FORA.tv Speaker - Sally Bingham
The Rev. Sally Grover Bingham is a Priest in the Diocese of California currently working as the Environmental Minister at Grace Cathedral in San Francisco. She has been the chair of the Episcopal Diocesan Commission for the Environment for the last eight years. Bingham has been active in the environmental community for twenty years and serves on the national board of Environmental Defense Fund. She is the founder and executive director of The Regeneration Project, a nonprofit ministry, at this time, focusing on a response to global climate change. This particular initiative is called Episcopal Power and Light. The Episcopal model has developed into an interfaith one in several states in the U.S. and Canada. The mission is to mobilize the community of faith to lead by example in reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
She has brought widespread attention to the linkage between ecological issues and the Christian Faith. She was appointed by Mayor Willie Brown to serve on the Commission on the Environment for the City and County of San Francisco. In July 2001 Bingham received the Green Power Leadership Pilot Award from the Center for Resource Solutions, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Dept of Energy. Episcopal Power and Light was recognized as a Sacred Gift to the Planet by the World Wildlife Fund in November 2000 at a ceremony in Kathmandu, Nepal. The Regeneration Project received international Global Energy Award 2002. This "energy Oscar" was presented to Rev. Bingham in Austria by President Mikhail Gorbachev in March 2002.
03.23.10 | 00:27:14 min
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