People of all faiths are invited to come, learn, and network at the Saturday morning conference. This free conference will offer sessions on the following topics:
Building a Green Team
Living Faith and Creation Care
Rethinking Energy Use and Cost
Landscaping Green and Creating Community Gardens
Reducing, Reusing, and Recycling
Public Issues and Policy Challenges
Break-out sessions will be led by members of Hamilton County faith communities, teaming up with H-IPL Indiana staff and volunteers. Guest speakers include congregational green team leaders, energy conservation and renewable energy experts, experienced recyclers, accomplished gardeners, clergy, and public policy professionals from local Greek Orthodox, Independent Christian, Catholic, Unitarian Universalist, United Church of Christ, United Methodist, and Presbyterian congregations.
Rev. Dennis Shock of Carmel sums up the importance of this truly collaborative conference: “As a member of both Hoosier IPL and Carmel Green Initiative, I am very pleased that these two diverse organizations can partner together to support a creation care movement in our area. Both bring expertise and a shared vision to help people of faith become better stewards of our planet.” Rev. Keith Carlson of Grace Church adds, “Grace Church is committed to bringing healing to the decay of our planet and is thrilled to host this significant event of multiple churches and faiths coming together.”
The free conference, which begins at 9:00 a.m. Saturday, September 26 in the Student Ministries East Wing of Grace Church, is open to all. It concludes with an optional free lunch at 12:15 for further conversation. Participants may pre-register at www.carmelgreen.org. Pre-registration is requested for planning purposes, but walk-ins will be welcomed. Grace Church is located at 5504 East 146th Street in Noblesville.