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Le Moyne College Hosts an Evening with the Rev. Sally Bingham

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (For Immediate Release) … Le Moyne College hosts an evening with the Rev. Sally Bingham on Monday, April 11, at 7:30 p.m. in the Panasci Family Chapel.

The Reverend Canon Sally Grover Bingham, an Episcopal priest and Canon for the Environment in the Diocese of California, is founder and president of The Regeneration Project, which mobilized the Interfaith Power & Light (IPL) campaign, a religious response to global warming. She has brought widespread recognition to the link between faith and the environment, and as one of the first faith leaders to fully recognize global warming as a moral issue, she has mobilized thousands of religious people to put their faith into action through energy stewardship and advocacy.

Bingham recently joined President Obama's Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships and is a member of the Forum on Children and Nature. She serves on the board of directors of the Environmental Defense Fund, the Environmental Working Group, and the U.S. Climate Action Network as well as the national advisory board for the Union of Concerned Scientists. The Interfaith Power & Light campaign and Bingham have received numerous awards, including the 2007 U.S. EPA Climate Protection Award, the Purpose Prize, the Energy Globe Award and commendation as a “sacred gift to the planet” by the World Wildlife Fund.

The event is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by the Rev. Kevin G. O'Connell, S.J., Endowed Professorship in the Humanities and the Center for the Study of Environmental Change. For more information, call (315) 445-4537.

posted on: 3/23/2011