Upcoming Events Calendar

  • Wednesday, April 01, 2020 at 03:00 PM

    Month Long Celebration-Baltimore 50th Earth Day 2020

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    "Earth Day Anyway!" - a resource of activities individuals and families can take on your own to go outside to celebrate Creation and to live a more sustainable life.

    CLICK HERE for a faithful guide to 30 Days of spiritual reflection and action suggestions from Interfaith Partners for the Chesapeake. If you like you can print it out and post it on your refrigerator, by your computer or on your desk.

    Then check the Baltimore Earth Day 2020  site for a growing list of ideas from IPC and other sponsoring organizations.

    Additional resources for the first Digital Earth Day can also be found at EarthDay.org.

    *Note: This event has changed due to COVID 19 protocols

     

  • Thursday, April 02, 2020 at 07:00 PM · 95 rsvps
    Webinar

    Learning Lab: Planning for a Zero Waste Congregation

    How to Reduce Your Landfill Contributions!

    Please RSVP below for this Learning Lab that will focus on how your congregation can reduce it's trash by "greening" your events along with various creative and engaging activities.

    After you register you'll receive an email which will contain the link for the Learning Lab. 

    Our guest speaker will be Beth Gingold, Founder of Recycle Leaders, will share about how your faith community can reduce your waste "footprint" by reducing, reusing and more effective recycling. 

    We'll also hear from two green team leaders, Beri Kravitz at Shaare Torah Synagogue, Gaithersburg, and Thelma Triche, St. Columba's Episcopal Church, Washington, DC, both of whom have organized zero waste program at their congregations.

    Then we'll offer time for the Solution Circle, a time for you to share.
    Please bring your questions, ideas, challenges and successes!

    These webinars are designed to supplement the in-person Faithful Green Leaders Training, but everyone is welcome to participate.

     

     

  • Thursday, April 16, 2020 at 07:00 PM · 1 rsvp
    Webinar in Your Home, MD

    The Power to Motivate: Learn to Lead a Behavior Change Campaign at Your Congregation

    How do you decide what actions would have the most positive impact in your community? Do you want to help motivate people to stop using single-use plastic water bottles, to recycle - - or do you have some other idea? We will share methods on how to:

         1. choose a target audience who might be ripe for change

         2. select the behavior to change that will have significant positive benefits for Creation

         3. capture and measure the change that you have helped take place

    Sign up to attend this instructional webinar led by Suzanne Etgen from the Anne Arundel County Watershed Stewards Academy.

     

  • Sunday, April 19, 2020 at 09:00 AM
    Bel Air United Methodist Church

    Bel Air United Methodist Church

    POSTPONED due to COVID 19 protocols. Check back for updates.

    Recognition of the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day, join the Creation Care Ministry for a fun and informative morning to help inspire our good stewardship of God’s Earth.  This event is for all ages and will include the following displays and activities:

    • Harford County Office of Recycling
    • Harford County Master Gardeners
    • Harford County Climate Action
    • Tree seedling giveaway
    • Crafts, Games & More

     

    Contact Info:

    Sheryl Pedrick

    sherylpedrick@hotmail.com

  • Sunday, April 26, 2020 at 01:00 PM
    Mount Lebanon Baptist Church in Baltimore, MD

    Cistern & Rain Garden Blessing-Mount Lebanon Baptist Church

    Join the Celebration-The Green Team at Mount Lebanon Baptist Church invites you to visit their church as they bless their cistern/planters and rain garden. See the full invitation with all the details HERE. 

  • Sunday, April 26, 2020 at 03:00 PM
    Oregon Ridge Nature Center in Cockeysville, MD

    Interfaith Nature Walk-Baltimore 50th Earth Day 2020

    This event has changed due to COVID 19 protocols.  Now it will be "Earth Day Any Way" - a resource of activities individuals and families can take on your own to go celebrate Creation outside and to live a more sustainable life. Check the Baltimore Earth Day 2020  site for a growing list of ideas from IPC and our other sponsoring organizations.

     

    CANCELED: Interfaith Nature Walk led by IPC plus a Water and Tree Blessing.

    Located at Oregon Ridge Nature Center. Updates on schedules and details can be found at Baltimore Earth Day 2020 . Click HERE to download the flyer to post at your congregation. If you are planning on attending the Interfaith Nature Walk please register below so we know you are coming.

    50 Ways for Greener Days - is a month-long celebration where various organizations will be offering 50+ environmental activities throughout the greater Baltimore area in April.

    CANCELED: These events will culminate on Sunday, April 26th from 10 AM-4 PM when Baltimore celebrates the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day. This FREE family friendly event will be full of activities.

  • Thursday, May 07, 2020 at 07:00 PM
    Webinar

    Learning Lab: Sustaining Your Green Team

     

    Sustain your Green Team for the Long Haul!
    Learn what keeps a team strong and prepared for changes in leadership.  

    Please RSVP below for this Learning Lab that will focus on offering strategies and practices that prepare and will keep your team vibrant and effective for years to come.

    With all the good work you are doing to heal and restore the earth, you'll want to create a structure and plan for success into the future.

    Our guest speakers will include Congregation Examples from Green Teams that have implemented some of these practices along with some of their own. Bring your own ideas and strategies too!

    Then we'll offer time for the Solution Circle, a time for you to share. Please bring your questions, ideas, challenges and successes!

    These webinars are designed to supplement the in-person Faithful Green Leaders Training, but everyone is welcome to participate.

  • Sunday, May 17, 2020 at 02:00 PM
    Emmanuel U.M.C. in Laurel, MD

    Faithful Green Leaders Training - Howard County

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    Because of the uncertainty & concern regarding COVID-19 in the area, this event has been postponed. Stay tuned for information about the rescheduled date.

    We heard you. You need strong green teams at your congregations. We’re here to help!

    Register for the Interest List below for this training where you will learn how to:

    - Establish and grow a green team at your congregation

    - Develop exciting environmental education programs to engage your congregation

    - Develop an action plan for your Green Team

    - Enhance your communication skills to help spread the word

    Download our flyer HEREQuestions? email OneWater@InterfaithChesapeake.org or call us at 410-609-6852.

    All attendees must come with at least 2 other people from their congregation, because there is no such thing as "a team of 1." If you need help building your green team, go here to find some helpful resources

    Thank you for your interest in our upcoming Faithful Green Leaders Training Workshop!

    While any congregation based in Maryland, Virginia, or the District of Columbia is eligible, we do have limited capacity and priorities to meet the demand for congregations located in Gwynn Falls, Jones Falls, Howard County, Wicomico County and Harford County first. Therefore, we encourage you and your two other members to sign up here. We will be in touch within two weeks of the workshop date to confirm your spots in the training. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we strive to meet the needs of our congregations and funders.


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  • Saturday, June 13, 2020 at 10:00 AM

    Faithful Green Leaders Training - Wicomico

    IPC_Web_Banner_300ppi_2-2020_update.jpgWe heard you. You need strong green teams at your congregations. We’re here to help!

    RSVP below for this training where you will learn how to:

    - Establish and grow a green team at your congregation

    - Develop exciting environmental education programs to engage your congregation

    - Develop an action plan for your Green Team

    - Enhance your communication skills to help spread the word

    Download our flyer HEREQuestions? Call us at 410-609-6852

    All attendees must come with at least 2 other people from their congregation, because there is no such thing as "a team of 1." If you need help building your green team, go here to find some helpful resources.

  • Saturday, June 27, 2020 at 10:00 AM

    Faithful Green Leaders Training - Harford

    IPC_Web_Banner_300ppi_2-2020_update.jpgWe heard you. You need strong green teams at your congregations. We’re here to help!

    RSVP below for this training where you will learn how to:

    - Establish and grow a green team at your congregation

    - Develop exciting environmental education programs to engage your congregation

    - Develop an action plan for your Green Team

    - Enhance your communication skills to help spread the word

    Download our flyer HEREQuestions? Call us at 410-609-6852

    All attendees must come with at least 2 other people from their congregation, because there is no such thing as "a team of 1." If you need help building your green team, go here to find some helpful resources.