Mary Beth Downing
Mountain View Green Earth Team of Mountain View UMC Boulder, Colorado presents:
Envision Hope Speaker Series
Jan. 5,12, 19 and 26, 2020
9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. (program repeated)
Jan. 5, 2020
Hope in the time of environmental apocalypse: Randy Moorman will talk to us about our current situation, and hopeful developments in thinking, technology and with the growing Youth Climate Action Movement. He will talk about the Methodist Church's role in these times. Randy is the campaign director for ECO-CYCLE.
Jan. 12, 2020
What role do I play in all of this? Join our Green Earth team discussion as we talk about what roles we play in this enfolding challenge. We are called to act as individuals, as members of families, as members of local/community groups (including our faith community, and as part of the democracy within our country. We are also called to spiritual action. This is no easy feat. What will it look like? We hope to broaden our vision of hope and share some ideas for proposed new projects at Mountain View. This discussion will be led by Mary Beth Downing, a member of Mt. View Green Earth team.
Jan. 19, 2020
Environmental responsibility at the heart of Christian faith. For many Christians, creation care or Earth stewardship has seemed like a recent and optional add-on to our faith and ethics. At the Adult Forum on January 19, Rev. Peter Sawtell will show how environmental responsibility, as a "ministry of reconciliation," needs to recognize at the very heart of our Christian calling, especially in this time of great ecological crisis. Rev. Sawtell, the Executive Director of Denver-based Eco-Justice Ministries, has been a speaker and discussion leader at Mountain View several times in recent years.
Jan. 26, 2020
Water-wiser. Deryn Davidson is the CSU Horticulture Extension Agent for Boulder County, a position in which she educates the public on all things horticulture including water-wise landscaping practices and the use of native plants in the landscape. In this talk, she will share various water-wise gardening methods appropriate for our high plains desert environment including principles of xeriscaping, plant choices and passive rainwater harvesting methods.