Greening Our Sanctuaries (Bethesda, MD)



The topic of climate change is on many people’s minds with the heat hitting record temperatures this summer. Among those concerned for the welfare of our planet, certainly, are people of faith who look to their religious and spiritual teachings for guidance on how to address this challenging issue.

On July 17, 2011, Greater Washington Interfaith Power and Light co-sponsored the “Greening Our Sanctuaries” interfaith expo at Adat Shalom Reconstructionist Congregation in Bethesda, Maryland. The event drew more than 100 people from more than two dozen local religious groups to critically examining the environmental impact of their communities and ways to make a difference.

Participants had the opportunity to collect resources from a collection of service providers, and attended workshops focusing on a variety of subjects such as: the cost and benefits of solar panels; how to organize sustainable “green teams”; and what the various faith traditions teach about environmentalism.

A selection of these photos appeared in the July 21st edition of Washington Jewish Week. You can see the full spread here.

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