Hermina Glass-Hill, MHP

Coastal Engagement Associate

Hermina Glass-Hill is a Creation Care steward, scholar activist, writer and grassroots organizer in Coastal Georgia. Guided by the African philosophy of Ubuntu which is based on the reciprocity of beingness and the interconnectedness of humanity and the environment, her work intersects environmental justice, storytelling and the earth-honoring traditions of Black folk, human ecology, climate change, and coastal conservation. She is well-versed in engaging communities around critical environmental issues such as land preservation, climate change, sea level rise, and disaster preparedness. 

In her role at GIPL, Hermina works with Georgia coastal faith communities to assist with greening their worship practices – whether by coordinating a Power Wise energy audit or assisting with the launch of a Green Team.  She also serves as the coordinator of Savannah Presbytery’s M.K. Pentecost Ecology Fund.

She is the founder of the Susie King Taylor Women’s Institute and Ecology Center, a nonprofit organization that links the history of chattel slavery to ecological destruction and promotes environmental education. She is the organizer of the Coalition to Save Butler Island Plantation, a grassroots campaign to abolish Georgia House Bill 906 which stood to convey state-owned natural resources to private entities. She is also the co-creator of the Black Women’s Ocean Memory and Conservation Jamboree during Whale Week, an annual Georgia-centered North Atlantic right whale conservation event. Through this event Hermina partners with OCEANA and the Tybee Island Marine Science Center to encourage protection of endangered North Atlantic right whales.

Hermina studied at Spelman College and Georgia State University where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in History with a concentration in African American Studies and Environmental Justice and a Master of Arts in Heritage Preservation. She enjoys reading, exploring nature, and mindfulness meditation on the beach. Hermina often serves as worship service liturgist at Midway First Presbyterian Church in Liberty County. She is currently enrolled in online pathway courses at Union Presbyterian Seminary located in Richmond, Virginia.