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!!  


As we continue to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic, Green Interfaith Network offers our heart-felt 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 across Tennessee.


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Upcoming Events at East Tennessee State University

April 4, 2020 from 6pm to 9pm
Climate Emergency Response TrainingSaturday, March 7 from 10 a.m. to noon, at ETSU at Stout Hall, 309 Stout Drive.Culp Kick-Off Town Hall scheduled for Saturday, March 21, 10 am to noon at BrightRidge, 2600 Boones Creek Road in Johnson City.Don't…See More
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Upcoming Events at East Tennessee State University

April 4, 2020 from 6pm to 9pm
Climate Emergency Response TrainingSaturday, March 7 from 10 a.m. to noon, at ETSU at Stout Hall, 309 Stout Drive.Culp Kick-Off Town Hall scheduled for Saturday, March 21, 10 am to noon at BrightRidge, 2600 Boones Creek Road in Johnson City.Don't…See More
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Dark Money film & Ranked Choice Voting in TN at Rm 219 Culp Center at ETSU

March 1, 2020 from 3pm to 5pm
"Dark Money" very clearly illustrates the effects of big money on politics in the U.S. This level of influence should be of concern to all voters, perhaps especially to those who feel distanced from political party affiliations. Quite frankly, the…See More
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Dark Money film & Ranked Choice Voting in TN at Rm 311 Culp Center at ETSU

March 1, 2020 from 3pm to 5pm
"Dark Money" very clearly illustrates the effects of big money on politics in the U.S. This level of influence should be of concern to all voters, perhaps especially to those who feel distanced from political party affiliations. Quite frankly, the…See More
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