If the thousands of faith communities throughout the Chesapeake Bay Watershed were each to implement better practices in the management of their facilities this alone would make a major contribution to healthier waterways and a better environment.
Many congregations start here in their journey towards better stewardship. Some of the benefits are obvious, for example in energy conservation that also benefits the budget. Also the sentiment that "good stewardship begins at home" is easy to comprehend, and before we can set out to clean up the watershed, it makes sense that we should start in our own backyards.
There are several categories of projects for "Greening" your house of worship: Energy efficiency and conservation; eco-friendly products, recycling and waste management; outdoor property management and groundwater control.