Do you want to inspire Creation Care at your congregation?
Interfaith Partners for the Chesapeake (IPC) has now helped more than 170 congregations form their own Green Team in an effort to expand Creation Care across the Chesapeake Bay watershed. With hundreds of actions taken on behalf of the Bay so far, we feel confident that Green Teams that are well-equipped can lead their communities in raising awareness and restoring the waters of the Chesapeake region.
What is the Faithful Green Leaders Training?
Our FREE special 3-part training is geared to give congregations the tools and support to launch a thriving Green Team! Alongside inspiring guest speakers and IPC staff, participants will learn the necessary skills to grow and strengthen a lasting team. Additionally, teams will be supported by IPC regional staff to help you learn more about the actions and impact you might be able to have through your congregation and surrounding communities.
Section 1: Thursday, October 12th
Section 2: Thursday, October 19th
Section 3: Thursday, October 26th
Where do I sign up?
**All attendees are strongly encouraged to come with at least 2 other people from their congregation. Check out our team building resources and reach out if you need help!
Wondering what our Green Teams have done?
Take a look at Christ Our Anchor Presbyterian Church in Annapolis, MD and see how their growth and success is possible through our Faithful Green Leaders Training! This team is big on community engagement and conduct meetings to decide on their action planning to encourage more to join the cause. Since their training in February 2021, they have agreed to switch to ceramic mugs at their coffee hour after worship and were one of the first congregations to have a drive-by Pledge Signing Ceremony.
Their team has done a great job gathering volunteers to remove invasive vines on the trees at their congregation, which led to a cleared space for a nature walk that the congregation and surrounding community can enjoy. The small trail was dedicated on their Green Sunday during Earth Month with the help of the local Girl Scouts. More recently, their team purchased prairie dropseed from the Cape Conservation Corps with seed funding from IPC. Their team got to work, planting between rainstorms with the help of National Honor Society students from Broadneck High School. This is a positive step to reduce their mowing burden and aid in erosion control – a win for the congregation and the watershed!
Want to learn how to get seed funding to jumpstart your own green team? Come to our Faithful Green Leaders Training this October.
Have more questions about the training?
Contact your IPC regional outreach coordinator:
Director of Outreach
(Baltimore City & Co., Howard, Harford)
(Anne Arundel, Charles, Queen Anne's, Kent, St. Mary's, Calvert Co.)
Outreach Coordinator (Dorchester, Somerset, Wicomico, Worcester, Caroline, Talbot Co.'s)
(Montgomery, Frederick, Prince George's Co.'s, DMV)
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