Here are some resources to look up – pick 1-3 of these that speak to you and really take some time to read into the website. Come ready to report next week, including some answer to the following:
- What surprised me about this organization/website/initiative.
- To what extent is my practice of environmentally friendly behaviors connected to my understanding of my calling as a Christian?
- What does reading this call me to do next??
Feel free to email or comment this week so we can all learn from your explorations! John
I. Interfaith Power & Light
The mission of Interfaith Power & Light is to be faithful stewards of Creation by responding to global warming through the promotion of energy conservation, energy efficiency, and renewable energy. This is a clearinghouse for other initiatives, like Cool Congregations, The Regeneration Project, and others (See below)
II. Cool Congregations
III. Tennessee Interfaith Power and Light
Mission Statement: The mission of the Tennessee Interfaith Power & Light is to spiritually respond to the challenges of the climate crisis through upholding the sacredness of all life, protecting vulnerable communities, and caring for the Earth. We manifest our spiritual values by reducing our carbon footprint within our daily lives, releasing the spiritual power of our faith communities, and advocating for transformative climate protection and justice policies
IV. Eco-Justice Ministries -“The well-being of all humankind on a thriving Earth”
Make sure to look over their theological affirmations under the ‘About Us’ tab. Can you also affirm this?
V. Environmental Protection Agency – Environmental Justice
We may need Kit’s help navigating to the section with the mapper she described. I had a hard time finding anything like that.
VI. Green Faith
GreenFaith’s mission is to inspire, educate and mobilize people of diverse religious backgrounds for environmental leadership. Our work is based on beliefs shared by the world’s great religions – we believe that protecting the earth is a religious value, and that environmental stewardship is a moral responsibility.
There are three core values that guide the work that we do, and define us as an organization: Spirit, Stewardship, Justice
VII. Environmental Justice/Environmental Racism
VIII. ECO – Presbyterian