Yorktown Church Joins Greenfaith Certification Program for Climate Leadership

By path2positive

There is a growing movement among houses of worship. One that insights the essence of reverence for creation, heightening our duty as stewards of God's gift. Through our partner, Greenfaith, congregations across the nation are revamping their facilities to reduce dependency on fossil fuels and move forward in a sustainable manner. 

While the two-year program maintains a reduction of carbon emissions as its model, its also saving congregations money. Temple Beth Jacob in New York, for example, reduced electricity usage by 14%, saving the congregation an average of $15,000-$20,000 per year. 

The latest faith community to join the fold is First Presbyterian Church of Yorktown, New York. Tami Seidel, co-pastor of the church explained, “We are excited to join the GreenFaith Certification Program because it gives us the tools to become strong environmental leaders. We want to live out these ‘green’ values in everything we do—from our preaching and education to the operation of our building..." 

Find out how your facility may reduce carbon emissions, save money and become a climate leader with Greenfaith's certification program. 


Yorktown Church Accepted Into GreenFaith Certification Program

Karin Carrasco | Daily Voice

YORKTOWN, N.Y. -- The First Presbyterian Church of Yorktown has been accepted into the GreenFaith Certification Program, the nation’s first interfaith environmental certification program for houses of worship. 

First Presbyterian joins White Plains Presbyterian and Greenburgh Hebrew Center as a Westchester County participant in this national program. 

“We are called to care for creation,” said Tami Seidel, co-pastor of the church. “We are excited to join the GreenFaith Certification Program because it gives us the tools to become strong environmental leaders. We want to live out these ‘green’ values in everything we do—from our preaching and education to the operation of our building, to our advocate for a healthy environment for communities of color and low-income communities.” 

The program is designed to help churches, synagogues, mosques, and temples earn recognition as environmental leaders by carrying out over two dozen environmental activities over two years.

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