Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency awarded $80,748 to Adamah Detroit (formerly known as Hazon Detroit) in Detroit, Michigan as part of the Environmental Education Grants Program. The funding will be used to support an interfaith climate education project.
“We know that climate change is one of the greatest environmental challenges of our time, and it demands bold and innovative solutions. This year’s grant recipients represent some of the brightest minds from across the country, and they demonstrate what it means to couple the power of environmental education with a commitment to creating a future with clean air, clean water, and a healthy planet for all.”EPA Administrator Michael S. Regan
“Climate impacts are affecting our daily lives like never before, yet research shows that a minority—just over 1 in 3—of us is talking about climate, even occasionally,” said Adamah Detroit Director Amit Weitzer. “Together as partners engaging diverse communities of faith, Adamah Detroit and Michigan Interfaith Power & Light are excited to use Climate Conversations as a tool to help congregations move through barriers, like feelings of powerlessness and doom, and put their collective love for Earth and their neighbors into action”.
Adamah Detroit and its partner, Michigan Interfaith Power & Light, will conduct an educational series that includes 20 climate workshops. More than 240 people will participate, with members drawn from synagogues, churches and other religious groups. This educational series will discuss the realities of climate change and its disproportionate impact on disadvantaged communities as well as provide a framework for individual and collective actions.