Emily Page Bidgood's Blog (13)

Songwriter and Creation Care advocate to "host" GINI Awards

Join us for a wonderful evening of music and celebration ~ Sunday October 21st 4pm-6pm hosted at Munsey United Methodist.

North Carolina songwriter Charles Pettee and his acclaimed "Folk Psalm" project set Old Testament psalms to bluegrass and new acoustic settings. At his home church University Baptist, Chapel Hill, NC, Charles has been active in Creation Care. You can listen to FolkPsalm online www.folkpsalm.com - and watch a YouTube video to…


Added by Emily Page Bidgood on October 8, 2012 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Sept 16th Meeting: Jay Leutze author of "STAND UP THAT MOUNTAIN" - !

Standing Up Mountains in the Tricities September 15 and 16

Local author Jay Leutze of "Stand Up That Mountain" comes to Johnson City September 15 and 16.  After moving to a cabin near Roan Mountain, Jay Leutze's life changed after a concerned phone call from a 14-year old neighbor.  Leutze went from hiking and fishing to fighting alongside his neighbors to save their mountain home. "Stand Up That Mountain", published June 2012,…


Added by Emily Page Bidgood on September 8, 2012 at 4:59pm — No Comments

Interfaith Stream Clean Up a success!!

A BIG thank you to all who came and supported the May 20th Johnson City Interfaith steam clean up.  Together we hauled out 40 full bags of litter from an estimated 3 miles of city creek.  If each bag weighed 20 pounds, give or take, that was 800 lbs of trash!  

The most unusual finds were an automobile alternator and a children's toy stethoscope. The most ubiquitous item clogging our waterways was the plastic bag. They…


Added by Emily Page Bidgood on June 4, 2012 at 9:03pm — No Comments

My Letter...

Here is what I wrote to my senators after seeing the TN Senate Energy and Environment Committee meet last Wednesday to discuss SB 577, the TN Scenic Vistas Act.

Dear Senator,

You have heard, and maybe you believe, that TN does not have mountain top removal. Mountain tops are certainly removed in Tennessee, more are permitted to be removed, and our ridge lines will continue to be leveled if legislation is not passed. I am imploring you, vote to keep our ridgelines safe from…


Added by Emily Page Bidgood on March 6, 2012 at 9:37pm — 1 Comment

GINI on the Radio!

Talking about combining faith, environment, and passion --- John Shuck, pastor at First Presbyterian Elizabethton, has a new radio show on our local NPR station WETS 89.5.  Religion for Life airs Thursday nights @ 8pm and Sunday afternoons @ 2pm. 

John has been interviewing all kinds of fascinating and inspiring individuals,…


Added by Emily Page Bidgood on February 6, 2012 at 8:00pm — No Comments

New press on prayers

The Tennessean offered an article this week on the 40 Days of Prayer sponsored by LEAF. 

I read that over 2,000 people subscribed to the daily emails.  Forty Christian communities across the state volunteered to submit a prayer.  GINI's prayer…


Added by Emily Page Bidgood on January 11, 2012 at 6:30pm — No Comments

GINI Wins $750 Grant

Green Interfaith Network has been awarded a $750 grant from the Episcopal Church Province IV Environmental Ministry to kickstart a regional Faith Community Green Audit program!

St. John's Episcopal, Johnson City, will be the pilot church.  GINI, St. John's leadership, and St. John's Earth Guild ministry applied together for the grant.

When our very own Carol Landis was active with Ohio…


Added by Emily Page Bidgood on December 13, 2011 at 10:09pm — No Comments

ETSU Sustainability efforts

Did you know that sustainable actions are part of the institutional structure at ETSU?


ETSU has an Office of Sustainability that is part of Housing & Facilities Management.  The Office's August newsletter is now out, and if you are interested, you can download here to see what they have been up to on campus: ETSU August 2011 Sustainability…


Added by Emily Page Bidgood on August 24, 2011 at 10:40am — 1 Comment

"United by the belief"....

 I have been compiling quotes from various religious leaders, aided by the links at GreenFaith's website, and I wanted to post some here.  These snippets are extracted from larger proclamations put forth by church body committees or from singular leaders and they find themselves all in agreement that when we live selfishly, we hurt our neighbors, the Earth, and ultimately ourselves.

I think the most interesting ones to read have been those from the self-described "traditionally…


Added by Emily Page Bidgood on August 22, 2011 at 2:36pm — 1 Comment

local press for GINI and Rev. Bingham's visit: Johnson City Press, Sat. March 26

Churches join in green initiative
Local group to host leader of national effort on Wednesday,…

Added by Emily Page Bidgood on March 27, 2011 at 5:00pm — 3 Comments

Facebook is up

I made a facebook page:



You can also find it by searching for Green Interfaith Network, inc.


Only once it has 25 Likes can have its own username and the page will be facebook.com/ greeninterfaith


"Friend" me to be an…


Added by Emily Page Bidgood on March 10, 2011 at 9:30am — No Comments

"Resources" ideas - please respond if you have thoughts

Mark & I were talking today about the "Resources" section of the site.

This is a very important section and it needs some more conversation as content is built over the next couple of weeks.


I think Greenfaith has a lot of related content already and GINI doesn't have to recreate the wheel but can link to a lot of things.  But some things will need to be written.


~ If you have thoughts, please respond to this blog post…


Added by Emily Page Bidgood on February 27, 2011 at 6:14pm — 4 Comments

Design scheme notes - Feb. 25, 2011

Just some notes on the design scheme I uploaded today.


1) The header design is taken from the brochure that was shown around during Feb.'s general meeting. Folks have expressed that they like the simplicity, blue/green color scheme, and evoked hills/mtns.


2) I personally like the added rough texture (it is sandstone texture) to the header and the modules (this is what Ning calls the social networking elements on the main page, like blog posts, photos, rss…


Added by Emily Page Bidgood on February 25, 2011 at 11:08am — 3 Comments


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