About GINI

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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Social Cost of Carbon 101 at Knoxville

July 19, 2017 from 7pm to 8pm
TIPL Teleconference                             6pm ct / 7pm et Wed. July 19     Register HereThe social cost of carbon is…See More
Jul 11
Ted V. Jackson posted an event

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
Jun 26
Carol Landis posted an event

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
Jun 18
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Jun 15

Science Daily RSS

Imaging of scar tissue formation

Organs respond to injuries with the formation of new fibrous tissue, which can result in scarring. This process called fibrogenesis can now be monitored noninvasively on a molecular level, as scientists report. They have created a new gadolinium-based probe for magnetic resonance imaging that specifically reports the proteins involved in fibrogenesis. The imaging method may provide a quantitative assessment of the formation of the potentially harmful scar tissue.

High-fat ice cream may not necessarily mean tastier ice cream

Even though ice cream connoisseurs may insist that ice cream with more fat tastes better, a team of food scientists found that people generally cannot tell the difference between fat levels in ice creams.

Contrasts in how groups of neurons function during decision making

A new study in mice trained to perform a sound identification task in a virtual reality maze reveals contrasts in how groups of neurons in different regions of the brain function during decision making.


Daily Climate RSS Feeds

Satellite snafu masked true sea-level rise for decades.

Revised tallies confirm that the rate of sea-level rise is accelerating as the Earth warms and ice sheets thaw.

Why wasn’t Mark Zuckerberg allowed to meet with Glacier’s climate expert?

Three days before the tech leader’s July 15 visit to Glacier, research ecologist Daniel Fagre said he was told that his scheduled tour with Zuckerberg of Logan Pass on the Continental Divide was off.

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