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Green the Church -- West Palm Beach

  • April 26, 2017
  • April 29, 2017
  • Greater Antioch West Palm Beach, 1919 Spruce Avenue, West Palm Beach, FL 33407

Addressing themes that support creation care,
environmental justice and sustainability.

USGBC South Florida and our Palm Beach Branch is proud to support the upcoming Green the Church conference in West Palm Beach.

This timely summit aims to explore and expand the role of churches as centers for environmental, social and economic resilience. Working collaboratively with Carroll Ministries, Green the Church and Greater Antioch Missionary Baptist Church, the conference's general goals are to elevate discussion and action around three core pillars:

~ Amplify green theology, emphasizing the message that Christians have a duty to protect God’s creation. The summit will help church leaders develop and share resources for theological environmental teachings.

~ Promote sustainable practices, emphasizing work with church leadership to make church buildings and operations more sustainable. From energy audits to healthy food programs, summit leaders will work with congregants and attendees to green the church from the bottom up -- touching on measures that good for the environment, the church's bottom line and the health and well-being of church members.

~ Build power for change. Our ability to create health and prosperity at the community level is tied to state, local and federal policy decisions. Green The Church will help member churches identify how they can flex their shared political and "people power" to influence how our government acts on relevant issues such as climate change, the green economy, and resilient communities.

The summit will feature powerful, inspiring sermons and keynotes from faith leaders driving green initiatives from within their churches. Sessions will feature education for religious leaders, advocates, social-justice ministries and church facility and operations decision makers. There will also be a strong focus on recognizing congregations that are operating in an environmentally friendly facility, doing community gardens, and taking part in any local endeavor related to "Creation Care", including Earth Day projects.

It's about communication and collaboration!

For more information and to learn how you could present or participate, call 561-351-9057 or gambcministries.1935@yahoo.com or justben65@gmail.com. Vendor space is still available.

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