Introducing a New Feature

 

This page has been created to offer information and support for faith communities who are exploring the possibility of forming a Green Team, who are interested in learning more about Green Teams/Care for Creation Committees, or who have already formed a working group and wish to share success stories, seek guidance or information, or learn what others are doing. 

We would like to highlight those faith communities that have Green Teams and the work they are doing by sharing photos on this page of our site. You are invited to send photos of your team to our webmaster at rhibbert68@gmail.com. If the photo shows a project in progress, please include a description that we can share. 

 

 

Green Teams

VTIPL encourages each congregation to begin a care for creation committee or green team to focus either on the congregation’s efforts and possibilities, or the wider community. Or both! 

Such teams provide resources to “green” congregations in worship, education, property care, and advocacy. The teams can help mobilize the congregation for effectiveness in addressing climate change and environmental degradation, climate justice and more.  VTIPL’s coordinator and board members can assist congregations in creating these teams and committees based on excellent models such as Green Faith, Faith in Place, Earth Ministry, Lutherans Restoring Creation, and national Interfaith Power & Light, among other resources.  Workshops or zoom meetings are also possible.

 

Here are some of our favorite websites containing related information:

https://greenfaith.org/circle-up/

https://www.interfaithpowerandlight.org/

https://www.faithinplace.org/

https://lutheransrestoringcreation.org/what-can-we-do-creation-care/

https://earthministry.org/greening-congregations/

Please contact Coordinator Donna Roberts info@vtipl.org with your questions or for more information.