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Food-Faith-Climate Workshop

October 4, 2017

The Washington United Methodist Church will be hosting a workshop that shows how food choices can affect climate. Participants will learn how our food choices contribute to climate change, and they will discover healthy, economical and delicious ways to reduce our impact on the environment.

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The workshop is schedule for Sunday, October 8 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in collaboration with Iowa Interfaith Power & Light. Sarah Paulos, the Iowa IPL Program and Outreach Coordinator, will lead the workshop.

She reminds us that our food choices can make a big difference not only for our personal health but for the health of the planet. “When we sit down to dinner, we may not think about global warming, but as much as one-third of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions are connected to our food system,” she says. “Each of us, at every meal, can make a real difference that ensures a more climate-friendly food system. Fortunately, the ethical choices are also pleasurable choices.”

Workshop participants will reflect on what religious faith traditions have to say about sustainable food systems, examine household food practices and create a plan to make more climate-friendly food choices.

Registration is free because of the sponsorship of the Iowa Conference Board of Church and Society of The United Methodist Church. Participants receive pocket guides for sustainable eating, tips and resources for climate-friendly food choices. Also a taste of climate friendly snacks will be provided. For more information and to register, go to www.iowaipl.org and click Upcoming Events. Pre-registration required.

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