Chicago, August 19-20: The National Green The Church Summit will include two days of worship, discussion, and action. We'll share resources for helping your church and community save money and energy by going green. You'll learn about important clean air protections that are under threat, and what churches can do to save them. And you'll have a chance to join forces with folks from different denominations around the country who are committed to serving as good stewards of God's creation.
On Thursday March 12th, some of the most influential African American church leaders in the country joined forces with the U.S. Green Building Council and Green For All to launch Green The Church. You can listen to this inspiring tele-conference right here.
The press teleconference featured a number of prominent clergy leaders and Green For All partners including:
- Van Jones, Green For All Founder
- Rev. Dr. Ambrose Carroll, Green the Church co-Founder
- Kimberly Lewis, Senior VP of Community Advancement, U.S. Green Building Council
- Rev. Dr. Otis Moss, III, Senior Pastor at Chicago’s Trinity United Church of Christ
- Bishop J.W. Macklin, Glad Tidings Church of God in Christ, Hayward, CA
- Rev. Dr. Amos Brown, Pastor at Third Baptist Church of San Francisco
(The first meeting of San Francisco clergy for Green The Church.)
Listen to the recording below.
Green The Church Summit - Inspiration and Action!
Green The Church held our first major gathering during the Fall of 2014.
The first ever Green The church Summit was held on November 11th & 12th at St. John’s Missionary Baptist Church in Oakland, CA. The Summit gathered some of the nations most prominent clergy leaders like Rev. Dr. W. Franklyn Richardson, Chairman of Al Sharpton’s National Action Network and Rev. Dr. Tyson. Lord Gray, a religious scholar and environmental activist.
The Summit kicked off with a praise and worship service that attuned people’s hearts and minds with vibrant song and urged their spirits to commit to becoming a part of Green The Church. Rev. Richardson culminated the evening by reemphasizing that amidst many things, churches primary roles are to make a difference in their communities, helping out wherever they are needed and by whatever means necessary.
This call to action then carried us into the morning of Wednesday, November 12th, where we held a Clergy Leaders Breakfast with expert panelists who shared resources and support to help church leaders take action in a real way. The morning session featured solar companies, energy efficiency experts, food justice activists and more.