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Wednesday, 06 August 2014 14:36

Faith-based environmental initiative organizes across WNC

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Faith-inspired environmental advocacy is the focus of Western North Carolina Alliance’s newest program, Creation Care Alliance of Western North Carolina. The program started in two years ago as WNC Green Congregations and is now looking for donations to hire a director and further its effectiveness. The goal is to raise $29,500 by the end of August. 

“We are so happy that the Creation Care Alliance has chosen to be part of WNCA,” said Julie Mayfield, WNCA co-director. “We have worked closely with them for more than two years and have effectively supported each other’s efforts. Creation Care Alliance brings a vital and unique voice to environmental advocacy and education, and we help inform and focus their voice to be as strategic as possible.”

The network of people of faith and congregations will work to bring practical and hopeful solutions to their congregations and to broader secular communities by engaging hearts and minds through education, service and advocacy. Its primary focus areas are “food and faith” and “just energy/climate change.”

Among the group’s plans for the next year are clergy gatherings, educational panels and a local foods potluck. 

WNCA Campaign Coordinator Anna Jane Joyner, 828.258.8737, ext. 210. www.creationcarealliance.org.

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