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Faith Ambassadors

14/04/2009

Faith Ambassadors are volunteers willing to champion environmental sustainability and in particular co2 reduction projects within their faith communities.

Faith Ambassadors for Climate Change

Faith Ambassadors will be supported with

– Practical assistance

– Information, advice and resources

– Training

Our aim is to support those with the commitment and desire to take action on climate change with the means. We believe that local led action by those in the community can achieve real change.

What can I as Faith Ambassador achieve?

You may enter this scheme with a project in mind; to raise recycling in your area, improve green spaces, work towards traffic reduction or help your place of worship install environmental or renewable technologies. We can help and support you in this.

If you are unsure of what project you would like to champion within your community then we can help with ideas and help you find activities for your area.

Some suggestions are;

  • Hosting the Faith and Climate Change exhibition as a way to instigate conversation within your faith community / place of worship.
  • Organise a speaker or workshop for your place of worship.
  • Organise a screening of an environmental film followed with a discussion. This can work especially well with youth groups and with groups who know little about climate change.
  • Undertake an energy audit of community buildings / places of worship to calculate how much energy you use and to highlight areas where cuts could be made by implementing energy saving measures such as switching to energy saving light bulbs or insulation.
  • Inform your faith community with information of climate change.
  • Find out and publicise public transport links to your place of worship .
  • Organise letter-writing sessions for member of your faith community to local councillors and MPs about climate change to ensure commitments on a local, regional and national level.

What help is available?

This project is about you, your faith community and your place of worship. We want to support the projects that are right for you.  We can provide

– Information on grants and resources

– Materials and pamphlets on a range of Environmental issues

– Monthly updates and invitations to Events

– Membership to our online Faith & Climate Change group

– Time and when needed an extra pair of hands

– Training , call us if you have specific requirements otherwise see arranged training on our calendar

We are all stewards of the land, we have a responsibility to live on the land respectful of it. This project is enabling us to redress the balance, to reconnect with our environment.

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  1. Pastor Liz Feliciano permalink
    28/03/2011 6:36 am

    As Pastor, I have a huge responsibility with my community not only because the environmental issues but also with church members who have not in an understanding position towards our green areas (planet) People don’t know the importance of taking care of that so I would like to receive more information. I really appreciate all the information that might be provide. Thanks in advance for your time!

    May the Lord bless all your efforts.

    Pastor Liz Feliciano
    Faith Embassy Church
    1014 S. 23rd Street
    Milwaukee, WI 53204
    Email: faith_embassy@yahoo.com

    2 Corinthians 5:20 … We have been called to become Faith Ambassadors.

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