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Faith in Place People of diverse faiths and spiritualities leading the environmental movement in IL, IN, & WI.

This page is about sharing success stories, ideas, and events as people of faith inspire one another to take better care of our common home.

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Photos from Hoosier Environmental Council's post
11/28/2022

Photos from Hoosier Environmental Council's post

Happy National . Today, we honor the rich cultures, accomplishments, contributions, and heritage of the Native American ...
11/25/2022

Happy National . Today, we honor the rich cultures, accomplishments, contributions, and heritage of the Native American People, as we continue to listen, learn, and speak out against the grave injustices they have faced, and continue to face, in this country.

As we work to heal our communities and our Earth, we must center and be guided by the voices of Indigenous leaders. If their land was not forcibly taken, we would not be facing the environmental crises that we are.

Learn how you can take action here: https://bit.ly/Indigenous-voices

Gas is unaffordable, dangerous to public health, and bad for the planet. It's beyond time to . Thankfully, Chicagoans ca...
11/23/2022
New Report Finds Electric Homes Can Save Chicagoans Money

Gas is unaffordable, dangerous to public health, and bad for the planet. It's beyond time to . Thankfully, Chicagoans can save money, improve indoor air quality and protect their health through building electrification.

Read more:

A new report finds that Chicagoans can save roughly $11,000 to $24,000 over a 20-year time period by ditching expensive gas and fully electrifying their homes.

Get to know Faith in Place in Wisconsin at our Happy Hour Event on Tuesday, December 13! Join us for great food, (option...
11/23/2022

Get to know Faith in Place in Wisconsin at our Happy Hour Event on Tuesday, December 13!

Join us for great food, (optional) drinks, and to hear from members of our team who will discuss our environmental justice work in Wisconsin and beyond!

Learn more: https://bit.ly/3Vn4Ebh

Join us for a virtual Story Circle featuring Alvyn Walker! They will be sharing their story of migration from the countr...
11/21/2022

Join us for a virtual Story Circle featuring Alvyn Walker! They will be sharing their story of migration from the country of Liberia, located in West Africa, to the United States.

Learn more & RSVP today: https://bit.ly/Story-Circle-Alvyn-Walker

Can you believe that 2022 is almost over? 🤯  Join us for our December Monthly Call as we celebrate our successes in 2022...
11/18/2022

Can you believe that 2022 is almost over? 🤯

Join us for our December Monthly Call as we celebrate our successes in 2022 and look forward to the work ahead of us in 2023!

RSVP: https://bit.ly/22-In-Review

Remember to join us TONIGHT for a LIVE update from our friends on the ground of  in Egypt! Register now: https://bit.ly/...
11/17/2022

Remember to join us TONIGHT for a LIVE update from our friends on the ground of in Egypt!

Register now: https://bit.ly/COP27-Call

Join us at Indiana's Energy Future with the Hoosier Environmental Council on Saturday, Dec. 3! We're excited to hear how...
11/16/2022

Join us at Indiana's Energy Future with the Hoosier Environmental Council on Saturday, Dec. 3! We're excited to hear how to take advantage of new consumer energy incentives and to learn about local energy and climate resources. 🌏

Learn more & RSVP: https://bit.ly/3AgM8th

Recently, our Wisconsin Policy Team has been organizing a national sign-on letter advocating for swift federal action on...
11/16/2022

Recently, our Wisconsin Policy Team has been organizing a national sign-on letter advocating for swift federal action on setting solid air pollution limits and advancing !

Today, our team, along with other local groups, visited the EPA Region 5 office in Chicago to deliver this letter, signed by over 165 organizations.

Learn more and take action by visiting: https://bit.ly/WIFIP-Action

11/14/2022

It's week two at ! Our IPL team is on the ground: IPL President Rev. Susan Hendershot, Grants and Online Communications Manager Rebekah Kokalis, and Federal Policy Advocate Madison Mayhew. Here are some pictures from last week.

Tune in for on-the-ground updates this week at the UN Climate Conference!

Make sure to:

Watch "Faith Communities Leading on Climate": http://ow.ly/AhsT50LCJET

And check out IPL's COP27 blog posts:
http://ow.ly/U44G50LCJEU


THIS WEEK: Faith in Place former staffer and friend, Elsa Barron, will be joining us LIVE from  in Egypt to reflect on t...
11/14/2022

THIS WEEK: Faith in Place former staffer and friend, Elsa Barron, will be joining us LIVE from in Egypt to reflect on the new climate commitments made by world leaders, as well as the work ahead of us in the climate movement.

RSVP today for this exciting monthly call: https://bit.ly/COP27-Call

We're calling on the Biden Administration to move forward quickly in developing and issuing strong  to protect our plane...
11/12/2022

We're calling on the Biden Administration to move forward quickly in developing and issuing strong to protect our planet and our communities.

Air pollution costs all of us in environmental harm, health risk, and damage to local economies, especially for communities disproportionately impacted by pollution.

Learn more and add your name to the petition here: https://bit.ly/WIFIP-Action

We're seeking volunteers for FIP's Climate Action Campaign in Wisconsin! 📣 Did you know that nearly 8 in 10 Wisconsinite...
11/11/2022

We're seeking volunteers for FIP's Climate Action Campaign in Wisconsin! 📣

Did you know that nearly 8 in 10 Wisconsinites support climate and clean energy investments? Help us to further inspire a grassroots network throughout the state to urge our elected officials to work for healthy communities and seize clean energy opportunities!

Sign up today: https://bit.ly/WI-Volunteer

Join us on Monday, Nov. 14 for a free screening of Coal Transition Stories from Center for the New Energy Economy at Col...
11/10/2022

Join us on Monday, Nov. 14 for a free screening of Coal Transition Stories from Center for the New Energy Economy at Colorado State University. 🎬

The event will take place at Harrisburg City Hall Auditorium: 110 E Locust St, Harrisburg, IL 62946, USA

Learn more: https://bit.ly/3E1KRaG

11/09/2022

Thank you!

The referendum on yesterday's ballot in Cook County to provide more funding to the Forest Preserves passed with overwhelming support. It’s amazing to see how many people deeply appreciate all the benefits our public lands provide the residents, wildlife and environment of Cook County.

Our work begins today on enacting plans to expand ecological restoration work, add more land to the preserve system, address critical long-term needs, continue to grow our programming and public outreach, and more.

📸: Busse Woods by Philip Walker, August 2021

It's Election Day! 🗳️  for our planet, our health, and our people! Together, we WILL evoke positive change. Learn more a...
11/08/2022

It's Election Day! 🗳️

for our planet, our health, and our people! Together, we WILL evoke positive change. Learn more about voting in Indiana, Illinois, and/or Wisconsin here: https://bit.ly/vote-climate-justice

The 2022 UN Climate Change Conference (COP27) has started!Join us on our November Monthly Call for a LIVE update from ou...
11/07/2022

The 2022 UN Climate Change Conference (COP27) has started!

Join us on our November Monthly Call for a LIVE update from our friends on the ground of in Egypt!

Register today: https://bit.ly/COP27-Call

Chicago needs a plan that will save money on our energy bills while moving us away from fossil fuels like natural gas th...
11/04/2022

Chicago needs a plan that will save money on our energy bills while moving us away from fossil fuels like natural gas that pollute our homes.

Tell your alderman to take action: https://act.newmode.net/action/chidecarb

“Through thoughtful coaching and partnership, these passionate young leaders were able to develop a beautiful nature-bas...
11/03/2022
Mattoon church youth group plant pollinator garden

“Through thoughtful coaching and partnership, these passionate young leaders were able to develop a beautiful nature-based project that exemplifies powerful climate action on a local level."

Read more about the amazing work our Green Team at First United Methodist Church is leading:

The pollinator friendly garden is located along 16th Street on the east side of First United Methodist Church.

Join us TONIGHT to learn about the Inflation Reduction Act's impact in Wisconsin and hear from our special guest panelis...
11/02/2022

Join us TONIGHT to learn about the Inflation Reduction Act's impact in Wisconsin and hear from our special guest panelists as they discuss the importance of in WI and beyond!

RSVP: https://bit.ly/Wi-Policy-Update

11/02/2022
Voting can be overwhelming. Luckily, our team has worked to consolidate all of the most important voting information for...
11/01/2022

Voting can be overwhelming. Luckily, our team has worked to consolidate all of the most important voting information for you in our IL, IN & WI voting guide!

Be sure to check it out as you make your plan to : https://bit.ly/vote-climate-justice

“We hope this project inspires and promotes action towards building healthier communities in Effingham and beyond,” said...
10/31/2022
Centenary UMC project helps to address climate change

“We hope this project inspires and promotes action towards building healthier communities in Effingham and beyond,” said our IL Policy Senior Coordinator, Christina Krost, at Centenary UMC's Climate Solutions Project dedication on Sunday!

Read more about the great work our Green Teams are doing in their communities:

EFFINGHAM — In an effort to address climate change, Centenary United Methodist Church in Effingham dedicated its nature-based climate solutions project Sunday.

We're ! 🎉 Are you passionate about environmental justice? Consider joining our team! We're currently seeking to hire a W...
10/28/2022

We're ! 🎉

Are you passionate about environmental justice? Consider joining our team! We're currently seeking to hire a Wisconsin Outreach Coordinator and remote Development Coordinator.

Learn more and apply: https://www.faithinplace.org/join-our-team

Already registered to vote for the upcoming election? Consider inviting a friend to join you! There is power in communit...
10/27/2022

Already registered to vote for the upcoming election? Consider inviting a friend to join you! There is power in community, and EVERY vote counts! ✅

Consider sharing this voting guide in your community. today: https://bit.ly/vote-climate-justice

Attention Wisconsin friends! 🚨 Join us next week to learn about the Inflation Reduction Act's impact in Wisconsin and he...
10/26/2022

Attention Wisconsin friends! 🚨

Join us next week to learn about the Inflation Reduction Act's impact in Wisconsin and hear from our special guest panelists as they discuss the importance of in WI and beyond!

RSVP: https://www.bit.ly/Wi-Policy-Update

Have you developed your voting plan for Nov. 8? Join us TONIGHT at 6:30 p.m. CT/7:30 ET to hear from our Policy Team and...
10/25/2022

Have you developed your voting plan for Nov. 8? Join us TONIGHT at 6:30 p.m. CT/7:30 ET to hear from our Policy Team and to learn how and why we in IL, IN & WI!

Register here: https://bit.ly/GOTV-Call

Happy  to our friends who celebrate! Diwali, also called the Festival of Lights, is the most awaited and celebrated fest...
10/24/2022

Happy to our friends who celebrate! Diwali, also called the Festival of Lights, is the most awaited and celebrated festivals of India.

This sacred festival takes place over five days. In addition to spritual practices, friends and families exchange gifts and food as a gesture of showing love and unity.

Join us in the Western Suburbs of Chicago on Saturday morning to enjoy the fall colors on a nature hike in Churchill Woo...
10/21/2022

Join us in the Western Suburbs of Chicago on Saturday morning to enjoy the fall colors on a nature hike in Churchill Woods! 🍁

We will hunt for milkweed going to seed and have a Migration and Me Story Circle connecting our migration stories to monarch butterflies!

RSVP: https://bit.ly/3SgKYEg

The Faith in Place team traveled to the Northwest Suburbs of Illinois this week for our quarterly staff retreat hosted a...
10/20/2022

The Faith in Place team traveled to the Northwest Suburbs of Illinois this week for our quarterly staff retreat hosted at Camp Reinberg! 🍂

We were joined by Mark Bouman from the Field Museum and Alison Paul from the The Conservation Foundation who discussed what environmental justice looks like in the suburbs. We were also joined by two inspiring IL candidates, Nabeela Syed and Mary Beth Canty, who discussed local environmental challenges in the region.

Our team also had the opportunity to participate in a seed collecting activity at the Deer Grove Forest Preserve's East Prairie. It was a great day filled with nature, community connection, and environmental education!

It's election season, and one of the most basic actions we can take to support healthy communities is to ! Remember to j...
10/19/2022

It's election season, and one of the most basic actions we can take to support healthy communities is to !

Remember to join us next Tuesday, October 25 at 6:30 p.m. CT/7:30 ET to learn how & why we in IL, IN & WI!

Register here: https://bit.ly/GOTV-Call

10/19/2022

We’re excited to announce the new Grassroots Educators! brings the benefits of to income-eligible communities. Grassroots Educators educate their communities about program benefits. Learn more: https://bit.ly/3xNeZ7f

A Just Harvest Community Organizing and Family Issues (COFI) Citizens Utility Board Ecology Action Center Faith in Place Garfield Park Community Council The Kenwood Oakland Community Organization METEC Resource Center People for Community Recovery Southeast Environmental Task Force

10/17/2022

As the Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity prepares to launch the clean jobs workforce programs created by CEJA, legislators and advocates across Illinois are working to educate local communities about these workforce programs and other ways .

Read our joint press release with Prairie Rivers Network, Citizens Utility Board, The Illinois Environmental Council, Faith in Place, and the Eco-Justice Collaborative: https://www.sierraclub.org/illinois/blog/2022/10/legislators-and-advocates-educate-communities-accessing-job-and-consumer

Join us on Wednesday evening for the second of four film screenings we will hold in and around Harrisburg, IL to talk ab...
10/17/2022

Join us on Wednesday evening for the second of four film screenings we will hold in and around Harrisburg, IL to talk about the future of our community. At each event, we will watch a different movie followed by a discussion!

Learn more: https://bit.ly/3EIUxsu

Join us TOMORROW at 10 a.m. CT to enjoy the beautiful fall colors on a  along the DesPlaines River Trail in Park Ridge, ...
10/14/2022

Join us TOMORROW at 10 a.m. CT to enjoy the beautiful fall colors on a along the DesPlaines River Trail in Park Ridge, IL! 🍂

We will hunt for milkweed and particpate in an inspiring Story Circle.

RSVP: https://bit.ly/3MoPdw9

Join us TOMORROW evening to launch your Green Team and to learn more about Faith in Place! RSVP today: https://bit.ly/3B...
10/13/2022

Join us TOMORROW evening to launch your Green Team and to learn more about Faith in Place!

RSVP today: https://bit.ly/3BXNyZF

Can’t make it to the polls? Good news—you can vote from the comfort of your own home if you wish! 🏡 All eligible Illinoi...
10/12/2022

Can’t make it to the polls? Good news—you can vote from the comfort of your own home if you wish! 🏡

All eligible Illinois and Wisonsin voters may request a Mail-in Ballot through Nov. 3. Eligible Indiana voters can apply for Absentee Ballots through Oct. 27! 💌

Request your ballot and learn more about how to in IL, IN, and WI here: https://bit.ly/vote-climate-justice

We're back with a NEW season of our podcast, Voices of the Earth! 🍂 Learn how to prepare your trees and gardens for the ...
10/10/2022

We're back with a NEW season of our podcast, Voices of the Earth! 🍂 Learn how to prepare your trees and gardens for the fall and winter months with garden/tree care connoisseurs, Princess Harris and Ginnie Judd, on today's new episode!

Listen now: anchor.fm/voices-of-the-earth

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We'd like to have a leader (or two) from Faith in Place join our co-organizer team for Compassionate Illinois, to be launched Jan 20. See the 2nd section of this link (my contact info is at the bottom):
www.CompassionateCitizens.us
I'm looking at a 400kW solar system for a church. Any advice?
Greetings! How can I be notified when the registration for the Green Ramadan webinars will be available? I'd like to share it on my Green Ramadan page.

Ron, Thought you might be interested in seeing this. My apologies to any others in the "conversation." This is for our church's Organist/Administrator. Wasn't sure how to send it to just him! Would I "tag" him? Susan Snowdon
Friends, can you help spread the word? The Well Spirituality Center in LaGrange, IL is sponsoring a special workshop on Saturday April 6. It's focus is on rethinking and reinventing our way forward in the middle of these massive, and often overwhelming, changing times. Terry Patten is leading the workshop and this year's Sacred Universe Award recipient. Check out the details and join us if you can! https://csjthewell.org/courses/conversations-that-matter/
The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency is sponsoring a Household Hazardous Waste Recycling Event on March 23rd in Gibson City. Even though this is in Ford County, it is open to all Illinois residents, and is the closest option for Champaign County residents.
We want to invite everyone to the event in Galena: EV Showcase, solar cooking demos, networking with local environmental groups...

https://www.facebook.com/events/491321707957863/
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FiP does great work with church organizations throughout Chicagoland. We are proud to be a part of this years Winter Farmers Markets program.
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