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Welcome to the  DCIC GREEN TEAM  resource page


- turning faith into action -

Many faiths teach that we have a moral responsibility for stewardship of the earth. In response to the urgent reality of global warming, faith leaders are increasingly taking actions that conserve and protect our environment.  Please peruse the information below to identify actions that your congregation and individual members can take.

For more information, or if you have suggestions for information to add to this page, please reach out to our Green Team leader:  Susan Karnes Hecht president@vassartemple.org


Local action

Nexamp Community Solar

The DCIC has a partnership with Nexamp Community Solar which allows congregations to subscribe to a share of a local solar farm and receive credits on their utility bills for the energy produced by that share. Member congregations will receive a discount on electricity costs, and Nexamp will make a donation to the DCIC in proportion to the organization’s allocation. There is no cost to join, no equipment installed, no long-term commitment, guaranteed savings, and no cancellation fee. Please bring this opportunity to the attention of your clergy and board. Contact Yushi Kawasumi at Nexamp, (201) 314-3799 or ykawasumi@nexamp.com.


Pollinator Pathway


Your congregation’s and members’ property can support our endangered pollinators with native plants. Planting a pollinator garden is a wonderful activity for your families and religious school students. Learn more about the Pollinator Pathway and encourage your own municipality to join if it has not already done so.  Put your property on the Pathway map.  For more information contact Susan Karnes Hecht president@vassartemple.org


Faith-based organizations working on
environmental action and climate justice advocacy

Interfaith Power & Light: a faith-based response to global warming.
www.interfaithpowerandlight.org
IPL’s New York State affiliate maintains a Green Teams page where you can access a sustainability manual specifically written for houses of worship located in NYS.

GreenFaith: an interfaith organization that offers education on sustainability.
www.greenfaith.org

National Religious Partnership for the Environment: brings together independent groups.
www.nrpe.org

Shalom Center: incorporates Jewish and interfaith values.
www.theshalomcenter.org                                  

Evangelical Environmental Network: eco-activism; publishes Creation Care magazine.
www.creationcare.org

Interfaith Center for Sustainable Development: an interfaith organization based in Jerusalem.
www.interfaithsustain.com

EcoSikh: connects Sikh values and beliefs to environmentalism.
www.ecosikh.org

Dayenu: a movement of American Jews confronting the climate crisis.
www.dayenu.org

Green Muslims: a bridge between Muslim communities and environmental activism.
www.greenmuslims.org

A Rocha: an international Christian environmental organization.
www.arocha.org/en/

Coalition on the Environment and Jewish Life (COEJL): brings the Jewish community together; partners with other faith groups.
www.coejl.org

US Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Environmental Justice Program: resources for Catholic dioceses to serve their communities through environmental activism.
www.usccb.org/issues-and-action/human-life-and-dignity/environment/environmental-justice-program

Buddhist Peace Fellowship: connects teachings with environmental activism and eco-justice.
www.buddhistpeacefellowship.org

Creation Justice Ministries: works with national faith groups from different Christian denominations on environmental justice policies.
www.creationjustice.org

Hazon:  The Jewish Lab for Sustainability      
www.hazon.org


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