On Thursday evening July 31, close to 140 people attended the event “Make a Difference: Environmental Action for your Home & House of Worship” at St. Louis Community College at Forest Park. The event, co-sponsored by JCRC’s Jewish Environmental Initiative (JEI), the US Green Buildings Council, Missouri Gateway Chapter (USGBC) and Missouri Interfaith Power & Light (MO IPL) featured keynote speakers meteorologist Mike Roberts and civil rights and environmental leader Rev. Gerald Durley.
Both speakers emphasized the importance of acting now to reduce the impact of climate change by reducing carbon pollution. After the keynote addresses, participants attended two concurrent breakout sessions to learn about specific ways to Green their homes and housesof worship. This event was supported by the Jewish Council for Public Affairs and the Coalition on the Environment and Jewish Life.
Pictured above: Rev. Dr. Gerald Durley, St. Louis JEI Chair Susan Mlynarczyk, St. Louis JCRC Domestic Issues Director Gail Wechsler and Jared Bierbach of the JCPA. Photo by Philip Deitch.