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Green Interfaith Network strives to be a model for green faith communities in the Southern Appalachians and to become a spiritual voice for environmental sustainability in the Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia region 

GINI's volunteers -- individuals, families, and our growing network of congregations -- are the driving force behind the vision of faith-based, sustainable living and Earthcare in the Southern Appalachians.

We offer resources on Earth stewardship,  eco-justice and advocacy, and spiritual tools for growth. Through eventsmeetings, and our web-based community we also offer opportunities to connect with others who share similar values. We celebrate the successes of our area faith communities. Read some success stories from the Tricities area in northeastern Tennessee here.

GINI can help faith communities undertake energy assessments and and improve energy sufficiency at their houses of worship through our Greening Grants!!  

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2017 Appalachian Energy Summit at Appalachian State University (Schaefer Center)

July 10, 2017 to July 12, 2017
Energy Summit 2017July 10-12, 2017The 2017 Appalachian Energy Summit is the sixth-annual meeting of some of the world’s most brilliant minds in energy policies and practices. This unique three-day event convenes academia, industry, and students in a…See More
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Coping Strategies for a Changing World at First Presbyterian Church Elizabethton

June 24, 2017 from 1pm to 4pm
A January 2017 survey by the American Psychological Association found that 57% of Americans report that the “current political climate is a very or somewhat significant source of stress.”  The availability of ubiquitous, round-the-clock news and…See More
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Six Faiths, Six Voices, One Earth

Green Interfaith Network, Inc. (GINI) and the NE Tennessee Chapter Cooperation Circle of the United Religions Initiatve (URI) co-sponsored a panel discussion...
Jun 12

Science Daily RSS

Could humans ever regenerate a heart? A new study suggests the answer is 'yes'

A new study's findings point to potential for tweaking communication between human genes and advancing our ability to treat heart conditions and stimulate regenerative healing.

Could this strategy bring high-speed communications to the deep sea?

A new strategy for sending acoustic waves through water could potentially open up the world of high-speed communications to divers, marine research vessels, remote ocean monitors, deep sea robots, and submarines. By taking advantage of the dynamic rotation generated as the acoustic wave travels, also known as its orbital angular momentum, researchers were able to pack more channels onto a single frequency, effectively increasing the amount of information capable of being transmitted.

Collapse of European ice sheet caused chaos in past

Scientists have reconstructed in detail the collapse of the Eurasian ice sheet at the end of the last ice age. The big melt wreaked havoc across the European continent, driving home the original Brexit 10,000 years ago.
 
 
 

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Daily Climate RSS Feeds

Trump and Modi wrap climate change differences in shroud of silence.

India sees its future in renewable energy and supports the Paris Agreement. Trump promotes fossil fuels. Neither leader mentioned climate in their public appearance.

The Great Barrier Reef is literally a treasure. It’s worth $42 billion.

But experts ask what that number really means.

Obscure 2011 law creates hurdle for undermanned Trump team.

U.S. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt may doubt the urgency of addressing climate change, but a key planning document on his agency's website proclaims otherwise.

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