Northern Virginia and the D.C. area offer a wealth of resources and examples of faithful work on climate change.

Local Leaders

Cindy Wackerbath
Knox Presbyterian Church

Knox Presbyterian Church has transformed several areas into native and pollinator gardens.  The church is a designated Monarch Way Station, and church members have led the development of a community pollinator garden.  Cindy Wackerbath, a member of the church, is available to answer questions about resources for native and pollinator gardens. Email Cindy Wackerbath

Dan Ancona
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church

St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Springfield has installed a geothermal system. Dan Ancona, a member of the church, led its installation, and is available to answer questions about the process. Email Dan Ancona

Ed Sabo
St. John Neumann Catholic Parish

St. John Neumann Catholic Parish reduced its energy use by 28% over the course of one year. Ed Sabo, a member of the parish, is available to talk about how members and staff can work together to achieve energy efficiency. Email Ed Sabo

Lynn Alsmeyer-Johnson
Mount Vernon Unitarian Universalist Church

Mount Vernon Unitarian Universalist Church has installed a large solar panel array on its roof. Lynn Alsmeyer-Johnson, a member of the church, is available to answer questions. An excellent starting place for solar panel installation is IPL—DMV’s guide “Going Solar for Congregations”. Email Lynn Alsmeyer-Johnson

Local and National Organizations

Catholic Climate Covenant
Coalition on the Environment and Jewish Life
Creation Justice Ministry
Evangelical Environmental Network
Green Muslims
GreenFaith
Interfaith Power and Light—District, Maryland, Northern Virginia.

Faith Alliance for Climate Solutions works in close partnership with IPL—DMV. Interfaith Power and Light Website

National Religious Partnership for the Environment
The Bhumi Project
Unitarian Universalist Association Environmental Program