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Dirty air. Unclean industries. Toxic dump sites. Lead poisoning.  Incinerators.  Excessive truck traffic.  Lack of access to the decision-making process.  Consistently, communities of color and poor communities suffer from more than their share of environmental health threats.

GreenFaith is committed to fighting environmental injustice.

 

Advocacy

 

We support advocacy on environmental justice and help faith communities get involved.

We've established several principles that guide our advocacy.

Currently, we are offering the following advocacy opportunity:

 

Green Jobs

 

We educate and advocate in support of 'green jobs' - jobs that help the environment and lift people out of poverty.  Review our green jobs resource center.

 

Education

 

Many people are not yet aware of environmental justice, and we feel communities of faith should be informed before they take action.  To that end, we develop educational opportunities on the topic.

  • We offer Environmental Justice (EJ) Tours in our home state of New Jersey to educate religious leaders about the environmental burdens facing these at-risk communities.

 

Campaigns and Partnerships


    We participate in campaigns to promote environmental justice.

     

    Hands-On Opportunities

     

    GreenFaith is always looking for new ways to offer hands-on environmental solutions to communities that need them most.

    • Through our Healthy People, Healthy Planet Tour, we distributed free Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs in urban congregations and agencies in New Jersey, helping these communities cut their energy costs and educating them about environmental health issues. Over 40,000 light bulbs were distributed over 2 years.
    • Through a partnership with PSE&G - a leading New Jersey utility - we enrolled over 500 residents of eight New Jersey cities in the Whole House Energy Efficiency Program - a free home energy audit program.
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