The Center for Sustainable Climate Solutions is excited to announce that we are now incorporated under a new name — the Anabaptist Climate Collaborative! ACC is now an independent organization that is prepared to embrace new roles in programs that impact an expanded audience, while continuing programs that have successfully motivated people and organizations to take meaningful actions.
This summer I had the opportunity through CSCS to work at the Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) office in Washington, D.C. as a Climate Advocacy Intern. Much of my work was focused on advocating for mining reform laws. This may not seem like a top priority in the climate advocacy realm, but after weeks of researching, attending working group meetings, and sitting in on advocacy visits in congressional offices, I understand the importance of this piece of climate work.
In early August, CSCS (soon to be incorporated as a new organization, the Anabaptist Climate Collaborative) invited ten Mennonite institutions in the US and Canada to join together at Eastern Mennonite University for an intensive three days of figuratively and literally walking together in a time of reflecting on our commitments to taking care of the planet and all its inhabitants. Twenty students and faculty from six institutions were able to join together for a variety of activities.