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Clean Energy Event — Prior Lake
April 22 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Shepherd of the Lake Lutheran Church, supported by InterFaith Creation Care South Metro, will present “We Can Do This: A Clean Energy Future!” at Shepherd of the Lake Lutheran Church in Prior Lake on Earth Day, April 22.
University of Minnesota teaching professor Dr. Jay Coggins will speak. He researches air and water policy, air pollution and public health. As an environmental economist he explains market-based approaches to environmental protection. His presentation will emphasize that a clean energy future is now.
According to the group, environmental destruction has its biggest impact on the poor and future generations. As stewards of God’s Creation, we should be very concerned, they said.
The biggest concern the average person has about mitigation is the cost, they say, but it may come as a surprise that inaction has a higher cost.
This event is free and open to the public. It will take place 10-11 a.m. at the church at 3611 North Berens Road N.W.
The event is supported by InterFaith Creation Care: South Metro, which is represented by Creation Care groups from 10 faith communities located in Rosemount, Eagan, Apple Valley, Burnsville, Bloomington, Lakeville and Prior Lake.
Its vision statement reads: “We believe in a world where humanity lives in balanced relationship with all of God’s creation, valuing and preserving our environment for the health and prosperity of future generations. We accept the responsibility to be good stewards recognizing that actions that benefit some have consequences for all.”
Since its inception two years ago the ICC has sponsored educational speaker events at member churches in its attempt to inspire, inform and encourage its faith communities to take action within and beyond the walls of its communities.