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Green The Church Blogs

Amplifying faith voices in the Black Church who are helping to address environmental issues specific to African American congregations and communities.

Growing Green Solutions Blog Series

Black church leadership and lay people developing practical solutions to economic and environmental issues that bring equity into the black community.

A Surprising Calling to Bring Food Justice: Tosha Phonix 

A story of how one young woman became an advocate by accident, which led her to become interested in food justice and become a mentor to young children.
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Central Baptist Church of St. Louis Grows It!

The Central West End St. Louis Farm is on a mission to eliminate hunger within the area by growing, harvesting, and delivering vegetables and fruits to local food pantries.
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A Red Circle Promotes Community in North St. Louis County

Erica Williams and the Red Circle collaborative, a community benefit organization, receive Growing Green Solutions Seed Funding grant to help build a urban farm. 
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Growing In Faith

How one store closure caused a nine square-mile food desert, which included Greater Mt. Pilgrim Baptist Church and the community it serves.

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History made in Richmond, VA: First USDA recognized urban farm 

Rev. Dr. Morris Henderson and his congregation made history with the first USDA recognized urban farm in Richmond, VA.

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Planting 20 Million Trees to Reconcile Humanity and Nature

Nana Yaw Osei-Darkwa—known as Nana—seeks to provide solutions to the environmental challenges around him.

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Aftermath of Hurricane Laura

A story of two pastors who took it upon themselves to be involved in the relief efforts to get Lake Charles, LA. into a stable condition after Hurricane Laura.

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St. Louis Pastor Works to Enlighten and Bring More Youth Into the Environmental Movement

Rev. Burton hopes for a future where young people will lead  environmental sustainability efforts.
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Baby Wingate: The City of Fort Lauderdale vs. Walter Hinton

Joan and Walter ‘Micky’ Hinton are among the residents in the community surrounding Baby Wingate, and they allege that the incinerator caused many cancer-related deaths around them, including their daughter.
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Co-Pastors in St. Louis Lead Environmental Practices By Example

 

Rev. Clinton Stancil and his wife Rev. Christine Stancil are completely invested in the betterment of the community, starting with Wayman AME Church in St. Louis, MO.
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