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Clean Air Ambassador | New Haven, Connecticut

Stephanie Johnson

As the Energy Stewardship Minister for Province 1 (the Episcopal Churches in New England), I work with congregations, committees and dioceses to encourage energy efficiency. The ministry invites churches to reduce congregational energy use as an act of stewardship of both financial resources and God’s Creation.

The recently launched Province 1 campaign “Turn Off the Lights, for God’s Sake” is a way to engage in stewardship with even one small action.

At the same time, this ministry recognizes that small actions, while important for raising awareness, are not enough.

We encourage our faith communities to respond in a variety of ways to the growing threat of climate change, including public advocacy, conversion to renewable energy sources and creative carbon footprint reduction projects. Through this ministry, people begin to understand and appreciate the need to protect and preserve Creation.

We encourage our faith communities to respond in a variety of ways to the growing threat of climate change, including public advocacy, conversion to renewable energy sources and creative carbon footprint reduction projects.

50 States United For Healthy Air

Clean air should be a fundamental right. Air pollution causes asthma attacks, lung disease, and even death. But our bodies don't have to be the dumping ground for dirty industries.

The technology to dramatically reduce harmful air pollution is available today, and major polluters should be required to use it.

Clean Air Ambassadors from every state are sending a powerful message: Everyone has a right to breathe clean, healthy air.

It’s time Congress and the EPA used their ears to help our lungs.