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Green Teams, American Climate Leadership Awards Finalist

Faith in Place’s Green Teams is an American Climate Leadership Award finalist to be recognized at the American Climate Leadership Summit 2020 (ACLS 2020) on March 25 at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, DC. 

Faith in Place empowers Illinois people of all faiths to be leaders in caring for the Earth. Their key partners are Green Teams — three or more members of a house of worship who provide cooperative leadership to educate, connect, and advocate for environmental programs in churches and to build consciousness within their faith community’s unique culture, context, and theological practices. They energize faith involvement in the Illinois environmental movement’s annual Advocacy Day; since 2015, a total 1,463 people of faith, especially people of color, have participated. Green Teams were also crucial in educating and engaging state legislators to pass the Future Energy Jobs Act (FEJA) in 2016.

Join us at the American Climate Leadership Summit 2020 (ACLS 2020) to honor Faith in Place’s Green Teams and the other ACLA finalists. For more information about the ACLA finalists and ACLS 2020 go to and Register Today.

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