Our Baha'i Community is dedicated to caring for all aspects of creation, including the earth and what grows and lives upon it.
Our "Green Team" was formed in 2009 to encourage environmentally sustainable practices at our gatherings and in our homes.
Four Eliot Baha'is, and many others from surrounding towns, have completed the Natural Step for Communities study circle series formerly offered by the Piscataqua Sustainability Initiative: http://www.thepsi.net/index.html
An Eliot Baha'i Community representative regularly participated with the Interfaith Sustainability Team (IST) of the Piscataqua Region, which grew out of a 2007 weekend program on sustainability hosted at Green Acre Baha'i School. The IST stopped meeting monthly has of spring 2013, but you can learn more about its activities and how to email questions on this webpage:http://www.thepsi.net/ISTcalendar.htm
The Eliot Baha'i Community is a "Climate Care Partner" with Maine Interfaith Power and Light. http://www.meipl.org/about_climate_care.html
At the national and international level, Baha'is have a long history of involvement with environmental issues:
Baha'is join global plan for "generational change" on climate change - 27 October 2009, New York — The Baha'i International
Community today announced that it has become a partner in a United
Nations-sponsored program to promote "generational change" to address
climate change and environmental sustainability. Read more here: http://news.bahai.org/story/735
Learn more about Baha'i initiatives and resources at the website of The International Environment Forum, which is a Bahá’í-inspired organization with resources and materials on sustainability and climate change including a nine-week online course on the scientific and spiritual dimensions of climate change. http://iefworld.org/climate.htm