Greening Congregations and Environmental Justice

Posted by Webmaster on February 8, 2011 at 2:11 PM

Greening Congregations and Environmental Justice: SubsidiesAvailable for an Exciting Collaboration with GreenFaith

 

Through a partnership betweenGreenFaith, an interfaith environmental organization, and the Episcopal Church,30 churches will receive 50% tuition scholarships for the GreenFaithCertification Program, the only interfaith environmental certification programdesigned specifically for houses of worship.  May 1 is the applicationdeadline for the next round scholarships.

 

On February 10th at8:30 pm ET and February 16th at 3 pm ET, GreenFaith is holding freewebinars to introduce the Certification Program to representatives ofinterested Episcopal churches.  The webinar will describe the program indetail and will provide information on tuition subsidies, activities, benefitsand requirements for participating congregations.

 

To register for the webinar,contact Stacey Kennealy at [email protected] Please provide the name and street address for your church and the names ande-mail addresses for those who will participate in the webinar.  If you cannotmake the webinar but are interested in receiving a recorded version, pleasewrite Stacey at the above email address.

 

The GreenFaith CertificationProgram involves a rewarding two-year process during which congregations becomea GreenFaith Sanctuary.  Participating congregations undertake a range ofenvironmental initiatives in the areas of worship, religious education,spiritual practices, ‘greening’ of the building, and environmentaljustice.  They benefit by deepening their environmental leadership,reducing their facility’s operating costs, attracting and engaging new andyounger members, and receiving extensive resources and support.  To learnmore about the GreenFaith Certification Program, visit: http/greenfaith.org/programs/certification.  To see success stories of participating congregations, visit www.greenfaith.org and review the pressclips posted in the ‘GreenFaith in the Media’ tab.

 

For more information on Episcopalenvironmental work visit www.episcopalchurch.org/environmentor contact Mike Schut at [email protected] 

 


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