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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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Mar 31, 2016

Kayla Cotterman | March "Neighbor Award" Winner

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Kayla Cotterman is an MS student at Michigan State University studying the impacts of climate change on crop production and water availability in the Central High Plains region of the United States.

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Mar 21, 2016

Current Job Opportunities at Y.E.C.A.

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Young Evangelicals for Climate Action invites highly motivated candidates to apply for two currently available staff positions. Any questions about these positions can be directed to our National Organizer and Spokesperson, Rachel Lamb.

  1. National Organizer and Spokesperson
  2. Communications Coordinator

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Feb 29, 2016

Annie Lord | February "Neighbor Award" Winner

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Annie Lord is an MS student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, where she studies water conservation and energy resources and oversees the Badger Catholic Club’s Vita Pura ministry.

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Feb 23, 2016

Y.E.C.A. at work in Iowa

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We are proud to have three YECA Project Leaders working in Iowa this year at Dordt College and Northwestern College. Each has engaged with presidential hopefuls over the past few months leading up to the Iowa caucuses, asking the candidates about their plans to address the climate crisis.

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