Green Houses of Worship is a three-tiered, environmental stewardship program sponsored by the Interreligious Eco- Justice Network that grants certificates of achievement for implementing eco-friendly measures in your building and within your congregations. Green Houses of Worship has three levels, each with a checklist of sixteen items.
To complete a level, your congregation must check off at least twelve items from the checklist for that level (see inside of brochure for checklist). Upon completion of each level, your community will mail the completed checklist to IREJN. After receipt of the completed paperwork, a Green Houses of Worship representative will visit your house of worship and present your faith community with a certificate of achievement for you to display. Green Houses of Worship is done on the honor system and the program is retroactive – you can receive a certificate for work completed in the past, such as energy efficiency measures or a tree planting. It is our hope that the Green Houses of Worship program will make each community feel proud about the work that they have done, while inspiring them to take further action.
To raise awareness about the Green Houses of Worship program, we are asking for interested congregations to host an informational session and invite 5-10 faith communities from their area. However, this is not required to participate in the Green Houses of Worship program. If
you have any questions or would like to host an informational session, please contact Letty Naigles at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please also note that the application requires the signatures of your congregation’s clergy and senior lay leader.
To download the brochure and Action Step Check List, please visit here. Green Houses of Worship brochure
To download the application, please visit here. Green House of Worship Award application form