NCIPL is so happy to announce that two Regional Partner Groups have been formalized.
Regional Partner Groups are self-organizing, local, interfaith affiliates of NCIPL. They work to address climate change collectively and at their home congregations in ways that are locally relevant. NCIPL supports climate mitigation and adaptation efforts identified by partner groups and encourages the implementation of NCIPL programs and campaigns in their area. We will also share expertise, help publicize and promote local events, provide NCIPL materials and support local advocacy campaigns consistent with NCIPL positions.
NCIPL’s first two official Regional Partner Groups are the Lake Chatuge Greenfaith Team and Environmental Stewardship Greensboro. The first is based out of Hayesville and meets monthly to discuss opportunities for congregational environmental action. Contact Jim McMichael (email@example.com) for more information on joining. Environmental Stewardship Greensboro (ESG) “works to encourage sustainable life-style practices within faith communities and among all residents of Guilford County.”
Check out the NCIPL website to get details on upcoming meetings for both groups.
If you are a part of an existing working on climate change from an interfaith perspective, please contact us (firstname.lastname@example.org), and we will send an NCIPL representative to your group for a presentation on our work and a discussion of the Regional Partner Group model. We will work within the decision-making process of each organization to determine the best way to move forward.
If you are part of an unofficial network of people of faith working on climate change, please contact us (email@example.com) to explore potential affiliation with NCIPL.
–Allison Reeves Jolley, NCIPL Volunteer and Outreach Coordinator