Our Journey and Mission with GreenFaith
After acceptance into the GreenFaith Certification Program in May of 2012, our first task was to create a mission statement. With several revisions and input from many people, our mission was created.
AS GOD’S PARTNERS, WE POSITIVELY AFFECT THE WELL-BEING AND FUTURE OF OUR PLANET THROUGH EDUCATION, CHOICE AND ACTION.
This mission will guide our work over the next two years and beyond!
Read Any Good Environmental Books Lately?
Below is a wonderful list of children's books, each with an environmental theme. Next time you go to the library or buy a book as a gift, consider one of these titles! They will spark wonderful conversations about taking care of the Earth.
Kindergarten – Second Grade
The Earth and I, by Frank Asch
I Love Our Earth, by Bill Martin Jr.
Earthdance, by Joanne Ryder
Where Once There Was a Wood, by Denise Fleming
Round and Round Again, by Nancy Van-Laan
Mother Earth, by Nancy Luenn
The Forgotten Forest, by Laurence Anholt
Stop That Noise!, by Paul Gerachty
Third Grade – Fifth Grade:
Where the Forest Meets the Sea, by Jeannie Baker
The Tree, by Dana Lyons
The Lorax, by Dr. Suess
When the Monkeys Came Back, by Kristine L. Franklin
Fighting for the Forest, by Gloria Rand
Farewell to Shady Glade, by Bill Peet
The Great Kapok Tree, by Lynne Cherry
Just a Dream, by Chris Van Allsburg
The Wump World, by Bill Peet