Welcome to The Green Church Association
We are a nonprofit organization that is committed to helping churches implement green practices. We encourage all churches to consider how they can reduce the use of toxic chemicals, implement recycling practices, conserve water, make purchasing decisions that have a positive impact on the environment, and achieve greater energy efficiency.
We believe that living out our faith means being a good steward of God's creation. We believe that God calls us to consider how our actions help or harm others. We believe that our churches should be places that promote the health of our members and the health of others throughout the world.
If your church is just beginning to consider green practices, we encourage you to build a team and get started. Initial steps might include focusing on just one ministry area of the church. For example, you might work with the children's ministry leadership to review the cleaning chemicals used in rooms that serve young children. Implementing green cleaning practices requires a little effort researching products, yet there are typically minimal or no additional costs for these products.
The youth of the church might collect funds to purchase some blue recycling bins that can be placed throughout the church and challenge congregation member to make sure they recycle. Consider what groups in your church are open to going green and ask them to help you get started.
Our website includes a lot of information about how churches can go green. A good place to expand your knowledge is to click the links on the certification page that discuss green practices that fall under the seven sections of our Green Certified Church Operations program.
For churches who have taken bold steps or are ready to take bold steps, we encourage you to seek certification from the Green Church Association ® to recognize your achievement and communicate your strong values to others.
Contact us by e-mail: Info@GreenChurchAssociation.Org or by phone: 888-222-3512.