Tools to promote sustainability in your faith community (USGBC New York Upstate) | U.S. Green Building Council
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In Albany this January, begin a dialogue on environmental stewardship that you can bring to your own faith community.

USGBC New York Upstate is co-hosting a faith-based gathering about sustainability, along with Energy Star and Lutherans Restoring Creation.

When: January 12–13, 2018
Where: First Lutheran Church ELCA 181 Western Avenue, Albany, New York 12203

The free program, “Creation Care Boot Camp,” aims to begin a dialogue, share resources and provide ideas for those concerned about environmental stewardship that they can bring to their own faith communities for action. Hear from local faith leaders, energy consultants, volunteers and community activists.

  • Friday, 6–9 p.m.: Refreshments, networking and worship activities. Discuss how the work of caring for the Earth is a common goal of many faith communities.
  • Saturday, 9 a.m.–4 p.m. Gain skills to encourage communities of worship to integrate earth-keeping practices as a critical piece of the ethical foundation of our faith. Learn about energy-saving tools to share with facilities managers, resources for speaking about political issues without getting partisan, hands-on techniques to engage youth and practical examples of incorporating waste reduction in food-sharing programs.

We hope to bring awareness, appreciation, stewardship, and essential principles that will guide us toward more sustainable operations and outreach within our congregations and communities.

This workshop is perfect for those who want to access to broader spiritual audiences, but may not know how to translate a passion for a social justice into specific actions from a house of worship.

Creation Care Boot Camp is free, but please register in advance.

Register for the program