Homewood is a Green Congregation

Let’s see what love and respect for all creation can do.

Our spiritual transformation is essential to heal our relationships with each other and the natural world and its wholeness.

Our GREEN ORGANIZING ACTION TEAM (GOAT) seeks to raise the level of concern and encourage spirit-led action to the climate crisis through the promotion of ecological sustainability, and environmental justice. Learn More

Homewood Friends at People’s Climate March, Washington, DC (2017)

ACTIVISM. We recognize that individual actions are not enough! The only way we are going to change the dire trajectory we are on is to work to change policy. Homewood Friends has been very active in supporting Maryland legislation to address the climate crisis, including opposing fracking, and supporting the Clean Energy Jobs Act and the Climate Solutions Now Act. We also worked on successfully banning chlorpyrifos. We work in collaboration with Chesapeake Climate Action Network, Interfaith Power & Light, and Interfaith Partners for the Chesapeake.

CREATING ENERGY EFFICIENCY IN OUR MEETINGHOUSE. For over a decade, Homewood Friends Meeting has been on a mission to lessen our carbon footprint by making major energy efficiency improvements to our 100-year-old Meetinghouse. Learn More

WE HAVE GONE SOLAR. In 2021, Homewood achieved a goal a decade in the making, now producing 120% of our electric needs from the solar panels on our roof. Learn More

OUR POLLINATOR-FRIENDLY NATIVE GARDEN. With lots of help from the University of Baltimore and Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church volunteers, and coordination by Blue Water Baltimore, our native plant garden along the south side of our building was planted in April 2019 Learn More

ZERO WASTE (recycling, composting, and reducing waste). Homewood Friends Meeting has been working on Zero Waste with a reduction of food waste (composting), electronic recycling, reduction in paper use at meetings, and reduction in water use (toilets, sinks, and hand dishwashing). We retain stormwater runoff from our roof using two cisterns. We also have provided education on the reduction in the use of plastics. Learn more about Recycling.

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