The importance of Earth care and our interconnection with birds in a climate-changed world, and how bird conservation helps create conditions for health in our environment.
Meredith Barges is a born and raised Unitarian Universalist originally from Burlington, VT. While earning her Master of Divinity degree at Yale Divinity School, she is exploring ways to help people connect with each other and re-enchanted Earth through eco-chaplaincy, bird conservation, and multifaith Earth Care. As Co-Chair of Lights Out Connecticut, she helped convince Yale Divinity School to dim excess lights each fall and spring during peak bird migration. She works with the Yale Bird Friendly Building Initiative as a student researcher, to accelerate the adoption of bird-friendly building policies nationwide. Last spring, she received a LEAP grant from the Yale Law School to help make the Yale community more bird smart and bird friendly by co-organizing Bird Walks with Seminarians, bird talks, and interfaith migration masses. Most weekends, you can find her birding in East Rock Park, playing Wingspan with friends, or at the Yale DivFarm helping to grow Cosmos, Kale, and Red Cabbage.