Green Team

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:

 — 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

Climate ethics is talking point at Copenhagen conference - 17 December 2009, Acceptance of the ethical dimension of climate change has risen to a new level of importance in discussions at the UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen, say members of the Baha'i delegation. Read more here: http://news.bahai.org/story/742 


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

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