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The GreenFaith Certification Program for Episcopal Churches

GreenFaith is pleased to partner with the Episcopal Church to welcome 30 congregations into the GreenFaith Certification Program in May 2011.

Attract new members.  Reduce operating expenses.  Become a 'green' leader.

“The Certification Program
is holistic and GreenFaith
supports participating
congregations very well. The
program is an avenue for deep congregational revitalization.”
Mike Schut
Economic and Environmental Affairs Officer
The Episcopal Church

The Certification Program is a nationally-recognized two-year program.  It provides churches with a holistic, well-supported and structured program to ‘green’ their worship, education, facilities and outreach.

The program helps churches attract new members and guarantees reduced church operating costs.

GreenFaith and the Episcopal Church are offering 50% tuition subsidies to 30 Episcopal churches nationwide! As of June 2012, there are less than 15 tuition subsidies remaining.

To learn about the program, click here.

The Episcopal Church Foundation's Vital Practices March 2011 web-based edition features an article by GreenFaith's Fletcher Harper.  Click here for the article.

Informational Webinars

On October 6th, 2011, GreenFaith held an introductory webinar describing the Certification Program and the tuition subsidies available. View the webinar recording and PowerPoint.

On June 7, 2012, GreenFaith and the Episcopal Church held a webinar introducing the Certification Program and the Genesis Covenant Resource Guide.  View the webinar recording and PowerPoint.

Application Deadlines and Tuition Support

The upcoming application deadline for the Certification Program is Dec. 1st, 2012.  The application process requires vestry approval, the formation of a green team, and public statements from clergy.  GreenFaith advises that interested churches allow 2-3 months to complete the application process.

The Episcopal Church and GreenFaith are offering partial tuition support for 30 churches nationwide.  Support will be awarded based on criteria that include budget size, ethnic and geographic diversity, congregational size, and other factors.  Support will be offered on a first-come, first-serve basis to qualifying churches.

For the tuition support application form, click here.  Please submit this form to in addition to submitting the rest of your application here .

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