of environmental interests and experiences. For our talk, he will guide us through an informative and inspiring journey, exploring the healing power of soil, food, and stewardship of the microbiome as a pathway to creating the future we really want. With a stunning perspective on our food and agricultural system — cultivated through 25 years working in the industry — Aaron shares a hopeful, empowering message.
JANUARY 21: ENERGY SOLUTIONS | Speaker: Jennifer Leitsch
Jennifer is Director of Corporate Responsibility at CBRE with a focus on sustainability reporting. She is chair of the advisory council Managing for Sustainability programming at CU Denver Business School. She will update us on current scientific information but her focus will be on the wide range of energy solutions addressing climate change.
JANUARY 28: HUMAN IMPACTS: Human trafficking
Speaker: Chris Nelson
Chris works with Attention Homes in Boulder. Many UN reports indicate that climate change results in a significant increase in human trafficking as the result of displacement and loss of stability in communities. Youth and women are most vulnerable to this tragedy. Locally, our own community is building shelter and community for our own displaced youth. Come hear of these efforts to be a safety net for the vulnerable.