Locals double down on Paris climate agreement


Taos members of an interfaith coalition will host a "We're Still In" meeting Friday (Dec. 8), to craft local solutions to the world's most pressing problem: climate change.

The gathering is set to take place Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 215 Paseo del Pueblo Norte, Taos.

"Although our president does not support the historic and planetary [Paris climate agreement], many citizens want to see its provisions implemented as soon as possible. Our meeting is not a protest but a sharing of what individuals, businesses and local government can do to uphold the accords," said Jai Cross, one of the event organizers.

Taos members of Interfaith Power and Light, a diverse, spirit-led organization with branches in 40 states, is hosting the meeting. The organization is a network of 20,000 congregations throughout the country with the mission of "helping people of all spiritual traditions to respond to pollution and climate change through earth-honoring, people-dignifying practices and policies," according to a press release.

"We are finding our own power - and our own solutions - to help Taos become as resilient, cooperative, visionary, sustainable, healthy and adaptive as possible. Come recommit and reconnect, discover new allies and take another step to the future we all want," the organizers said.

For further info contact Todd Wynward at toddwynward@gmail.com or (575) 770-8681.