Living Climate Commitments

Strategic Objective: Amplify and integrate current initiatives in a bold, hopeful denominational climate strategy that accelerates reductions towards the goal of an 80% decrease in emissions by 2030.

Our integrity as a denomination contributes to our capacity to flourish. Priority activities related to climate include:

GC Proposal Number(s)

Priority Activities



Expand Faithful Footprints denomination-wide to improve the energy efficiency and reduce the carbon pollution of church buildings, dramatically increasing the number of participating communities.


Deepen engagement in ecumenical, interfaith, and civil society education and advocacy towards climate justice by identifying and amplifying the capacity of communities of faith and individual champions.


*Progress is determined from percentage completion of planned key results in a given quarter.

For questions on the Strategic Plan, or for a summary of all 2023 Operational Plan Activities, contact .

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