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 Earth Care in the Southern Appalachians.

This page also connects you with 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.



As we continue to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic, Green Interfaith Network offers our heartfelt gratitude to those on the front lines of care. We offer some thoughts on caring for ourselves, caring for others in our community, while continuing to care for all creation.

Physical Health

Mental Health

Spiritual Health

Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz from San Francisco recently published The Six Spiritual Prescriptions for Coronavirus

  1. There is no value in placing blame (deal with our issues and learn from them)
  2. Be afraid - but channel that fear productively
  3. Wipe out evil with more compassion, more justice, and more humility
  4. Embrace a sabbatical through renewal and nourishing the soul
  5. Be gentle through understanding others
  6. Love is contagious, too - take actions inspired by love and joy

If you are unable to attend a place of worship to sustain your spiritual health, various houses of worship offer online services (streaming live) in the TriCities area of Tennessee.

    


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Roadside Cleanup at Happy Valley Elementary School

May 21, 2022 from 10am to 12:45pm
We've missed seeing one another and keeping up with our like-minded Earth-keeping friends. So we're going to get outside and do some Earth Care this weekend (specifically, May 21st).GINI members and guests are asked to join the Keep Carter County…See More
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Roadside Cleanup at Happy Valley Elementary School

May 21, 2022 from 10am to 12pm
We've missed seeing one another and keeping up with our like-minded Earth-keeping friends. So we're going to get outside and do some Earth Care this weekend (specifically, May 21st).GINI members and guests are asked to join the Keep Carter County…See More
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Household Energy-Savings Effort at Upper East TN

April 1, 2022 at 6pm to April 30, 2022 at 7pm
Throughout Earth Month (April), GINI invites individuals and households to assess their energy use and to make changes that can provide savings.See the links on the GINI homepage that provide how-to information from our utility providers, a letter…See More
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