In the past, MCCN had a system of creation care liaisons, known as “green patchwork congregations” in our first decade and as partner congregations later on. We are not maintaining partner congregations at this time due to limited staff time. The good news is that there are now many other excellent resources for congregations who want to develop or rejuvenate a green team. Here are a few:
- How to Form a Green Team at Church This one-page step by step guide from Yale Divinity School is fromReflections, a faith-based journal from Yale Divinity School. It is a good road map for getting started.
- How to Start a Green Team
A one-hour video from the Georgia Chapter of Interfaith Power and Light
- Faith in Place
This interfaith organization serves Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin. Developing green teams is a longtime strength of theirs. If you live in these states, you will have access to a green team coach and more opportunities to connect with other people of faith of all stripes. If you do not, you can still benefit from their online resources.
- Interfaith Partners for the ChesapeakeTheir service area is the Chesapeake Bay Watershed, and water issues are their area of expertise. Building congregational green teams is another strength. They offer multi-session online trainings for people who are serious about this.
Photo caption: An initiative at Faith Mennonite Church, Minneapolis, MN