IEN’s new structure

Changes Coming To Interfaith Environmental Network

August 18, 2014

The Steering Committee of Interfaith Environmental Network wants you to know about some changes in the structure of IEN.

This past May, key leaders of IEN and its Energy Action Team met at Congregation Beth Israel to chart the future of our efforts. We reached consensus that while both groups were working to deepen the involvement of Austin’s faith communities and houses of worship in environmental stewardship, the two groups had evolved with differing areas of focus and passion. EAT wanted to continue to focus on confronting climate change through congregational carbon footprint management and detailed engagement with City Of Austin Energy Policy. IEN wanted to focus on building community in congregations around a broad palette of environmental concerns. 

The assembled representatives decided that:

1) The Energy Action Team (since renamed FEAT, The Faith and Energy in Action Team) would move forward as a separate entity, under the auspices of Climate Buddies.

2) IEN and (F)EAT would maintain communications to help further each group’s goals, cooperating and making referrals where appropriate.

3) IEN would continue to partner with Texas Impact and Texas Interfaith Power and Light, seeking alliances with other faith-based entities that wish to embrace the message and mission of Religious Environmentalism.

We wish FEAT well and look forward to advancing the cause of faith-based environmental stewardship  in Central Texas.

Blessings,

Your IEN Steering Committee

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