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Yorktown Church Accepted Into GreenFaith Certification Program

First Presbyterian Church is the third Westchester participant in the national program.
First Presbyterian Church is the third Westchester participant in the national program. Photo Credit: Facebook

YORKTOWN, N.Y. -- The First Presbyterian Church of Yorktown has been accepted into the GreenFaith Certification Program, the nation’s first interfaith environmental certification program for houses of worship.

First Presbyterian joins White Plains Presbyterian and Greenburgh Hebrew Center as a Westchester County participant in this national program.

“We are called to care for creation,” said Tami Seidel, co-pastor of the church. “We are excited to join the GreenFaith Certification Program because it gives us the tools to become strong environmental leaders. We want to live out these ‘green’ values in everything we do—from our preaching and education to the operation of our building, to our advocate for a healthy environment for communities of color and low-income communities.”

The program is designed to help churches, synagogues, mosques, and temples earn recognition as environmental leaders by carrying out over two dozen environmental activities over two years.

“This program is a challenging, important way for houses of worship to become environmental leaders,” said the Rev. Fletcher Harper, GreenFaith’s executive director. “As First Presbyterian of Yorktown goes through the Program, their members will experience the transformation that comes from sharing a religious commitment to Creation.”

To find our more about GreenFaith, visit greenfaith.org.

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