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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No guts no glory: Harvesting the microbiome of athletes

Scientists have tapped into the microbiome of elite runners and rowers, and have identified particular bacteria that may aid athletic performance. The goal is to develop probiotic supplements that may help athletes -- and even amateur fitness enthusiasts -- recover from a tough workout or more efficiently convert nutrients to energy. The researchers will present their work today at the 254th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society.

Mussel-inspired glue could one day make fetal surgery safer

Whether to perform surgery on a fetus is a heart-wrenching decision. This type of surgery involves penetrating the delicate amniotic sac, increasing health risks to the fetus. Now researchers report the development of a glue, inspired by the tenacious grip of mussels on slippery rocks, that could one day help save the lives of the youngest patients.

Sugars in human mother's milk are new class of antibacterial agents

A new study has found that sugars in mother's' milk do not just provide nutrition for babies but also help protect them from bacterial infections, making them a new class of antimicrobial agent.


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The reality of post-Olympic Rio.

The 2016 Summer Games were supposed to bring Rio and Brazil to new financial and athletic heights. What's left behind? A city and country shrouded by corruption, debt and broken promises.

Climate threat to Tampa Bay area.

It's time to get serious and for local officials in this low-lying, coastal region to play a significant role in a debate that involves the health, security, livelihoods, property and essential infrastructure for millions in the Tampa Bay area.

Fears rise for US climate report as Trump officials take reins.

A sweeping US government report on the state of climate-change science is nearing the finish line, but researchers who wrote it aren’t ready to relax just yet.

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