How to Green Your Church

Published in Faith Today on November 5, 2020

By Karri Munn-Venn

Church greening is a great place to start to love creation better. Making changes to reduce pollutants that are harmful to human health and the environment has the added bonus of injecting money into the local economy while also saving money for the church in the longer term.

As churchgoers, who travel to buildings – powered by electricity and other forms of energy – oftentimes to eat together, it is clear we have a role to play in reducing emissions.

The warming of the planet is occurring at a scale that necessitates far-reaching, society- and economy-wide adjustments best achieved through regulation and incentives to transition toward a green economy. Part of our responsibility as people of faith is to engage in creation advocacy.