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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Carol Landis posted an event

Stand with Standing Rock at wherever you are

December 4, 2016 from 10am to 7pm
Chief Arvol Looking Horse, 19th Generation Keeper of the Sacred White Buffalo Calf Pipe Bundle, has a message for you! He is calling on leaders from all traditions to join young people standing in prayerful protest against the Dakota Access…See More
Carol Landis posted an event

Annual Holy-Days Social at Don & Cindy Davis's home

December 10, 2016 from 2pm to 4pm
We invite our GINI friends (and their friends) to celebratethe Holy Days of the Season with us on Dec. 10th from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. at the home of Don and Cindy Davis, 452 Bayhill Dr., Piney Flats, TN. Please dress casually and bring your best friend,…See More
Nov 24
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Before the Flood (streaming video available) at San Francisco, California

November 3, 2016 to November 6, 2016
Before the Flood Leonardo DiCaprio Streaming October 3o - November 6We are grateful to Leonardo DiCaprio and the National Geographic Foundation, for streaming Before the Flood will stream commercial free across digital and streaming platforms around…See More
Nov 3

Science Daily RSS

Honey bee teenagers speed up the aging process of their elders

In honey bee colonies, a single queen is laying eggs from which thousands of worker bees are born. At a young age, workers care for the brood, then build and defend the nest and eventually, towards the end of their lives, leave the safety of the nest to forage for food. This major step in their lives is speeding up ageing because searching the environment for food exposes these foragers to a wide range of stressors, such as pathogens, predators and adverse weather conditions.

How tequila could be key in our battle against climate change

Agave – the cactus-like plant which forms the base ingredient of tequila – has a nocturnal ‘body clock’ which allows it to ‘breathe’ at night and withstand the driest of conditions, new research has shown.

What happens in the cell nucleus after fertilization?

A team of scientists shows changes in the immediate environment of DNA after the ovum and sperm fuse to form the zygote. The results suggest why all conceivable somatic cells can develop from the germ cells.


Daily Climate RSS Feeds

Climate change will stir 'unimaginable' refugee crisis, says military.

Unchecked global warming is greatest threat to 21st-century security where mass migration could be 'new normal,' say senior military.

World cities seek $375 bn to fight climate change.

The world's big cities will need $375 billion of investment to curb climate change, a major gathering of mayors heard Thursday.

Can Trump revive Keystone XL? Nebraskans vow to fight pipeline anew.

Donald Trump calls re-starting the Keystone project a priority, but landowners are ready to renew their legal opposition to TransCanada's pipeline.

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