Charitable and Faith-Based Sustainability (CFS) Resource Library Page

Resource Library: Greening Your Place of Worship 

See how other congregations, denominations, and religious institutions have committed to helping our environment.

Congregational Leadership:

  • Plant with Purpose, Environmental Stewardship is a Spiritual Calling
  • Alliance of Religions and Conservation, Inspirational and Thoughtful Devotions about Creation and Conservation from Different Religious Traditions

  • Interfaith Power & Light, Religious Statements on Creation Care and Climate Change
  • The Nation’s Health, Faith-based Groups Making Climate, Health a Priority: Public Health Joins Faith Groups on Food Access, Sustainability

  • Nature of Cities, How Can Religion Help in the Pursuit of Urban Sustainability?
  • National Council of Churches Eco-Justice Program, Global Warming from a Religious Perspective

Sustainability Guides, Tools & Checklists:

  • Flourish Magazine, Eight Starter Ideas for Churches Who Care about Creation
  • Revising Creation, How to Start a Green Team at Your Church
  • Eco-Justice Ministries, Greening Your Church:  Getting Started & Doing the Basics

  • Church of Christ, Checklist for Green Congregations: Building, Grounds, and Practices

  • California Interfaith Power & Light, Setting Up an Environmental Ministry in Your House of Worship

  • Green Sabbath Project, Green Sabbath Activities

  • Faith & the Common Good, Sustainability Tools

  • Kitchen Stewardship, Greening Your Church: 9 Stewardship Strategies that Won’t Break the Budget

  • Flourish Magazine, Cutting Down Plastic Waste at Church, Saving Waters Indoors and Doing a Walkability Audit and

Stewardship Success Stories:

  • Interfaith Power & Light, Sustainability Success Stories
  • National Religious Partnership for the Environment, Stewardship Stories

  • St. James Cathedral, A Greening Congregation

  • Sonoran Institute and Watershed Management Group, Rain Garden to Address Flooding with Desert Plants at New Hope/Nueva Esperanza United Methodist Church

  •, St. Francis to celebrate new solar panels

  • The Episcopal Diocese of Arizona, St. Philip’s to Get Solar Panels

  • Orange County Catholic, Tucson Catholic Church Touts Solar Panels 
  • Columbus Dispatch, Churches Find Savings, Higher Purpose in Energy Efficiency

  • Eliot Church of Newton, Energy Efficiency & Community Engagement

Local Resources:

  • Arizona Interfaith Power & Light

  • Watershed Management Group

  • Realm Sustainable Solutions

  • Tucson Clean & Beautiful, Trees for Tucson
  • City of Tucson Environmental Services

  • Pima County, Department of Environmental Quality

  • Physicians for Responsibility, Resilient Neighborhoods

  • Robert Bulechek, Energy Efficiency Consultant and Rater

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