Forming faithful stewards, caring for sacred waters

Take Action - Styrofoam Ban

styrofoam_cup.jpgFor too long, we have been wasteful and mindless in our use of natural resources. Maryland is ready for positive change. Sign the Styrofoam Ban Petition here.

Styrofoam/Expanded Polystyrene (EPS), is a widely-used product derived from petrochemicals. Its production uses non-renewable resources and contributes to atmospheric pollution. Styrofoam never breaks down, but breaks up into increasingly small particles that absorb toxics due to their carbon-based makeup. Fish and wildlife consume the pieces mistaking it for food. This bio-accumulation of toxicity is a risk to the food chain. In other words, this foam contributes to “a wasteland.”

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OWP Awarded Grant

We are excited to announce that the One Water Partnership™ program has been awarded a 3-year grant by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation! Through this program, we will mobilize 100 congregations, of which 36 will commit to deep engagement and high-impact stormwater management or restoration projects. Click HERE to read more. 

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Letting Your Light Shine

All_Saints_Luteran_pollinator_garden.jpgIn the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven. -- Matthew 5:16

This passage jumped into my mind the first time I visited All Saints Lutheran Church in Bowie, Maryland. As I drove into their parking lot I was immediately struck by the number of trees planted and preserved on their grounds.  In addition, right at the entrance to the church, is an impressive pollinator garden. All around are signs that the congregation is aware of the need for God's people to be good stewards of the environment.

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A Light In the Darkness

"All It Takes Is One Good Person to Restore Hope!"

Oppressing our Neighbors Less

What are You Thirsty for?

A Climate for Runoff

Leadership Circle

ian-schneider-66374-unsplash.jpgJoin Interfaith Partners for the Chesapeake's Leadership Circle to learn, share, and support each other in our faithful journey to ensure clean water for all. Read more...

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Sacred Waters Workshop: Caring For Your Congregation Grounds

Bee_ShrineofSt.Anthony_(1).jpgJoin us at this free workshop to help Prince George's County congregations care for Creation AND save money.

Sunday, January 27th, 3pm - 5pm
Union Bethel AME Church
6810 Floral Park Rd
Brandywine, MD 20613

REGISTER at this link

Download the event flyer HERE

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A Birthday Gift to be Treasured

JugBayforJulie-2-3.jpgOn the evening of September 20th, the Jewish community will celebrate Rosh Hashanah, the start of the year 5778 on the Hebrew calendar. Rosh Hashanah is both the beginning of a period of introspection culminating in Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, as well as a celebration of the birth of the world. Inspired by that thought, some twenty members of Adat Shalom Reconstructionist Congregation in Bethesda, Maryland recently undertook an eco-service mission at the Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary on the Patuxent River south of Annapolis. At a time when Jews reflect on the birth of the world -- this amazing gift from our Creator -- it is fitting to remember our time out on Jug Bay and the ecological wonder that it is.

 

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Episcopal Church of the Holy Covenant, Baltimore

St. Margaret's Episcopal Church, Annapolis

Inspiration from St. Camillus Catholic Church

St. Mary's Annapolis

Chizuk Amuno Congregation

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Living Questions: Faith-Inspired Environmentalism. Listen HERE as IPC's Executive Director Jodi Rose joins Rabbi Nina Beth Cardin and Emmalee June Aman on WYPR to discuss the role faith plays in motivating environmental activists.

Check it out! Jodi appeared on The Green & Sexy Radio Show with Leonard Robinson and Styrofoam Mom.