Faith and Green Churches
God calls us as stewards of God's creation. Making our churches a more environmentally friendly place can provide a healthy, toxic-free sacred space as well as help us protect God's creation for current and future generations. There is no one way for a church to become green. Every congregation has different strengths and is called to meet different needs. What is important is for Green Churches to incorporate concern for Creation into the work of the church as a whole because environmental degradation affects every aspect of a church’s ministry from its worship life and Christian education to its social witness programs to its financial stewardship.
About our Work
The National Council of Churches works to provide congregations with the resources they need to care for Creation by "greening" their churches. We explore options from the easiest thing that can be done, (like changing light bulbs) to the largest (installing geothermal heating and cooling). No stone is left unturned, there are options for grounds and facilities to tax incentives at both the state and local levels.
Learning what to do is great. NOW! Get Involved and explore the available ways to begin 'Greening' your church today!
Want to know how your congregation can become a green church or just find out general information click on our Learn More page and get the information you need! Discover simple building blocks to help your church become a green church. Then, when you are ready get an Energy Audit for your church. It's one of the simplest ways to find out what you need to do to save energy.
For More Information Contact:
Eco-Justice Program Office; National Council of Churches
110 Maryland Ave., NE
Washington, DC 20002