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Central Reform Steps up GreenFaith Effort with Composting Program
Feb 11, 2015
St. Louis Jewish Light
Composting program at Central Reform Congregation, a GreenFaith Certification Program congregation
Community Food Garden Eyed in Bernardsville
Jan 21, 2015
The Bernardsville News
St. Bernard's Church in Bernardsville, part of the GreenFaith Certification Program, is coordinating a local community garden effort
Congregation Ohr Shalom-Summit JCC Goes Green
Dec 19, 2014
Independent Press
Summit JCC is the first Conservative synagogue in Union County to join the GreenFaith Certification program
What Parashat Vayeishev Teaches Us About Going Green
Dec 09, 2014
Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism
Cantor Ross Wolman of BJBE shares a teaching and information about their successes in the Certification Program. He also provides information on the Energy Shield.
The Faith Community Confronts Climate Change: It's No Longer Debatable
Dec 04, 2014
Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism
Paul Kaufman, Advocacy coordinator at GreenFaith, writes an article on climate change work within the faith community, and how GreenFaith can help.
Summit Interfaith Council Hosts Environmentally-Themed Community Thanksgiving Service Nov. 23
Nov 17, 2014
Tap into Summit
Summit, a pilot site for the GreenFaith Circle, hosted an interfaith environmentally themed Thanksgiving
Grace Church in Rutherford Benefits from GreenFaith's Energy Services Program
Nov 09, 2014
The Episcopal Diocese of Newark
Article describing Grace church in Rutherford's participating in the Energy Services Program
Local Leadership Summit Kickstarts Sustainability Efforts
Oct 28, 2014
Jewish Community Voice
Summit of Jewish leaders in Cherry Hill, NJ, gather to discuss and learn about sustainability.
95 Express Lanes Plants Trees at GreenFaith Church and School in Triangle
Oct 24, 2014
Dale City Patch
St. Francis of Assisi Catholic parish plants ceremonial tree
Why We Represented Davis Organizations at the People's Climate March
Oct 11, 2014
The Davis Enterprise
Lutheran Church of the Incarnation in The GreenFaith Certification Program represented at the People's Climate March
Lummi totem pole journey to oppose coal trains makes Capitol Hill stop
Aug 28, 2014
Capitol Hill Seattle Blog
Saint Mark's Cathedral in Seattle hosts Totem Journey--the Lummi Native Americans' totem which travels to various spots across the US affected by coal or oil extraction, transport, production, etc. Tells the story of this harm, and then asks for community blessings.
Mills River Church to be One of 2 in NC to Get Eco-Certification
Jul 30, 2014
Hendersonville Times News
Episcopal Church of the Holy Family in Mills River, NC graduates GreenFaith's Certification Program
United by Faith Goes 'Green'
Jul 15, 2014
Living Lutheran
An article in Living Lutheran, a publication of the Evangelical Church of America, about the environmental efforts at United by Faith in Evergreen Park, Illinois
Church goes green; gets national recognition
Jun 22, 2014
Prince William News
St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Triangle, Virginia, graduates the GreenFaith Certification Program.
St. Francis of Assisi now a "GreenFaith Sanctuary"
Jun 15, 2014
Washington Post
A short article in the Washington Post about St. Francis of Assisi in Triangle, VA, graduating the GreenFaith Certification Program
Interfaith Green Circle Forms in Summit
Jun 12, 2014
Summit NJ is the first town to launch a GreenFaith Circle
Eco-themed Worship Services Help Make St. Francis of Assisi Parish GreenFaith Certified
Jun 10, 2014
Potomac Local
St. Francis of Assisi parish in Triangle, virginia graduates the GreenFaith Certification Program
Phoenix Fellowship Praises God by Protecting the Planet
May 19, 2014
Eden Keeper
Creative Living Fellowship in Phoenix, Arizona, is the first Religious Science congregation to join and graduate the GreenFaith Certification Program.
Parsippany workshop shows how to build a rain barrel to conserve water
May 13, 2014
Saint Gregory's Episcopal Church in Parsippany holds a rain barrel workshop as part of their Water Shield and Certification Program efforts
Temple Emeth Earns Environmental Award
May 08, 2014
New Jersey Jewish Standard
Temple Emeth of Teaneck, NJ, graduates from the Water Shield program
Sky the Limit for Earth Day Activities
Apr 29, 2014
Holy Name Province Newsletter
St. Francis of Assisi parish in Triangle, VA does an Earth Day event with workshops and vendors. St. Francis of Assisi is in the Certification Program.
Saint Paul's Celebrates GreenFaith Sunday
Apr 22, 2014
Chattanooga Times Free Press
Saint Paul's Episcopal Church in Chattanooga, TN holds a GreenFaith Sunday event with environmental vendors, speakers and and workshops
St. Francis of Assisi Goes Green, Plans Festival
Apr 13, 2014
Potomac Local
st. Francis of Assisi holds a St. Francis Earth Day as part of their Certification Program activities
Longview Church Earns National Certification for Eco-Friendly Practices
Feb 08, 2014
The Daily News
St. Stephen's Episcopal Church in Longview, WA graduates the GreenFaith Certification program
Temple Goes 'Green'
Feb 02, 2014
an article about Temple Torah in Boynton Beach, Florida, and their participation in the Energy Shield
Recharge your car along with your soul: GreenFaith comes to Morristown churches
Feb 02, 2014
Morristown Green
An article on Church of the Redeemer's graduation from the Certification Program, and the participation of Bethel AME and the Presbyterian Church of Morristown in the program.
Milwaukee event to showcase religion's role in water conservation
Jan 23, 2014
Milwaukee Wisconsin Journal Sentinel
article on the Making Waves for Water event in Milwaukee where various water activities took place, and the GreenFaith Water Shield was launched
St. Francis of Assisi Named Wildlife Habitat as Part of Greenfaith Certification
Jan 04, 2014
Washington Post
St. Francis of Assisi parish in Triangle, VA, featured for its national wildlife habitat and successes in the GreenFaith Certification Program.
Media Synagogue Unveils First Gaga Game Pit in Area
Dec 24, 2013
Reclaimed Wood Lets Media Congregation Build Eco-Friendly Gaga Court
Dec 16, 2013
The Philadelphia Jewish Voice
Congregation Beth Israel, in the GreenFaith Certification Program, made a Gaga court out of reclaimed, local wood.
United by Faith Works Towards GreenFaith Certification
Nov 30, 2013
Synod News-Metropolitan Synod of Chicago
United by Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church in Evergreen Park, Illinois, is working towards the GreenFaith Certification Program.
Volunteers, residents band together to beautify the Highlands Trail
Oct 27, 2013
The Daily News
St. Stephen's Episcopal Church in Longview, WA coordinates a planting of native plants in a low-income area of their neighborhood.
Congregation Beth Israel Joins GreenFaith Environmental Program
Oct 16, 2013
The Philadelphia Jewish Voice
Congregation Beth Israel is accepted into the GreenFaith
Grace Morganton Receives Green Certification
Oct 15, 2013
The Episcopal Diocese of Western North Carolina
Grace Episcopal Church in Morganton, NC graduates from the GreenFaith Certification Program
Water initiatives get congregations to pledge to conserve
Oct 07, 2013
Religion News Service
Article in Religion News Service about the GreenFaith Water Shield and overall water conservation efforts at congregations.
Deerfield’s B’nai Jehoshua Beth Elohim makes earth-friendly efforts
Sep 16, 2013
Deerfield Review
Article about BJBE's Certification initiatives
Galloway Unitarian service and veggie burger cook-off pay tribute to water
Sep 16, 2013
The Current of Galloway Township
Tabernacle Church Dedicates Solar Panels
Jul 08, 2013
The Central Record
United by Faith Lutheran Church Joins GreenFaith Certification Program
Jun 20, 2013
Southtown Star
United by Faith Lutheran Church in Evergreen Park, IL,joins the Certification Program
Temple Jeremiah embarks on GreenFaith certification process
Jun 17, 2013
Highland Park Patch
Article highlighting Temple Jeremiah's acceptance in the GreenFaith Certification Program
Things Not Seen - Pt 2 of Radio Interview with Fletcher Harper
Jun 09, 2013
Host David Dault interviews GreenFaith's Executive Director.
Things Not Seen - Pt 1 of Radio Interview with Fletcher Harper
Jun 03, 2013
Host David Dault interviews GreenFaith's Executive Director.
Environmental groups offer options for earth care after Mission 4/1 Earth
May 27, 2013
United Church of Christ website
Article on UCC website about how churches can get involved with GreenFaith
How Church Got Started with GreenFaith Ministry
May 22, 2013
Flour Sack Mama blog
Grace Episcopal Church in Chattanooga, TN
People Dig Church-Sponsored Community Garden
May 21, 2013
Flour Sack Mama blog
An article about Grace Episcopal Church in Chattanooga, TN, community garden.
Christian Mission Brings Farmers nad Residents Together
May 20, 2013
Flour Sack Mama
Climate Change Defines Earth Day Activities
Apr 23, 2013
Holy Name Province Today
An article on Brother Earth Day at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic parish in Triangle, VA
Adath Shalom Honored for Environmental Commitment
Apr 21, 2013
Parsippany Patch
Adath Shalom in Morris Plains, NJ gains the GreenFaith Energy Shield.
A Greener Faith: A Triangle Parish Hopes to Earn Certification by Focusing on Ecology and Sustainability
Apr 17, 2013
Arlington Catholic Herald
An article about St. Francis of Assisi parish in Triangle, Virginia, and their participation in the GreenFaith Certification Program.
St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church Presents Brother Earth Day
Apr 12, 2013
Potomac Local News
An article about St. Francis of Assisi parish Brother Earth Day activities.
New Jersey Congregation Carries Eco-Conscious Work into Future
Apr 10, 2013
United Church of Christ website
An article about Stanley Congregational Church that was published on the UCC website
Church in Parsippany Seeks to Become Environmentally Certified
Apr 02, 2013
An article about St. Gregory's in Parsippany joining the Certification Program
St. Stephen, Longview, participates in two-year GreenFaith certification program
Mar 25, 2013
The Episcopal Diocese of Olympia
An article describing St. Stephen's Episcopal church in Longview, Washington's Certification efforts
Redeemer in Morristown making headway towards 'green' certification
Mar 12, 2013
Morristown Green
An article about Church of the Redeemer's work in the GreenFaith Certification program
Certification Good Vehicle for Greening
Mar 11, 2013
Grand Island Independent
An article about St. Stephen's Episcopal Church in Grand Island, Nebraska, a Certification Program participant
Creating a Jewish 'GreenPrint' for St. Louis
Feb 13, 2013
St. Louis Jewish Light
An article that features two Certification program sites, Central Reform Congregation and United Hebrew, and describes their environmental activities.
Synagogue's Nature Space Joins Honor Roll
Feb 05, 2013
NJ Jewish News
Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel in West Orange, NJ, creates a nature space for children and receives Arbor Day Foundation award for it.
Smart Strategies for Facility Savings
Feb 01, 2013
Reform Judaism Magazine
An article in Reform Judaism Magazine which features GreenFaith, describing Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel's experience and savings, with quotes from Stacey Kennealy.
Virginia Parish a Leader in Green Efforts, New Programming
Oct 09, 2012
HNP Today
An article about St. Francis of Assisi parish in Triangle, VA, joining the GreenFaith Certification program, and 'green' programming
Triangle Church Pursues Environmental Certification
Oct 03, 2012
The Catholic Herald
Article written in The Catholic Herald in Arlington, VA about the acceptance of St. Francis of Assisi into the GreenFaith Certification Program
Sukkot at United Hebrew
Oct 01, 2012
St. Louis Jewish Light
United Hebrew, a synagogue in the Certification Program, celebrates Sukkot outdoors with a sukkah made of recycled materials
Holy Family Steps Up Its 'Green' Efforts
Aug 25, 2012
Episcopal Church of the Holy Family wrote an Op-Ed article describing the Certification Program and their advocacy efforts
From urban to suburban: Helping to ‘Green’ St. Louis. GreenFaith accepts two congregations into environmental leadership program
Aug 02, 2012
Manchester Patch
An article describing the acceptance of Central Reform Congregation and United Hebrew into the Certification Program
United Hebrew, Central Reform are Accepted for 'GreenFaith' Certification
Jul 25, 2012
St. Louis Jewish Light
United Hebrew and Central Reform congregation synagogues are accepted into the GreenFaith Certification Program.
Sheriff, Business Owners Discuss Immigration, Labor Force
Jul 22, 2012
Episcopal Church of the Holy Family in North Carolina hosted a forum on immigration and farmworkers' rights.
Going Green Without Walls
Jul 20, 2012
Washington Jewish Week
An article about Kehila Chadasha's involvement in our Certification Program
Let's Get Back to the Future - Smart Energy Policies for NJ
Jul 12, 2012
New Jersey Jewish Standard
GreenFaith Advocacy Director Paul Kaufman and Rabbi Joel Mosbacher argue in support of re-instating strong energy policies in New Jersey.
General Seminary Announces Major Environmental Partnership
May 10, 2012
General Theological Seminary
GreenFaith-Holy Name Earth Day Collaboration
Apr 25, 2012
Holy Name Hospital Press Release
GreenFaith held a solar screening event at Holy Name Hospital in Teaneck, NJ.
For Smog Control at Incinerator, Public Pressure Played Key Role
Apr 05, 2012
NJ Spotlight
Advocacy by GreenFaith, the Ironbound Community Corporation, and the Eastern Environmental Law Center played a key role in emissions-reduction agreement at Newark incinerator.
Red Bank UMC Operates on Green Faith: New roof, additional insulation and 205 solar panels power church
Mar 15, 2012
The Hub
An article describing the solar power project at Red Bank United Methodist Church, a participant in the GreenFaith Certification Program.
Faith Program focuses on Religion-Based Environmentalism
Jan 25, 2012
Charlotte Observer
Sustainable sanctuaries: Congregations answer call to become stewards of the earth
Jan 03, 2012
Daily Record
Stanley Congregational church, Adath Shalom synagogue and Church of the Redeemer, all participants in GreenFaith's Certification Program, are featured in the Daily Record.
Chatham Church Completes 'Green' Certification
Dec 09, 2011
Independent Press
Stanley Congregational Church in Chatham graduates the GreenFaith Certification Program and holds a celebration in honor of that achievement.
One Block from the Green, Morristown's Church of the Redeemer is Going Green
Dec 06, 2011
Church of the Redeemer has joined the GreenFaith Certification Program
Redeemer Committing to 'Green' Initiative
Dec 06, 2011
Morristown Patch
Article describing Church of the Redeemer joining the Certification Program
Answering a Call of Our Time
Oct 28, 2011
Shambhala Times Community News
Everyone Deserves Respect - An Interview with Rabbi Edward Bernstein
Sep 23, 2011
South Florida Sentinel News
GreenFaith Fellow Rabbi Edward Bernstein discusses his views with the South Florida Sun Sentinel
Medfield Resident Combines Faith and Environment
Sep 19, 2011
Medfield Press
Shelley Dennis Joins GreenFaith’s National Fellowship Program
Aug 24, 2011
Andover Newton Theological School
Andover Newton Theological School Announces Student's Entry into GreenFaith Fellowship Program
SUS Student Named a GreenFaith Fellow
Aug 24, 2011
Northern Arizona Sustainable Communities Report
Synagogues Taking the LEED on Greening
Aug 16, 2011
The Jewish Week
An article the discusses how synagogues are undertaking environmental initiatives. Focuses a good deal on LEED, but also mentions GreenFaith's Certification program.
Members of Barnert Temple in Franklin Lakes Plant Intergenerational Garden
Jul 07, 2011
Suburban News
An article describing the intergenerational garden at Barnert Temple
NJ Catholic Parish First in Nation to be Certified Green
Jun 27, 2011
National Catholic Reporter
An article describing Church of the Presentation's acceptance into the GreenFaith Certification program.
Spring Draws Temple Members Outside for Mitzvot: Volunteers dig in to harvest for needy, and clean the shore
Jun 10, 2011
NJ Jewish News
Article describing Temple Shalom in Aberdeen, NJ, a participant in the GreenFaith Certification Program. Describes their garden and beach cleanup
Growing Community, Sowing Peace: Three Faith Communities Care for the Earth and for Others
May 26, 2011
An article describing the community garden at Temple Beth Shalom, a participant in GreenFaith's Certification Program.
GreenFaith Taps Temple Beth Rishon to Help Support EPA Rule
May 13, 2011
NJ Jewish Standard
St. David's Embraces Environmental Stewardship
May 12, 2011
Episcopal Diocese of Texas website
An article describing St. David's Earth Day celebration as part of their Certification program efforts.
Synagogues Take Aim at Power Plant Pollution
Apr 13, 2011
NJ Jewish News
An article describing Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel and Temple B'nai Abraham's efforts to sign the letter supporting mercury reductions at power plants.
Convergence of Earth Day, Good Friday Highlights Church's Green Ministries
Apr 13, 2011
Episcopal News Service
An article in the Episcopal News Service highlights Grace Episcopal Church in Chattanooga, TN, a Certification Program participant.
Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel's Religious School Creates Prayer Garden to Raise Environmental Awareness
Apr 05, 2011
The Alternative Press
Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel, a synagogue in the GreenFaith Certification program, creates a prayer garden to raise members' awareness about environmental issues.
Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel Rallies Support for Reducing Deadly Mercury Emissions
Apr 04, 2011
The Alternative Press
This article describes Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel's effort to gather signatures on the mercury ruling
All The Children Are Ours: Methodist Counselor Awarded GreenFaith Fellowship
Mar 18, 2011
Florida United Methodist News Service
St. Aidan's: State's First GreenFaith Church
Mar 03, 2011
The Record
Article about St. Aidan's acceptance into the Certification Program
GreenFaith Fellow Waldkoenig & A Faith-Based Look at Marcellus Shale
Jan 29, 2011
Intelligencer Journal of Lancaster and New Era, PA
A Greener Spirit: How Faiths are Uniting for Environmental Progress
Jan 12, 2011
Museum Showcase at B'nai Abraham
Jan 10, 2011
The Alternative Press
B'nai Abraham, a member of the GreenFaith Certification Program, created a showcase of their 'green' action steps.
Panel Explores Nexus of Faith and Environment
Nov 29, 2010
New Jersey Jewish News
Jennifer Durant Joins GreenFaith Fellowship Program
Nov 15, 2010
The Disciple - The Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina
Read the article on GreenFaith Fellow Jennifer Durant on page 25 of The Disciple.
Ten Key Hindu Environmental Teachings
Nov 10, 2010
Conservative movement launches ‘green’ initiative
Nov 02, 2010
Jewish Telegraphic Agency
Iona College’s Sister Kathleen Deignan Honored By GreenFaith at Annual Celebration
Nov 01, 2010
New Rochelle Talk
Temple Beth Rishon Saves Thousands, Wins Award for Going Green
Oct 29, 2010
NJ Jewish Standard
Temple Beth Rishon has saved thousands of dollars through energy conservation, and was honored at GreenFaith's 2010 Sustainable Soiree and Awards Celebration
Beck Attacks "Let There Be ... Stuff?" on Oct. 15 Show
Oct 16, 2010
Media Matters for America
Flemington Hebrew school director joins GreenFaith's National Fellowship Program
Oct 08, 2010
New Partnership to help Episcopal Church go green
Oct 07, 2010
Episcopal Examiner
The Episcopal Church has now partnered with GreenFaith to help churches go green. Michael Schut, the Episcopal Church’s officer for economic and environmental affairs explained to ENS that the program is holistic and well supported. Those in the program will not only go green in their buildings and grounds but also will combine the creation-care part with education and worship.
Local Environmental and Community Groups Reach Settlement with Newark Garbage Incinerator
Oct 06, 2010
Jersey City Independent
The Ironbound Community Corporation and GreenFaith reached a settlement with Covanta's Newark incinerator.
Hyde Park Native Gains Environmental Award
Oct 06, 2010
Hyde Park Herald
Innovative partnership aims to help Episcopal churches 'go green'
Oct 05, 2010
Episcpopal Life Online
Rabbis on the Run: Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel Answers a Fitness Challenge with a Congregation-wide 5K
Oct 05, 2010
South Orange Patch
Temple Sharey Tefilo Israel in South Orange holds a 5 K walk to raise money for tree planting in Israel
Energy-from-Waste Facility Agrees to Clean Up its Act
Oct 04, 2010
NJ Spotlight
GreenFaith and the Ironbound Community Corporation reach settlement with Newark incinerator to improve air quality for community.
Time to preach the green gospel
Oct 03, 2010
Memphis Commercial Appeal
Sometimes you hear an idea and say, that would be good for Memphis. Here's one. Have the churches and religious leaders of this city go green. Rev. Fletcher Harper came to Memphis a few days ago to make that pitch.
GreenFaith names Hindu and Jain scholar in residence
Oct 02, 2010
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GreenFaith, a leading US interfaith environmental coalition, has named Pankaj Jain, an Indian American professor, as a Hindu and Jain Scholar in Residence on the anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi's birthday.
On Gandhi’s Birthday, GreenFaith Announces Hindu and Jain Scholar in Residence
Oct 02, 2010
GreenFaith announced that Dr. Pankaj Jain, Assistant Professor of Indian Religions and Ecology at the University of North Texas, has become GreenFaith’s Hindu and Jain Scholar in Residence, and will work with GreenFaith to strengthen Hindu and Jain environmental leadership nationwide.
On Gandhi’s Birthday, GreenFaith Announces Hindu and Jain Scholar in Residence
Oct 02, 2010
Thaindian News
GreenFaith announced that Dr. Pankaj Jain, Assistant Professor of Indian Religions and Ecology at the University of North Texas, has become GreenFaith’s Hindu and Jain Scholar in Residence, and will work with GreenFaith to strengthen Hindu and Jain environmental leadership nationwide.
Rabbi Bernstein Named GreenFaith Fellow
Oct 01, 2010
Cleveland Jewish News
Rabbi Edward Bernstein, spiritual leader of Congregation Shaarey Tikvah, has been named a 2011 GreenFaith Fellow.
Janet Madden Named GreenFaith Fellow
Sep 28, 2010
The Circuit
Janet Madden, a fifth-year rabbinical student at The Academy for Jewish Religion, California, has been named a 2011 GreenFaith Fellow. The GreenFaith Fellowship Program is a comprehensive education and training program to prepare lay and ordained leaders from diverse religious traditions for environmental leadership.
GreenFaith Fellow Mallory McDuff Featured
Sep 19, 2010
Asheville Citizen Times
GreenFaith Fellow Mallory McDuff recently celebrated the release of her book, Natural Saints, about Christian leadership on the environment. The book features stories from her time as a GreenFaith Fellow, along with other stories about church-based environmental efforts.
Drawing Power from the Father and the Sun
Sep 19, 2010
Trenton Times
GreenFaith's Fletcher Harper praises Shiloh Baptist Church in Trenton for their solar array, noting that urban communities suffer the worst effects of climate change and related air pollution.
Eat, Pray, Love - A New Green Gospel
Aug 10, 2010
USA Today
GreenFaith Fellow Mallory McDuff's article appeared as an op ed in USA Today, highlighting environmental efforts by religious groups.
Local Congregations Dig Deeper into Environmental Issues
Jun 18, 2010
The New Jersey Jewish Standard
GreenFaith partners with the URJ to bring 8 Reform synagogues from NJ into the Certification Program. This article highlights Temple Sinai of Tenafly and Barnert Temple of Franklin Lakes. Rabbi Jordan Millstein from Temple Sinai, Rabbi Elyse Frishman from Barnert Temple, and Rev. Harper from GreenFaith are quoted in this article.
GreenFaith Partners with Reform Jewish Temples to Create Greening Reform Judaism Pilot Program
Jun 16, 2010
The Alternative Press
GreenFaith partners with the Union for Reform Judaism to bring 8 synagogues into the Greening Reform Judaism Pilot program. Highlights Sharey Tefilo-Israel and quotes Rabbi Daniel Cohen.
Temple Puts On Its 'GreenFaith'
Jun 09, 2010
South Orange Navigator
Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel in South Orange joins 8 synagogues in the Greening Reform Judaism pilot program. The Program is a partnership between the Union for Reform Judaism and GreenFaith, with collaboration from the Religious Action Center (RAC). Jordan Millstein from Temple Sinai is also cited in this article.
Watching Their Community Garden Grow
Jun 07, 2010
NJ Jewish News
Temple Shalom in Aberdeen, alongside another synagogue and church in the town, created a community garden as part of the Certification Program.
Eight Reform Synagogues to Pilot 'Greening' Initiative
Jun 06, 2010
JTA: The Global News Service of the Jewish People
8 Reform synagogues in NJ join the Greening Reform Judaism Pilot Program, where they will participate in the GreenFaith Certification Program with the Union for Reform Judaism and GreenFaith underwriting the costs.
Synagogue Seeks Certification by Green Group
Apr 07, 2010
NJ Jewish News
Adath Shalom synagogue in Morris Plains, NJ joins the GreenFaith Certification Program, and is already seeing results. The rabbi is giving 'green' sermons, teens from the youth group are participating on their green team, and they are taking steps towards energy conservation.
Second Sunday of Lent: Transfigured Sacrifice
Feb 28, 2010
Franciscan Action Network
GreenFaith helps St. Mary's Church in Pompton Lakes, NJ to renew their religious commitment to environmental stewardship through eco-themed worship services, energy conservation, solar arrays, and other 'green' improvements.
Sowing the Seeds for a Greener Jewish Future
Jan 28, 2010
The Canadian Jewish News
Rabbi Lawrence Troster, Director of GreenFaith's Fellowship Program, spoke of Jewish ecology, environmentalism and justice at Congregation Darchei Noam in Toronto, Canada.
Religious Groups Active in Climate Debate
Dec 15, 2009
USA Today
Religious groups from around the world and a variety of traditions are lobbying Congress and traveling to Copenhagen to bring a faith-based voice to the climate debate. GreenFaith's Executive Director, Rev. Fletcher Harper, is quoted as an expert voice in this article.
Green is Adopted as Color of Worship
Oct 15, 2009
The Riverdale Press
Conservative synagogue Adath Israel of Riverdale undertakes the GreenFaith Certification Program.
Religious Groups Push for Climate Change Legislation
Sep 25, 2009
US News & World Report
Religious groups from diverse traditions push for climate change legislation, and help congregations reduce their carbon footprint through programming. GreenFaith's Certification Program is cited in this article, and Executive Director Rev. Fletcher Harper is quoted.
Changing the World...One Chicken at a Time
Aug 14, 2009
Cleveland Jewish News
GreenFaith Fellow, Amalia Haas, starts "The Green Taam," a kosher pasture raised poultry business in Ohio.
Temple Puts Its Faith in Sustainability
Jul 29, 2009
Suburban News
Temple Beth Rishon, a participant in the GreenFaith Certification Program, takes steps to 'go green', through energy conservation, green cleaning, environmental education, and more.
Religion Today: Synagogues, Churches Build Green
Apr 29, 2009
The Washington Post
Houses of worship across the country are building green, from small changes to LEED Certified buildings. These changes are one of the many steps congregations are taking to lessen their environmental footprint. Rev. Fletcher Harper, GreenFaith's Executive Director, is quoted several times in this article.
Congregation Believes in Importance of Going Green
May 08, 2008
The Courier Post
GreenFaith fellows work for the world’s future
Apr 20, 2008
National Catholic Reporter
The National Catholic Reporter – a leading national Roman Catholic publication – featured GreenFaith’s Fellowship Program in its annual ecology edition. The article described the work of GreenFaith’s Catholic Fellows - Br. Kevin Cawley, Sr. Doretta Cornell, Sr. Kathleen Deignan, Doug Demeo, and Fr. Joe Mitchell.
'Greener' Fair Set for March 30th
Mar 23, 2008
The Courier Post
M'kor Shalom synagogue in Cherry Hill, NJ, hosts a 'going greener' fair, with a keynote by GreenFaith staff person Stacey Kennealy. The event had a series of workshops, green items for sale, and organic/local food.
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