God and the Green City – Feb. 26

Former Austin Mayor Will Wynn presents the case for our moral obligation to vigorous action in the face of obvious climate change Friday afternoon, February 26, at Seminary of the Southwest, 502 E. 32nd Street.

Wynn’s talk, “God and the Green City”, will take place in the seminary’s Knapp Auditorium from 2 – 5:00 p.m. Subtitled “Faith, Hope and Sustainability in an Age of Global Warming,” the event is open to the public without charge (donations are welcome).

This event– a green gift to the Austin community from the seminary’s Center for Christian Ministry and Vocation (CCMV)-is part of  The Center After Hours, a series of educational offerings to the Austin community.

Over fifty students are enrolled in CCMV degree programs that offer part-time study toward master’s degrees in counseling, chaplaincy and pastoral care, religion, and spiritual formation.

Wynn’s technical presentation (powerful photos, graphs/charts, video sequences, etc) is “based on the science regarding humanity’s role in ‘global warming’ or ‘climate change’ and therefore what are we going to do about it? What is our moral obligation as individuals and communities to take action?” Wynn said.

Seminary professors will offer a response to Wynn’s talk, and seminary academic dean Alan Gregory will moderate a faculty panel discussion.

Seminary guest parking is in a lot at the southeast corner of Duval and 32nd Street with entrance off 32nd.

Two-time Austin mayor who championed numerous municipal environmental programs, Wynn is now a principal with LPB Energy Management, which helps large governmental and institutional clients measure, report and reduce energy costs and usage, improving their bottom line and environmental sustainability. Wynn chaired the U.S. Conference of Mayors’ energy committee for five years and helped drive national debate on federal energy policy and climate protection.

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