Mission & Vision

Our Vision is 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 

You can expect to be welcomed warmly into the Green Interfaith Network.  Whether you join us in person or through our web-based community, it is our desire that everyone feels comfortable and respected. 

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 encourage you to join the Green Interfaith Network, Inc. community as we explore a variety of ways to "make a difference" and share in the earnest efforts and rich blessings of our community.  We look forward to learning from and with you as we gain momentum toward achieving our shared goals.

We offer resources on Earth stewardshipeco-justice and advocacy, and spiritual tools for growth. Through events, meetings, 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!! 

GINI can help individuals, families, and faith communities get started with thinking and acting more sustainably.

GINI's Informational Brochure

Donation and Membership Form



Our Affiliates

Interfaith Power and Light, a national organization with 40 state chapters as of 2014. For over a decade, the mission of Interfaith Power & Light has been to be faithful stewards of Creation by responding to global warming through the promotion of energy conservation, energy efficiency, and renewable energy. The founder and president of IPL, the Rev. Canon Sally Bingham, visited Johnson City and was hosted by Green Interfaith in March 2011.


Tennessee Interfaith Power and Light, like the national organization, TIPL also works with congregations and people of all faiths across Tennessee to save and use renewable energy, go green, and mobilize a religious response to climate change and its growing impacts on people and Earth.



About our logo

Our logo was designed by the talented volunteer Monica Kenny; Carol Landis added the coloration. 


We like the logo because it allows different interpretations of the imagery within it. Do you see a hand? A waterfall? A leaf? A dove? Graceful hills? City lights?


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