Christine Miller Hesed is an environmental anthropologist and conservation biologist whose work focuses on engaging underrepresented communities in climate change adaptation planning. She was the project director of Engaging Faith Communities for Coastal Resilience, an applied research project that brought together rural church communities with county and state government employees to address climate change on the Chesapeake Bay. Her work involves cultural consensus analysis and ethnographic methods to understand differences and similarities in cultural knowledge within and across stakeholder groups. Her doctoral research focused on rural African American communities on the Chesapeake Bay in order to understand environmental justice, vulnerability, adaptation, and resilience to sea-level rise. Miller Hesed is a former EPA STAR Fellow. She currently lives in Hesston, Kansas with her husband and young children.
The Webinar link that Dr. Hesed refers to appears below.
Interfaith Power & Light Webinar Recording: Climate Change, Our Faith Values, and 2020: A Conversation Between Dr. Katharine Hayhoe & Rev. Susan Hendershot: http://bit.ly/KatharineHayhoerecording
Here are the links that were shared during the discussion.
Learn about Katharine and see her resources on climate science and communicating about climate science at http://www.katharinehayhoe.com/wp2016/
IPL’s Faith Climate Justice Voter Campaign- https://www.faithclimatejusticevoter.org
Pledge to vote your values this year.
Take the Faith Climate Justice Voter pledge at https://www.faithclimatejusticevoter.org/pledge-to-be-a-faith-climate-justice-voter
We need your help collecting faith climate justice voter pledges, invite your faith community to take the pledge at https://www.faithclimatejusticevoter.org/
Download the faith voter reflection guide at https://www.faithclimatejusticevoter.org/voter-guide or order hard copies of the guide at https://bit.ly/ordervoterguide.
If you are a faith leader, sign up to give a sermon on the importance of voting. We have some sermon resources to assist you- https://www.faithclimatejusticevoter.org/sermon-resources/
Make a plan to vote early. IPL’s partner, When We All Vote, offers a Voter Resources Hub where you can check your voter registration, request your mail-in ballot, research your ballot, find your polling location, register to vote, and more. The Voter Resources Hub can help you formulate your plan-http://bit.ly/VoterHub
Learn about Catholic Climate Covenant’s Feast of St. Francis program- https://catholicclimatecovenant.salsalabs.org/FOSFPledge2020/index.html
Check out YECA’s Enough! Campaign aimed at registering and turning out young people to vote this year with the climate in mind: enough2020.org/YECA
Links shared by Katharine:
Our GW episode on modeling- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dGF4-JyHh_8
National Climate Science Report- https://science2017.globalchange.gov/chapter/15/
Tearfund- @Tearfund_USA / @Tearfund
Please join Andreas and I next week for another chat! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/climate-courage-launch-andreas-karelas-katharine-hayhoe-bill-mckibben-tickets-119454560807
Link to my talk on science and faith: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B1cer5W60R4