Plant Trees in East Oakland for Environmental Justice
Please join Episcopal Charities, California Interfaith Power & Light (CIPL), and Urban ReLeaf at a tree planting event on October 3rd to celebrate CIPL’s 15th anniversary and mobilize local faith communities in environmental work.
The day will begin with a brief interfaith prayer service at 10 a.m. and end at 2 pm. following a celebratory luncheon.
Urban ReLeaf is a grassroots, community-based organization in Oakland that plants trees in underserved parts of Oakland while providing job-training to at-risk youth. For almost 20 years, Urban ReLeaf has brought the environmental, health and community benefits of the urban tree canopy to underserved neighborhoods. CIPL, which has roots in the Episcopal Church, mobilizes the faith community to respond to global warming through the promotion of energy conservation, energy efficiency and renewable energy. CIPL has convened an Alameda County working group with members from 36 East Bay congregations who have come together to read the Pope’s encyclical on climate change and to devise ways for the faith community to work effectively on environmental issues. The partnership between CIPL and Urban ReLeaf is funded through a grant from Episcopal Charities.
When: Saturday, October 3rd, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Where: Elmhurst United Methodist Church, 1659 83rd Ave, Oakland, CA 94621