Environmental Leadership for Houses of Worship
The GreenFaith Certification Program is a two year program providing support, resources and guidance to participating institutions to integrate environmental themes into their worship, religious education, facility maintenance, and social outreach. In recognition for their accomplishments, these institutions earn certification as a GreenFaith Sanctuary.
"This initiative has truly become part of our Temple community DNA."
Sue and Phil Hoch, Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel
What is the GreenFaith Certification Program?
A 2 year environmental leadership program for houses of worship. GreenFaith provides you with extensive resources, one-on-one coaching, support and networking opportunities to help you do holistic & successful environmental programming.
- Save money. From $6,000 to $50,000, participating congregations have saved significant money through Certification activities. See an article in Reform Judaism Magazine about a temple that has saved $20,000.
- Attract members. With front page news stories, and programs that involve the entire community, congregations are attracting new members.
- Receive invaluable guidance and support. One-on-one coaching, connections to houses of worship across the country, free webinars, & access to a website with 200 resources. Tried and tested resources from GreenFaith's 20 years of experience.
- Accomplish Bigger Projects. Farmers' markets, gardens, green cleaning, solar installations, environmental justice advocacy, interfaith programs, worship services on the environment...participants are taking bigger steps than ever in their history.
- Join a Growing Movement. Nearly 60 houses of worship from 22 states, rural to suburban to urban. Join the Certification community.
"Groundbreaking! If you dream of becoming a congregation that puts Creation Care at the center of its agenda, this is the path you want to take!"
Debbie O'Halloran, Green Team Leader, Trinity Presbyterian Church
- Listen to a webinar recording and see a PowerPoint describing the Program
- See a front page news story about the Program and the first houses of worship to graduate, or a story in Reform Judaism magazine about a temple that has saved $20,000 through the Certification Program.
- Process & Requirements of the Certification Program
- Resources & Support Provided to Participating Institutions
- Application Steps and Documents
- List of Participating Institutions
- Tuition Fees
- Submit Certification Application Here
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