Climate change classes

PARKERSBURG – Jean Ambrose and Giulia Mannarino, co-vice chairs of Mid-Ohio Valley Climate Action and certified members of the Climate Reality Leadership Corps, will present the second part of a two-part program on climate change issues and solutions for the adult religious education classes at the First Unitarian Universalist Society of Marietta on April 29. Hosted by the congregation’s Green Sanctuary Committee in recognition of Climate Justice Month, the class will meet from 10 to 10:45 a.m. in the church social hall. The class is open to the public and free of charge.

Last fall, Ambrose and Mannarino completed an intensive, three-day training program sponsored by Climate Reality Project, the organization created by former Vice President Al Gore to empower citizens to take the conversation about climate change forward and organize their comunities for action. “We are certified by The Climate Reality Project to present free, educational programs to area students and interested area organizations,” Ambrose said. “This is our first presentation to a church group, but we are happy to tailor the presentations to other groups.”

Mid-Ohio Valley Climate Action focuses on raising awareness of the solid science establishing the danger of climate change and the urgency of dealing with it. MOVCA is affiliated with and is the Parkersburg chapter of Citizens Climate Lobby. The group also collaborates with other environmental groups on campaigns and events in the MOV.