Carmel Green Initiative and the Hoosier Interfaith Power & Light have partnered to reach out to congregations in Hamilton County. Our goal is to connect the faith community in Hamilton County on the issue of Creation Care through education and network opportunities, and to help congregations actively care for Creation with green project ideas and support from congregations doing similar work.

The Hamilton County faith community is invited to join this effort. Please tell us a little about your congregation’s interest in caring for Creation. The survey will provide a baseline assessment of Creation care ministries and activities in Hamilton County and results will be available at our meetings. We appreciate your input. The survey should only take a few minutes.

We will add your name to the Green Congregations mailing list and send you information on events and activities as they come up.

* 1. Your Congregation

* 2. Your contact information

* 3. Have you had a worship sermon or teaching on stewardship of God’s creation?

* 4. Does your congregation have some type of earth stewardship ministry or green team?

* 5. Have you held or hosted a class or event about stewardship of God’s creation?

* 6. What is the level of interest of your congregation in Creation Care and “green” initiatives?

* 7. Has your congregation done any of these "green" things?

  Complete & Fully Operational In the process of implementing In the planning process Thinking about it It's not even on our radar Don't know
Energy Conservation/Energy Efficiency
Recycling
Reduce consumption / purchasing
Purchase environmentally friendly supplies
Native Landscaping
Vegetable Gardens
Water Conservation / Rain Barrels / Rain Gardens
Farmers Market / Food Pantry with locally produced food
Building/Grounds

* 8. How can Carmel Green Initiative and Hoosier Interfaith Power & Light support your efforts in caring for creation? Rank your level of interest.

  Low Medium High Unsure
Provide a creation care workshop for clergy.
Provide a workshop on how to start a green team or ministry.
Provide a workshop on how congregations can go green.
Provide education materials on creation care and going green
Provide a resource for local events and opportunities for creation care
Provide a network opportunity to meet other green congregations, share ideas

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