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Monsanto is a Fossil Fuel Company

Monsanto is a Fossil Fuel CompanyI am sure many of you are wondering why I would title a post about Monsanto and place it in the Greener Faith section. I recently read that when the spirit gets into you everything becomes filtered through God. It happened with me in the sustainability world first and now with the linking of my faith and sustainability, I can’t seem to get away from seeing everything sustainable as a manifestation of my faith. My Mother is happy!

Recently, Rev. Sally Bingham, founder and Executive Director of Interfaith Power & Light, was in town and I attended two events she was at, hosted by GIPL (Georgia Interfaith Power & Light). The second event was an intimate luncheon. I inadvertently asked a question of Rev. Bingham that led her to give the wrong answer. Yes, this sounds judgmental and it is with deep respect that I will stand my ground and say Rev. Bingham was wrong on the answer she gave my question.


Decatur First United Methodist Church takes advantage of Georgia Power Rebate and saves

Energy + Environment installs LEDs at Decatur First UMCLED Candelabra lights produce savings on electric bill and maintenance

Decatur First United Methodist Church replaced 225 chandelier bulbs in their main sanctuary. Between expected electricity savings and man hour savings, Decatur First United Methodist Church is looking to save around $2,000 per year.

Additionally, First United Methodist Church took advantage of a special rebate Georgia Power offered reduced the payback time on the cost of the lights from 2+ years to 1.17 years.


What’s the message?

Jim HartzfeldI was incredibly honored to sit down with some sustainability leaders recently. One of the participants was Jim Hartzfeld, former Managing Director at InterfaceRaise. Jim’s first job out of the Emory MBA program was to help Ray Anderson make Interface the most sustainable carpet company in the world.


5 Reasons you should invest with your faith values

Investing in your fatih values shouldn't be overlookedWhen it comes to investment think reinvestment with your faith values

There’s been a lot of news as of late about international faith institutions making large transfers of funds in their portfolios out of companies who cause harm to the planet. Although, there hasn’t been a major announcement in the US yet for a faith-based institution, the news is sure to come.


Religious and Spiritual Leaders Cry Out for the Protection of Seed in New Anthology

Sacred Seed - purchase now from AmazonThe depletion of our global seed stock is more than a conservation issue say spiritual leaders from around the world in a new book from the emerging field of Spiritual Ecology. For centuries the planting of the seed in the earth not only nourished humanity, but also symbolized the mystery of life. Now as the integrity and diversity of seed is threatened, so is its primal meaning.


Environmental Justice is the theme for the United Methodist Church National Creation Care Conference in 2015

UMC Creation Care Conference 2015 - Environmental JusticeConference to be held in Atlanta, home of the Civil Rights Movement

Rev. Pat Watkins, missionary for the General Board of Global Ministries who heads up the Ministry of God’s Renewed Creation, has announced the theme for the 2015 National Creation Care Conference. The theme will be environmental justice, and the conference will be hosted in the birthplace of the Civil Rights movement. The "Environmental Resurrection: Let Justice Roll Down Like Waters" Creation Care conference will be held on April 24 and 25 at Decatur First United Methodist Church in Decatur, Georgia.


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