Our Ministry Partners
The Creation Justice Movement is emerging at this kairos moment to connect
and support groups within the United Methodist Church and beyond for the work of creation care, justice and regeneration.
[It’s] website hub has been created to build connections within and partnerships outside the United Methodist Church, to facilitate communication for the sharing of best practices and resources, to increase power through collaborative action, and ultimately to grow the number and impact of Christians engaged in ministries of creation care, renewal, and justice.
Mission Statement : The mission of the Tennessee Interfaith Power & Light is to spiritually respond to the challenges of the climate crisis through upholding the
sacredness of all life, protecting vulnerable communities, and caring for the Earth.
We manifest our spiritual values by reducing our carbon footprint within our daily lives, releasing the spiritual power of our faith communities, and advocating for
transformative climate protection and justice policies.
Other United Methodist Entities
United Methodist Energy Managers Group (Quarterly webinars and more!)
Global Ministries EarthKeepers is a training program that equips US-based United Methodists to launch and grow environmental projects in their communities. Topics include eco-theology, anti-racism, community organizing, and project planning. All participants plan a project during the training.
United Women in Faith
Looking for ways to connect with other United Women in Faith members and people of faith who are working to advance just energy all year long? Newsletters, monthly webinars, and focus work groups. Get involved!
The worldwide mission, relief and development agency of The United Methodist Church
An ecumenical ministry of the United Methodist Church which provides congregations with a framework to explore the connection between food and faith, justice and creation — “what it means to eat with God’s intentions for all creation”.
United Methodist Conference Camping Ministries
Cedar Crest Camp Environmental Education (Russell Casteel, Director)
[Mission: To join with lifelong learners in education, justice, and advocacy with and for the earth.]
Lakeshore Camp and Retreat Center (Rev. Gary Lawson, Sr., Director)
Area Colleges and Universities
Memphis Theological Seminary: Green Seminary Initiative
We are the Tennessee Chapter of the Sierra Club, the world’s oldest, largest,and most influential grassroots environmental organization.
We are a community of one million moms and dads united against air pollution – including the urgent crisis of our changing climate — to protect our children’s health.
Interfaith Power & Light inpsires and mobilizes people of faith and conscience to take bold and just action on climate change.
Audubon protects birds and the places they need, today and tomorrow.
We believe in a safe climate and a better future — a just, prosperous and equitable world built with the power of ordinary people. We are standing up to the fossil fuel industry to stop all new coal, oil and gas projects and build a clean energy future for all.
Since our beginning, we’ve championed 100% renewable energy for 100% of people. First, through connecting science, culture, and business. Then, through focusing on local communities. They’re the ones most impacted by climate change. They’re the ones leading and finding solutions. And they’re the ones who inspire us to do what we do.
We are the climate revolution.
At Earthjustice, we’re a nonprofit in the business of building a better future.
Since 1971, we have been the legal backbone for the environmental movement. We represent our clients free of charge.
Our ministry prevents more than 30 million pounds of food going to waste each year. Society of St. Andrew food salvage programs have a positive impact on the environment by reducing landfill waste by as much as 30 million pounds a year. Instead of harming the environment, this food instead feeds hungry Americans.
Yale Climate Connections is a nonpartisan, multimedia service providing daily broadcast radio programming and original web-based reporting, commentary, and analysis on the issue of climate change….
Through articles, radio stories, videos and webinars we “connect the dots” between climate change and energy, extreme weather, public health, food and water, jobs and the economy, national security, the creative arts, and religious and moral values, among other themes.
NRDC works to safeguard the earth—its people, its plants and animals, and the natural systems on which all life depends.
The Cumberland River Basin, one of the most biodiverse regions in the country, encompasses cities, farms, schools, factories, and neighborhoods. We work on the root causes of water pollution, both urban and rural.
Our mission is to enhance the health and enjoyment of the Cumberland River and its tributaries through action, education and collaboration.
Since 1999, the Harpeth Conservancy’s mission is to restore and protect clean water and healthy ecosystems for rivers in Tennessee.
Their mission includes clean water protection, river restoration and protecting our rural lands
Since its founding, the SRWA has concentrated on building partnerships with public agencies and related non-profit organizations that share a commitment to water resource protection, fostering public interest in recreational use of our rivers, collaborating with schools and teachers in delivering quality environmental education, developing expertise in the assessment and restoration of river corridors, and networking with sister organizations in other watersheds.
Our vision is a Tennessee where people and nature thrive in harmony.
Composting Services/ Metro Nashville Composting
Free compost drop-off sites, links to education, compost bins and more.
Leading the local charge to move our region toward a 100% renewable energy economy, reduced pollution, and improved community health.
We transform institutions like schools, businesses, and nonprofits into “labs” of learning that explore sustainable practice.
Bringing people together to grow, cook and share nourishing food, with the goals of cultivating community and alleviating hunger in our city.
Our Wild Ones chapter is dedicated to educating and advocating for biodiversity in the Tennessee Valley. We offer a variety of programs and events throughout the year that teach sustainable landscaping practices using plants that are native to our region.