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Cardboard sign that says Seminarians in Solidarity

Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary is committed to collaborating with and supporting local, regional, denominational environmental organizations and initiatives aligned with a more life-sustaining and just future. Some of our partners include:  

  • The Green Seminary Initiative encourages schools of theology to be participants in, and keepers of, God’s creation in all its human, biological, geological, and ecological manifestations. Garrett celebrated certification in the spring of 2020. 
  • sustainNU is a University-wide program that aims to engage students, faculty, and staff in reducing—and eventually eliminating—Northwestern’s contribution to climate change and to lead the way toward a greener, healthier, and more sustainable future.
  • Evanston Office of Sustainability: Evanston has a longstanding commitment to sustainability, climate action and livability. In 2018, the Evanston City Council formally adopted the Climate Action and Resilience Plan (CARP) which, among other things, establishes a community carbon neutrality goal, a zero waste goal and a 100% renewable electricity goal.
  • Citizens’ Greener Evanston (CGE) works to make Evanston a more environmentally just, sustainable, and resilient community.
  • Faith in Place empowers Illinois people of all faiths to be leaders in caring for the Earth, providing resources to educate, connect, and advocate for healthier communities.
  • 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.
  • Global Ministries EarthKeepers trains United Methodists in the United States to start and grow environmental projects.