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Aug 23, 2016

Announcing Our New National Organizer & Spokesperson

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Y.E.C.A. would like to congratulate Kyle Meyaard-Schaap on becoming our new National Organizer and Spokesperson! Before coming on staff at Y.E.C.A., Kyle served for four years as the Creation Care Coordinator at the Office of Social Justice for the Christian Reformed Church in North America. In this role, Kyle worked to educate and equip individuals and congregations to learn and act at the intersection of creation care and Christian faith. Much of his professional experience has involved the integration of theology, science, and action toward deeper awareness of our Christian responsibility to care for God's earth and to love our neighbors, both at home and around the world.

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Jul 26, 2016

Congratulations to the 2015-'16 Congolese Climate Leadership Fellows!

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Our 2015-’16 Congolese Climate Leadership Fellows have finished another academic year and we want to celebrate their dedication, hard work, and testimonies of transformation. The Climate Leadership Fellowship is a selective program for university students through which we aim to train and equip new Christian leaders to promote a biblical understanding of and response to the climate crisis on their campuses, in their churches, and in their communities.

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Jul 22, 2016

Nick Trombley | July "Neighbor Award" Winner

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Nick Trombley is a recent graduate of Eastern University with a BS degree in Economic Development and Accounting and Finance. While at EU, Nick was president of Youth Against Complacency and Homelessness Today, a homeless ministry in Philadelphia, Earth Keepers, and The Humane League.

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Jun 18, 2016

Katie Thomason | June "Neighbor Award" Winner

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Katie Thomason recently earned her MS degree from the University of Maryland, College Park where she studied sustainable development and conservation biology, particularly concerning land use and urban sprawl.

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Jun 17, 2016

Y.E.C.A. Advises During 2016 IDEA Generators Conference

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Rachel Lamb and Kaleb Nyquist, two of our leaders at Young Evangelicals for Climate Action, recently participated in the inaugural Interfaith Dialogue and Entrepreneurial Activity (IDEA) Generators Conference in Chicago. The three-day IDEA Generators conference took place over Memorial Day weekend, and participants spent that time ideating, developing, and pitching projects designed to address environmental sustainability through interfaith partnerships. 

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May 20, 2016

Jeff Roessing | May "Neighbor Award" Winner

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Jeff Roessing is the Director of Eighth Day Farm in Holland, MI, where he works to support small community agriculture and minister to the public through his non-profit organization.

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May 16, 2016

Congratulations to the 2015-'16 U.S. Climate Leadership Fellows!

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As our 2015-’16 cohort of Climate Leadership Fellows  finish their academic years and their Y.E.C.A. fellowships, we want to celebrate their dedication, hard work, and testimonies of transformation. The  Climate Leadership Fellowship  is a selective program for college students that begins with a  training retreat in August and runs until April. Through the fellowship program, we aim to train and equip new Christian leaders to promote a biblical understanding of and response to the climate crisis on campuses and in churches and communities nationwide.

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May 13, 2016

Y.E.C.A. Welcomes Luke Overstreet as New Communications Coordinator

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We are excited to welcome Luke Overstreet on staff as Y.E.C.A.’s new Communications Coordinator. Luke joins the team with more than seven years of experience in freelance writing and research, creating digital media content, and facilitating innovative audience engagement using social media tools.

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Apr 29, 2016

Curtis Witek | April "Neighbor Award" Winner

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Curtis Witek is an Associate at the Center for Neighborhood Technology (CNT) in Chicago, IL, a national non-profit organization which he describes as an “urban sustainability think and do tank”. Curtis works for RainReady, an initiative of CNT that helps communities become more resilient in the face of a changing climate.

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Apr 12, 2016

Day of Prayer Reflections

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Exactly one week ago, on April 5, 2016, thousands gathered around the world for the Global Day of Prayer for Climate Action. YECA hosted the day in partnership with A Rocha International (ARI)Climate Prayer, the Evangelical Environmental Network (EEN), and the Lausanne/World Evangelical Alliance Creation Care Network (LWCCN). 

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