Join GIPL and people of faith across the state to learn about ways you and your faith community can engage in the work of environmental justice and sustainability efforts. During the month of May, we’ll offer two film screenings with panel discussions, an in-person training and advocacy day, and a day of service.  At the in-person training day, we’ll offer workshops and discussions that cover topics like coastal sustainability, environmental justice in Georgia and beyond, and the intersection of voting rights and climate justice. A schedule of events for the Training Day can be found by clicking here.

Schedule of Activities: 

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Green Team Summit Training Day Schedule

Saturday, May 7, 2022 at 9:00 AM

Join us at First Presbyterian Church Marietta for a day of workshops and trainings that cover topics like coastal resilience, environmental justice in Georgia and beyond, and the intersection of voting rights and climate justice. You’ll also have the opportunity to view a live recording of our bi-weekly show, “Coffee & Something Stronger” featuring Regional Administrator Daniel Blackman, Southeast Region – EPA Region 4.

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  • $40 – General Admission: includes both film screenings and the Green Team Summit training day
  • $30 – Green Team Summit training day only
  • $15 – Student Ticket: includes both film screenings and the Green Team Summit training day
  • $5 – Film Screening Only: includes one film screening

Please note, the Day of Service on May 14th requires a separate registration from the other Green Team Summit activities. Both forms are listed below.

If cost is an issue, please reach out to us at A limited number of scholarships are available.

Screening of "The Human Element"

Wednesday, May 4th at 7:00 PM

Released in 2018, this documentary from the producers of Racing ExtinctionThe Cove, and Chasing Ice, follows environmental photographer James Balog as he captures the lives of everyday Americans on the front lines of climate change. With rare compassion and heart, The Human Element inspires us to reevaluate our relationship with the natural world. Learn more about the film.

Event Location: Morningside Presbyterian Church | 1411 N Morningside Dr NE, Atlanta, GA 30306

Screening of "BURNED: Are Trees the New Coal?"

Tuesday, May 10th at 7:00 PM

BURNED: Are Trees the New Coal? is a feature-length documentary, which takes an unwavering look at the latest energy industry solution to climate change. The film tells the story of how woody biomass has become the fossil-fuel industry’s renewable, green savior, and of the people and parties who are both fighting against and promoting its adoption and use. Learn more about the film. Erniko Brown, Director of Organizing & Partnership Engagement at Dogwood Alliance will lead a discussion following the film.

Event Location: Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta | 1440 Spring Street NW, Atlanta, GA 30309

Day of Service with Chattahoochee Riverkeeper

Saturday, May 14th from 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

In 2021, Chattahoochee Riverkeeper (CRK) removed over 63 TONS with help from more than 2100 volunteers like you! Our waterways provide us with fresh drinking water, great recreational opportunities like canoeing and fishing, and they serve as a pleasant respite from our busy day-to-day lives. This is your opportunity to help protect one of our most precious resources by volunteering to help us clean our rivers, streams, lakes and wetlands.

Please note: This event requires an additional registration form which can be found by clicking here.

Learn more about the 2022 Green Team Summit Day of Service.

Support Our Work

Your support of GIPL allows us to offer programs and workshops at low to no cost.  Please consider making a gift of ANY size to GIPL today, and help sustain our work with faith communities across Georgia.

If you are interested in becoming an event sponsor, please reach out to Executive Director, Codi Norred at

Thank You to Our Event Partners & Sponsors!