- Rick Bonetti
Leaky Stoves and Deadly Gases
United Church of Christ's monthly Creation Justice webinar on Wednesday, March 8, 2023 at 10 a.m. PST will be: Leaky Stoves and Deadly Gases. Register here.
"After the health and climate effects of gas stoves received scrutiny and discussion in recent months, a "culture war" erupted. In the media and social media, gas stoves became a "hot topic." In this webinar, we will seek to put this "heated debate" within its proper ethical context in terms of environmental justice, public health, and concerns about methane pollution."
Annie Carforo from WE ACT for Environmental Justice and Michael Johnson from Berkeley Air will talk about what was learned from a pilot program that documented what happened when public housing apartments in the Bronx had their gas stoves replaced with electric induction stoves. Anne Mellinger-Birdsong from Mothers and Others for Clean Air will talk about the threats posed by methane pollution and what must be done to regulate emissions. Ultimately, this webinar will prepare faith communities for informed action in caring for our neighbors and our planet. Even if you cannot make the webinar at its scheduled time, sign up, and UCC Environmental Ministries will send you a link to a recording. This monthly installment of Creation Justice Webinars is co-hosted by the Rev. Dr. Brooks Berndt who serves as the Minister of Environmental Justice for the United Church of Christ and the Rev. Michael Malcom who serves as the Executive Director for Alabama Interfaith Power & Light and the People's Justice Council.