GREEN TEAM RESOURCES

Listed below are some available resources that we are using.

How to form a Green Church

https://www.ucc.org/green_church_inventory_evaluation_and_action_plan

Doing a Green Church Inventory, Evaluation, and Action Plan, prepared by UCC

https://www.coolcongregations.org/calculators/

Determine where your congregation lies on the environmental scale, according to Interfaith Power and Light

http://www.coolcongregations.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/FiveSteps_CoolCongregations2018.pdf

Interfaith Power and Light gives criteria for becoming a cool congregation. A guide:

Step 1: Learn 9

Step 2: Find Ideas 17

Step 3: Get Help 24

Step 4: Make Improvements 26

Step 5: Apply for Certification

https://www.ucc.org/how_it_works_becoming_a_creation_justice_church

How It Works: Becoming a Creation Justice Church in Six Steps

https://www.ucc.org/green_team_tips

Green Team Tips, from UCC

https://www.ctucc.org/greenchurch

UCC churches in Connecticut that are going green.

https://www.ucc.org/getting_to_know_brooks_berndt

Brooks Berndt, the UCC’s Environmental Justice Minister, including links.

https://www.macucc.org/greencongregations

Green Congregations Challenge, from UCC

https://operationnoah.org/resources/how-green-is-your-church-suggested-actions/

Suggested actions from Operation  Noah

 

RECYCLYING

https://youtu.be/Jda_9_30-WU

Video, sorting and processing Recyclables

https://youtu.be/RYhQQziYA3s

Video, building a safe landfill

https://youtu.be/dVK7jgZC74E

Video, composting at the landfill

https://youtu.be/rqzHixZZr0Y

Video, hazardous waste disposal

https://stopthemoneypipeline.com/

Stop the Money Pipeline.

https://www.riclimatecrisis.org/join-the-campaign.html

Statement of RI Climate Crisis

 

CLIMATE CHANGE SITES

https://www.jimantal.com/book

Jim Antal’s book summary. Jim  is a former president of UCC. He makes a powerful plea for climate action.

https://world.350.org/rhodeisland/?link_id=0&can_id=86329d6540da6adf0d0d0f6c36b4fc2b&source=email-join-cari-project-planning-on-zoom-tonight&email_referrer=email_807308&email_subject=reminder-join-cari-project-planning-on-zoom-tonight-at-600

Climate action RI, what’s happening in our state?  Excellent current list of activities.

https://www.nature.com/immersive/d41586-019-02711-4/index.html

The hard truths of climate change — by the numbers, from the Journal Nature.

https://floodfactor.com/

Find your homes flood factor, anywhere in US

http://www.crmc.ri.gov/index.html

CRMC (Coastal Resource Management Council web-site

http://www.beachsamp.org/

RI Shoreline Change Special Area Management Plan

http://www.beachsamp.org/stormtools/stormtools-interactive-maps/

Storm Tools Interactive Map

https://rieea.org/ri-interfaith-power-and-light/#

RI Interfaith Power and Light, environmental advocacy group.

https://health.ri.gov/publications/guides/ClimateChangeAndYourHealth.pdf

Climate change and your health

https://www.ran.org/issue/jpmc/

Profiting off climate change

https://www.ran.org/bankingonclimatechange2020/

Fossil fuel finance report; where is funding coming from.

https://world.350.org/rhodeisland/

CARI, Climate Action RI; Concerned citizens working to build the climate movement in Rhode Island, an affiliate of 350.org, striving for 100% renewable energy, a clean and sustainable earth, and environmental justice for all.