Washington Memo 2019 Year in Review: Sustainable living

Together we advocated towards living sustainably.

Empowered to talk about climate change

In March, the Board of Reference for the Center for Sustainable Climate Solutions (CSCS) met in Washington, D.C. CSCS is a collaborative initiative of Eastern Mennonite University, Goshen College and MCC.

The group visited more than 20 congressional offices to advocate for better policies to address climate change, including federal funding to assist vulnerable communities around the world.

For many board members, it was the first time that they had engaged in advocacy and they were surprised by the willingness of the congressional staff to discuss climate change.

Photo: Ben Brabson, board member, Center for Sustainable Climate Solutions. MCC photo/Tammy Alexander