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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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Carol Landis posted an event

An Inconvenient Sequel at Covenant Presbyterian Church

October 26, 2017 from 6pm to 8:30pm
This documentary is a follow-up to the documentary, Inconvenient Truth, shown 10 years ago. It reports on the catastrophic events that were predicted and have occurred. More importantly, it provides for a positive future of God’s earth by suggesting…See More

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