Forming faithful stewards, caring for sacred waters

Sacred Grounds Workshop and Webinar for Congregations

If your congregation is in Montgomery County*, we invite you to attend our Sacred Grounds workshop and learn how your congregation can receive up to $10,000 to beautify your grounds, conserve water and create habitat for wildlife. Click HERE to listen to the webinar recording.

Workshop: October 15, 2-5PM (location TBD)

To pre-register contact Laura File Long at email: laura@ipldmv.org  or tel: 202-709-7641.

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A Light In the Darkness

A light in the darkness.

Mother Theresa will be canonized next September and clearly she was a light in the darkness. Malala Yousafzai is a light in the darkness in her unending fight for the educational rights of girls. Here in Baltimore, Destiny Watford, the high schooler fighting the permit for a trash incinerator in her neighborhood, is a light in the darkness.

Ever since San Bernadino, the hateful rhetoric in our country has escalated. It can seem very dark these days. Regardless of your religion and whether you are celebrating Christmas this week or not, you crave a light in this darkness. 

But let me tell you...there is much light already piercing through this darkness.

  • 10,901 trees have been planted by Maryland congregations
  • 17 Anne Arundel County congregations are installing stormwater improvement projects with the help of Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay and the Watershed Stewards Academy . . . Read MORE 2015 IPC Highlights
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"All It Takes Is One Good Person to Restore Hope!"

Oppressing our Neighbors Less

What are You Thirsty for?

A Climate for Runoff

Churches and Stormwater

Alternative Compliance Program Workshops

Free Consulting to help your Congregation Care for Creation AND Save Money

All property owners in Prince George’s County pay a Clean Water Act fee, but houses of worship can reduce their fee by up to 100%. If you're not sure if you're paying a fee, or you don't know how to reduce it, you need this one-on-one consulting support!

You will learn the ways your congregation can reduce its Clean Water Act fee through:

  • Green Infrastructure Installation - (50% fee reduction)
  • Outreach and Education – (25% fee reduction)
  • Green Care and Good Housekeeping - (25% fee reduction

IPC is providing free one-on-one support to help you achieve reductions in your congregation’s fee. This support is paid for by a grant from the Prince George’s County Department of the Environment, but is open to only 20 congregations.

Questions? Contact Anna Awimbo at anna@interfaithchesapeake.org or call 410-609-6852.

 

Episcopal Church of the Holy Covenant, Baltimore

On my fridge is a magnet imprinted with the famous Ghandi quote: "Be the change you want to see in the world." The magnet serves as a constant reminder that change isn't about telling someone else they need to fix something...change starts from within.

Change at the Episcopal Church of the Holy Covenant started with Bernadine Coates. At a stature of about 4'11", Bernadine is a formidable leader with devout love for her God and God's Creation, and a humble respect for the slow process of change. She had taken classes at a local conservancy about planting native species. After dabbling with it at home, she wanted to help her church do this, too. That’s when they heard about Interfaith Partners for the Chesapeake (IPC).

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St. Margaret's Episcopal Church, Annapolis

Inspiration from St. Camillus Catholic Church

St. Mary's Annapolis

Chizuk Amuno Congregation

St. John the Baptist, Silver Spring

 

ON AIR: IPC in the Media

Living Questions: Faith-Inspired Environmentalism. Listen HERE as IPC's Executive Director Jodi Rose, Rabbi Nina Beth Cardin and Emmalee June Aman discuss the role faith plays in motivating environmental activists and what religious scriptures and faith leaders say about humankind's responsibility in caring for Creation. The discussion was originally aired June 7, 2017 on WYPR 88.1FM.

On March 29, 2017, Jodi appeared on The Green & Sexy Radio ShowListen to the conversation HERE.

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