would like to find out more about the Episcopal Ecological Network,
please click on the links below.
Episcopal Ecological Network
c/o C. Morello
1375 Residence Drive
Newark, OH 43055 USA
e-mail the EpEN Chair
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from the address before sending]
Green Team Frequently
How do I start a Green Team at my congregation?
can begin by talking to some friends who might be interested
in forming the core group with you. Talk to your clergy
and staff to see if they're interested and supportive of the
group. Make sure that you've spoken to whoever is in charge
of your facilities you're really going to need to know
how the church building works!
you have two or three committed people (or have exhausted
your friends!) try putting up a flyer or announcement of
a first meeting in your church's bulletin.
a potluck if the group is small enough! Brainstorm about
what your goals are and what you want to do.
you've set your first goal and your first goal should
be relatively easy to accomplish, something clear that you
will be able to point to and say "we did this!"
- set up a plan for how you will accomplish it, and
what everyone's tasks will be.
How do you judge what task to begin with? Remember, start
with the interests and energy of your group; consider
whether you have clergy and staff support and the sense
of pace of change within your church; and sort your potential
goals by "easy" vs. "hard" and "cheap"
vs. "expensive." Always start with cheap and
easy good advice in many contexts.
up a time to meet again regularly and check in with
one another. Keeping in touch via email is also very useful.
If you don't find the answer to your
question, please send your question to
info at eenonline.org
(replace the "at" with the appropriate symbol).
EpEN is a national network of active lay and clergy persons
within the Episcopal
Church, USA, who share a common concern for the environment
and a common belief in the presence of God in all Creation and
who work to make these concerns and beliefs known throughout
all Provinces and Dioceses within the church. Members come from
around the Episcopal Church USA. The activities of the EpEN
are focused on the areas of Reflection, Education, and Action.
If you would like to contact
any of these groups or to find out more about the EpEN,
please click on the links on the left.