Jurisdictional guides at Leadership Development Days in Lake Junaluska, Nc.
Your jurisdictional guides for the “Be Just. Be Green.” initiative are trained to help United Methodist Women make our meetings across the country more sustainable! The guides' roles are to:
- Support and encourage you as you take steps towards more sustainable practices in your conference or jurisdictional meetings.
- Compile a list of those who have a strong interest in "Be Just. Be Green." These contacts will be candidates for planning teams to address one (or more?) of the 13 principles.
- Help you create strategies that make putting one practice into a meeting effectively address more than one principle.
- Help you find local knowledgeable experts and organizations in the areas of the 13 principles. Speakers and presentations on climate change, the women’s carbon fund or just economic opportunities can empower and inspire your advocacy work.
- Answer questions such as:
"Where do I find out if there are boycotts in my area of foods, hotels, other vendors?"
"How do I determine which cities might be more 'green' or more 'just' when choosing meeting locations?"
- Relay information and stories to the national office of best practices and learnings.
- Inform the national office of resources needed to help local groups implement any or all of the 13 principles.
Guides from left to right:
- Ellen Lipsey: South Central Jurisdiction
- Ann Reinhart: Western Jurisdiction
- Phyllis Terwilliger: Northeastern Jurisdiction
- Anne Bunch: North Central Jurisdiction
- Jeanne Long: North Central Jurisdiction
- Miok Fowler: Western Jurisdiction
- Elaine Cecelia Nelson Williams: Northeastern Jurisdiction
- Yolanda Faye Perry: South Central Jurisdiction
- Emma Samson: Southeastern Jurisdiction
- Deaconess Selena Ruth Smith: Southeastern Jurisdiction
Be Just. Be Green.
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