Creative Living Fellowship Becomes the First Faith Community in Arizona to be Certified by GreenFaith, a National Program.

Valley-based Creative Living Fellowship (CLF) will be the first faith community in Arizona to graduate from the GreenFaith certification program in May--a two-year environmental leadership program for houses of worship. (GreenFaith.org)

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“It is a very exciting to be graduating from the GreenFaith Certification program and to become the first religious institution in Arizona to accomplish this goal,” says CLF’s Senior Minister, Rev. Dr. Michele Whittington.

Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) May 15, 2014

GreenFaith provides the guidance, mentoring and resources to spiritual organizations to help take their “green efforts to the next level. This intensive program consists of 117 requirements of an ecologically conscious nature.

“It is very exciting to be graduating from the GreenFaith Certification program and to become the first religious institution in Arizona to accomplish this goal,” says CLF’s Senior Minister, Rev. Dr. Michele Whittington. “More than the thrill of receiving the Certification, however, is knowing that over the last two years, CLF has made an impact on the health and wellbeing of Mother Earth by making a myriad of changes in the way we operate, by educating our congregation on the vital role they play and by being a leader for other churches and centers to do the same. It is our spiritual mandate to be loving stewards of our planet, so even though we have received the Certification, our commitment to sustainability has just begun!”

To highlight some of the initiatives that CLF has taken on:

  •     installation of solar power resulting in energy cost reduction of 50%
  •     bi-monthly farmers market provided by local farmer Tonopah Rob
  •     re-cycling program and use of eco-friendly products
  •     Addition of two electric car charging stations
  •     Green Faith Ministry supporting Green goals for CLF and the greater community
  •     Enters #1 team for raising funds for Farm Sanctuary’s Animal Walk in Phoenix 2013

“The environment is where we all meet; where we all have a mutual interest; it is the one thing that all living beings share,” says spokesperson for CLF’s GreenFaith Ministry. CLF is proud to be the first church in Arizona to attain this spiritually and ecologically progressive certification from GreenFaith and is committed to awakening, in themselves and others, the respect and attention our beloved Mother Earth deserves.

Creative Living Fellowship is a global spiritual community, opening hearts and incubating dreams. We co-create a world of personal and collective health, harmony, peace and prosperity.


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