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Reforesting Faith: A Conversation about the Nature of God

October 15

6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

The Kendeda Building for Innovative Sustainable Design
422 Ferst Drive
Atlanta, GA 30313
United States

GIPL friends are invited to a special tour of Georgia Tech’s Living Building and hear a presentation from Dr. Matthew Sleeth, executive director of Blessed Earth.


Dr. Matthew Sleeth is doing a book tour in Georgia for his new book, Reforesting Faith: What Trees Teach Us About The Nature of God And His Love For Us.  A former atheist and chief of hospital medical staff, turned eco-activist, Dr. Sleeth, together with his wife and two children, he began to bring his lifestyle in line with his values, cutting back on their fossil fuel use by two thirds and electricity use by nine tenths. Following a new calling, Dr. Sleeth resigned from his position as chief of the medical staff and director of the ER to teach, preach, and write about faith and the environment throughout the country.

All attendees will also have a chance to tour and celebrate the newly opened, LEED-certified Kendeda Building for Innovative Sustainable Design!  “The Kendeda Building aims to be the Southeast’s first certified Living Building, the most advanced measure of sustainability in the built environment. It will produce more energy than it uses, collect and recycle water, and, as Journal reporter Keiko Morris put it, serve as ‘a crucial test case of whether a large-scale environmentally advanced project can achieve its goals in the heat and humidity of the Southeast.’” –Wall Street Journal, Aug. 6, 2019


Tickets are $30 for general admission and $15 for students.  Both ticket levels include a tour of the Living Building. Copies of Dr. Sleeth's book will be available for purchase after his lecture.

Building tours begin at 6:00 pm.
Dr. Sleeth's Lecture begins at 7:30 pm.