MISSION:

Partnering with religious communities to create a more sustainable and equitable future for all by mobilizing their moral voice to reduce the risk of catastrophic climate change.

VISION: Religious communities collaborating to integrate care for creation in their lives and society. 

GUIDING PRINCIPLES:

  • We keep open minds, value everyone's ideas and respect diverse opinions.
  • We use accessible language and translate ideas into language that is easily understandable.
  • We are willing to learn.
  • We respect the process and commit to it; we believe process is product.
  • We commit to finding the right questions and struggle with common questions.
  • We keep the common good top of mind.
  • We are willing to compromise.
  • We are willing to take risks.
  • We utilize a systems lens by maintaining a holistic, long-term vision of the full system rather than focusing on parts of it.

WORKING GROUPS:

  • Advocacy Working Group:

    Provide timely information on emerging policy and legislation, information on how people can inform themselves at greater depth, and policy makers’ contact information, for faith communities to use as they will. We model faithful stewardship of the planet by encouraging congregations and faith-based endowments to divest in fossil fuels. Group Leader - Ariel Miller

  • Education/Lifestyles Working Group:

    Inspire the diverse faith communities within the Greater Cincinnati area to reduce their carbon footprint by recognizing the moral and spiritual value of creation care and by making sustainable lifestyle choices an integral part of the educational and liturgical life of our faith communities. 
    Group Leaders Mary Ann Mecher and Becca Desai

  • Facilities Working Group:

    Work with houses of worship and religious institutions in our Greater Cincinnati area to reduce their environmental impact by lowering their carbon footprint through implementation of actions described in a Facilities Toolkit.
    Group LeaderKen Wright

Meet our Steering Team Committee

Our steering committee members are an experienced and skilled group of leaders representing our diverse faith communities. They share their talent, wisdom and passion for the environment and for environmental justice issues.
We are thankful for their time and commitment to the Faith Communities
Go Green Impact Team.

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Green Umbrella's collective impact work is supported by the generosity of:





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