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Start a Green Team at Your Congregation

Westminster Presbyterian Green Team at the Green Team training in Dubuque

Starting a Green Team is the most powerful way for your congregation to care for the Earth.

Comprised of three or more motivated members, Green Teams meet regularly to connect your faith community’s spiritual practices and traditions with concerns for our shared land, water, and air, and justice for our neighbors.

Green Teams educate their members, motivate their faith community to incorporate environmental consciousness into all activities, and celebrate accomplishments.

Iowa IPL staff work alongside the Green Team to put programs into action that promote a healthy planet for our neighbors and future generations.

Have a Green Team already? Pin your Green Team on the Iowa Green Teams map! Contact Sarah at

Download these 10 Tips for Green Teams and check out our Congregational Resources. This page includes talking points for bringing up climate change in congregations and starter project ideas.

Invite a Speaker

Invite Iowa IPL Staff, to address your congregation on the connection between faith and climate or engage an expert from Iowa IPL’s Speakers Bureau.

Host or Attend an Iowa IPL Program

Iowa IPL has three signature programs that help you make a personal plan to be part of the climate solution!

Cool Congregations

A workshop to train Green Teams to help the members of their congregation care for the earth by reducing their energy use.

Food, Faith, Climate: Connecting the Dots

Examine how our food practices contribute to climate change and how our faith traditions call us to take practical steps to be part of the solution. Look at our own food practices and create a plan for more climate-friendly actions.

The Good Life Redefined

Learn how our cultural obsession with STUFF is driving climate change and reflect on what faith traditions have to say about the Good Life. Participants examine their own ideas about the Good Life, and create a plan for a more joyful life that is easier on the planet.

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Contact Sarah Paulos at to bring a program to your community.

Join or Start an Iowa IPL Chapter

Green Teams from congregations around the state are banding together to form Iowa IPL Chapters in their towns to care for the climate. If you are near Dubuque or Pella join their chapters!

Contact Sarah Paulos at to start a chapter in your community.

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