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Pollution Prevention for Faith Communities

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How Green is Your Faith Community?

Earth care, creation care, climate justice, and green faith are all ways that religious groups talk about taking action on environmental concerns. Faith congregations are encouraging everything from small actions in the home like buying only what you need as well as bigger actions at houses of worship, like upgrading an old boiler to an energy-efficient one or investing in solar.

The mission of the CT Interreligious Eco-Justice Network is to engage people from every faith tradition to protect the earth. They have many resources to help congregations green their houses of worship. 

Green Award Programs for Faith Communities

  • Green Houses of Worship, a multi-level stewardship program of the CT Interreligious Eco-Justice Network. The program grants certificates of achievement to congregations of any faith in the state that implement eco-friendly practices. 
  • GreenFaith Certification Program for congregations is a two year environmental leadership program for houses of worship.
  • Unitarian Universalists Association of Congregations (UUA) supports their congregation in environmental work, including their Green Sanctuary program.

Energy and Environmental Resources for Faith Communities

Solarize with Faith Program

  • Solarize with Faith is a project of SmartPower that aims to bring solar panels to the homes of members of congregations across the state.

For more information: Solarize with Faith or  contact  Chamae Mejias of SmartPower.

    Content last updated December 2019