Clean Climate was created to support the Synod and its presbyteries, congregations, and individuals in becoming a leader in claiming our moral voice to combat climate change.

Our vision is to have participation from each Presbytery in the Synod, to help the Synod realize our vision of becoming a leader in claiming our moral voice to combat climate change.

Our Objectives

  • To lift up a theological conversation with the goal of developing an integrated “theology of creation” that could be embraced across the PC(USA) and across boundaries of religious difference in the Synod of the Northeast.

  • To support churches that empower their members toward reduction of fossil fuel use, both corporately and individually.

  • To encourage presbyteries and churches in the Synod of the Northeast to pursue fossil free investment strategies.

  • To develop a concrete pastoral response to churches and communities that are in crisis due to climate change or our denomination’s prophetic moves to counter climate change.

  • To approach climate issues while paying attention to the way they intersect with other justice issues such as environmental justice, food justice, systems of white supremacy, gender justice, and more.

This Network was birthed at the 2016 Synod Assembly during the discussion of and affirmative vote for of the commissioner's resolution to divest from fossil fuels. The discussion took us beyond divestment to how to be the church in the face of climate change and environmental degradation. 

We are planning a gathering of people from the various presbyteries on October 20–21, 2017 at the Stony Point Center.

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Want to learn more? Write to Sue Smith & Susan De George.