Climate Conversations Press Release

December 15, 2014
EVENT-Cleveland
Ohio Interfaith Power and Light to hold Climate Conversations

Ohio Interfaith Power and Light will hold public Climate Conversations 7-9pm January 22. The Methodist Theological School in Delaware, Ohio will be the host site for a presentation that will be broadcast live to those gathered at three additional Ohio sites.

While there is no charge, participants are asked to register in advance at www.ohipl.org/climate-conversations.

The Climate Conversation features a presentation by Joel Barker of the Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center at Ohio State University and Ted Ford of Ohio Advanced Energy Economy. They will discuss the impact of climate change in Ohio and the potential of energy efficiency and renewable energy to fuel Ohio’s economy. Their presentation will be broadcast live to those gathered at three additional Ohio locations:
•    Trinity Cathedral, 2230 Euclid Ave., in Cleveland.
•    Xavier University, Kennedy Auditorium, Conaton Learning Center, 3800 Victory Parkway, in Cincinnati.
•    United Theological Seminary, 4501 Denlinger Road, in Dayton.

Following the presentation, each site will host a conversation about climate change that honors different perspectives, faith affiliations and responses. Refreshments will be served and displays will be available beginning at 6:45 p.m.

Joel Barker is an assistant professor at the School of Earth Sciences at Ohio State University at Marion and research scientist at the Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center. Ted Ford is the President and CEO of Ohio Advanced Energy Economy Ohio, a trade association that advocates for advanced energy policies, the adoption of advanced energy technologies and the growth of Ohio’s advanced energy sectors.

Ohio Interfaith Power and Light empowers a religious response to climate change and promotes energy conservation, energy efficiency and renewable energy. It focuses on tangible results in religious communities, putting faith into action.

CONTACT: Marti Hunter, Ohio Interfaith Power and Light Communications Consultant, [email protected], 216-272-3797