Process and Requirements
This describes the 5 step process involved with the Certification Program, including applying, the first 6 months, the action plan requirements, progress reports and graduation.
Green team leader, Temple Beth Rishon
The GreenFaith Certification Program is organized into a 5-step process that includes a number of requirements. Participating institutions must complete each of these steps and their accompanying requirements to be recognized as a GreenFaith Sanctuary.
STEP 1: Apply to the Program
Click here to see a detailed description of steps involved in the application process.
STEP 2: Getting Started (First 6 Months of the Program)
- Write a Mission Statement
- Develop a Communications Plan
- Conduct a Comprehensive Audit
- Develop an Action Plan for fulfilling the Spirit, Stewardship and Justice requirements.
STEP 3: Implement your Action Plan
The Certification Program is a leadership program, and as such the action steps over the 2 years are comprehensive. Institutions must do eco-themed worship services, incorporate environmental themes into religious education, offer interfaith and inter-generational events, 'green' their building operations, and advocate and educate around the issue of environmental justice. Click here to see a detailed summary of the requirements that you will need to include in your Action Plan.
STEP 4: Submit Progress Reports Twice Yearly
Institutions will be asked to submit progress reports twice per year, which provide GreenFaith staff with a snapshot of your successes, and allow your congregation the space to discuss your challenges and needs. Institutions will be asked to submit documentation of their actions with each progress report.
STEP 5: Become a GreenFaith Sanctuary
After completing all Certification Program requirements, institutions will be designated as a GreenFaith Sanctuary! To maintain status as a GreenFaith Sanctuary, institutions will be required to....