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Sustainable Trinity Is Represented at Local Press Conference on Climate Change

On July 27, 2013, local faith leaders expressed their support for climate change standards and encouraged fellow Santa Barbarans to do what they can to act. The event was held at Trinity Episcopal Church that for years has initiated its own sustainability campaign.  Trinity recently won national recognition from Interfaith Power & Light, an organization that held a contest of faith communities that are responding to climate change and becoming good stewards of Creation.

The event included remarks from the Reverend Anne S. Howard, executive director of the Beatitudes Society and preacher-in-residence at Trinity Episcopal.  A known leader in Santa Barbara, Rev. Howard engages emerging faith practitioners to build stronger communities for the sake of the common good.  Also speaking was Jean Davis, who has spearheaded Trinity’s Sustainability campaign.  She discussed the church’s efforts as well as the everyday actions that people of faith can do for the health of the planet.
The event comes a few weeks after President Obama took action on climate change by announcing the nation’s first-ever limits on carbon pollution, as well infrastructure improvements to deal with the effects of climate change, as well as new investments in clean energy and energy efficiency.
“Churches and congregations across the country – just like Trinity – are meeting the challenge by greening their buildings and reducing their carbon emissions. Trinity’s done that. Individuals do that daily—from changing lightbulbs to changing their driving habits.  We all need to do our part—from individual polluters to big power plants,” Reverend Anne S. Howard said.  “The President has taken action to cut carbon emissions. That’s a good thing. It’s time for Congress to meet the challenge too: We’re speaking up because we want Congress to listen to the concerns of people of faith across the country.”

Trinity Episcopal Church established its Sustainable Trinity green team in the summer of 2010 by creating four pillars of work:  Operations; Education; Incorporating Sustainability in Worship and Partnering with Youth.  The church has made great strides in reducing its footprint through water conservation, recycling and composting. Trinity is a member of EcoFaith Santa Barbara, a coalition of local and regional faith communities and individuals. For more information regarding Sustainable Trinity, contact Jean Davis at

Trinity Responds to the 2012 Interfaith Power & Light (IPL) Challenge (please click to read)

For more information regarding Sustainable Trinity or if you are interested in getting involved, please contact Jean Davis at

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