Reflecting on how we see ourselves in nature ☀️
Faith in Place Blog
by Carla Aldana
1w ago
June's reflection comes from Liz Ferguson, who serves at Faith in Place as Operations & Data Management Coordinator. Please enjoy it below and sign up for our newsletter to stay up to date on upcoming events.  Since the 1969 Stonewall Uprising, Pride month has been observed in June across the United States to celebrate generations of queer people who fought to live openly and authentically. The month also commemorates the ongoing struggle for LGBTQIA+ civil rights and is a reminder to us all- however you identify- that everyone should be free to love and liv ..read more
Visit website
Finding Inspiration in our Work
Faith in Place Blog
by Carla Aldana
1M ago
May's reflection comes from Princess Harris, who serves at Faith in Place as the Sustainable Food & Land Use Senior Coordinator. Please enjoy it below and sign up for our newsletter to stay up to date on upcoming events.  It is truly a blessing when you love what you do, but it is absolutely magical when others recognize your work. I recently won a scholarship to travel to Michoacan, Mexico to see the monarch butterflies over the winter. I applied for a scholarship sponsored by the Natural Habitat Adventures and World Wildlife Fund. Thinking I had no chance, I got the scholarsh ..read more
Visit website
Celebrating our Shared Values this Earth Month
Faith in Place Blog
by Carla Aldana
2M ago
April's reflection comes from Muhammad Shahzad Hussain, who serves at Faith in Place as Multifaith Outreach Coordinator. Please enjoy it below and sign up for our newsletter to stay up to date on upcoming events.  Mr. and Mrs. Heinens, Tom and Katie, have been my gracious neighbors. Despite my status as a newcomer to Milwaukee, they warmly welcomed me into their community. Their kindness extended beyond mere neighborly gestures—they introduced me to numerous religious and environmental groups in the region.  On Holy Thursday, they invited me to St. Michael's and St ..read more
Visit website
Finding Joy in Our Work
Faith in Place Blog
by Carla Aldana
3M ago
March's reflection comes from Rev. Wade Halva, who serves at Faith in Place as Southern Illinois Senior Outreach Coordinator. Please enjoy it below and sign up for our newsletter to stay up to date on upcoming events.  I picked up a camera again several years ago. Digital had suddenly made things cheaper, and it connected me with my father’s legacy, who taught me in the first place. I really wanted to get the technical aspects of photography right. Exposure, composition, and shutter speed, all carefully considered – and not giving me the results I hoped for ..read more
Visit website
Advocating for Healthier Communities
Faith in Place Blog
by carla3115
5M ago
February's reflection comes from Eric Riddle, who serves at Faith in Place as Development Coordinator. Please enjoy it below and sign up for our newsletter to stay up to date on upcoming events. In my creative writing practice, I stumbled upon haiku about a decade ago. I wrote this one while spending time among my raised garden beds:   Best fertilizer Shadow of the gardener Care of dirty hands   When asked to reflect on what inspires my work, this haiku came to mind. Why? Because in environmental work, the best solutions are often low-tech. We have to be willing to get dirty and not ..read more
Visit website
Growing Together for 25 Years!
Faith in Place Blog
by carla3115
6M ago
Happy New Year! As we bid farewell to 2023, we hope it left you with many memories filled with peace and joy. As the calendar turns to January, while many of our religious traditions recognize the new year at different times, all of us at Faith in Place see this as a moment to pause, reflect, and gather energy for the journey ahead in 2024. We're filled with anticipation for new opportunities and eager to build on the impactful work we've already begun. Celebrating 25 Years - A Journey of Growth This year is especially meaningful for us as Faith in Place celebrates a quarter-century of actio ..read more
Visit website
A Win for Trees & Communities: Faith in Place Receives U.S. Forestry Service Funding for Tree Equity
Faith in Place Blog
by carla3115
9M ago
EXCITING NEWS: We are honored to announce that Faith in Place, the Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin affiliate of Interfaith Power and Light, has been awarded a historic level of funding to expand tree equity and forestry workforce development in disadvantaged communities across our three-state region. The federal grant funding from the U.S. Forest Service through the Inflation Reduction Act will primarily be regranted to partners across our three states in disadvantaged communities to increase equitable access to trees and the many benefits they provide to our planet and in urban communities ..read more
Visit website
Community Incubator Kitchen at Greater St. John Bible Church is Complete!
Faith in Place Blog
by carla3115
10M ago
Faith in Place Green Team site, ,Greater St. John Bible Church in the Austin neighborhood in Chicago has completed the construction of their Community Incubator Kitchen! It has been a lengthy process to get to this point, but now programming for others to use the kitchen can finally begin. This pilot project came to be when Faith in Place received funding from the U.S Department of Agriculture’s Farmers Market Promotion Program. One of the biggest obstacles for small food business owners is not having access to commercial kitchen spaces because of costs. The incubator kitchen is a perfect mode ..read more
Visit website
We're on the List: Top 10 Worst Places to Live in the U.S. for Air Pollution
Faith in Place Blog
by Katie Maxwell
1y ago
In March of this year, The Guardian published an analysis that revealed the worst 10 hotspots for fine particle air pollution in the US. Four of the 10 areas they named are regions where Faith in Place staff live and/or work. Those regions include: #3 Chicago’s South & West Sides #4 Northwest Indiana (industrial zones) #5 Central Indianapolis #7 St. Louis Metro which includes East St. Louis, IL To honor Asthma and Mental Health Awareness Month in May, our team decided to cover this topic on an episode of Voices of the Earth. Take a listen to the episode here. This blog serves as a compani ..read more
Visit website
What is Natural Burial?
Faith in Place Blog
by Katie Maxwell
1y ago
Are you curious about "natural and/or green burial"? What do those terms even mean? On this episode of Voices of the Earth—A Faith in Place Podcast, your hosts Katie Maxwell and Lauren Paris discuss natural burial from a US perspective. We describe the basics of green burial and suggest many experts and their resources for learning about the topic further. We had so many links we wanted to share and not enough room to share them in the podcast's caption that we decided to make this blog post where you can find all of them. Click here to jump to those resources below. This week’s episode was p ..read more
Visit website

Follow Faith in Place Blog on FeedSpot

Continue with Google
Continue with Apple
OR