a site for resources that help develop environmental stewardship within faith communities



Communities of Faith have emerged as leaders in addressing environmental and economic issues while working to build sustainable cultures. Together with civic leaders, scientists, legislators, business leaders and many other organizations, faith communities work to transform the sources of environmental and social degradation that threaten the ability of present and future generations to flourish.

Here at The Ohio State University, the School of Environment and Natural Resources and our collaborators are striving to cultivate ways in which faith communities can work together with their partners to best meet the sustainability challenges of the 21st century. We have learned that faith communities and their wisdom traditions have much to offer, and through this site we seek to make the latest, reliable scientific information and resources available to faith communities for their practice.

We will be developing this site over the course of this year and into next (2017 – 2018) with the hopes of cataloging and making accessible a collection of resources that can help faith communities build effective earth stewardship principles. Using feedback we receive from the community, we will determine what is most valuable for faith-guided environmental work. Please feel free to let us know what you’d like to see on the site!


You can search for events in the Ohio area, discover resources for engagement and actioncontact Dr. Hitzhusen to find an expert speaker for your congregation, or consider taking a class at OSU to deepen your knowledge.

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