We help faith communities navigate the opportunities, resources and expertise needed to care for creation – our common home and the environment all life needs to thrive.Wisconsin Creation Care Ambassadors’ Mission Statement
The Dane County Office of Energy and Climate Change assembled representatives from several dozen faith communities in the summer of 2020 to discuss what we hoped to accomplish in response to the climate crisis. After sending out a survey to congregations in our area, a small group of climate change activists decided that we wanted to accelerate climate progress by helping faith organizations in Wisconsin reduce their energy usage, install solar power and heat pumps, educate these communities about global warming, and help them create green teams and sustainability committees. In order to bring that about, we came together in the fall of 2020 to form the Wisconsin Creation Care Ambassadors.
Since the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change gives us less than ten years to decrease our carbon footprint by 50%, we realized that Wisconsin faith organizations could use help in responding to the climate crisis as rapidly as possible. As ambassadors for earth and for her many peoples, we decided that one of our major goals was to speed up our transformation to a greener world. Another goal is to be a moral voice for climate justice. To those ends, we want to visit as many congregations in our area that can use our expertise. We also want to connect Dane County green teams and sustainability committees so that we can speak with the combined wisdom of our many faiths about the climate crisis we are experiencing. You can help by joining us in this effort.
As Greta Thunberg has said, “I want you to act. I want you to act as you would in a crisis. I want you to act as if the house is on fire, because it is.”