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Green Sanctuary 2020: Stage 3

Part of Green Sanctuary

  • Download an editable version of this page which is the Action Plan template
  • Download the Guidelines for the Action Plan

The goal of this Action Plan is to chart your intended strategies in each of the three campaigns (Mitigation, Adaptation/Resilience, and Justice).  Once you submit your plan, the review team will offer feedback and suggestions using the Action Plan Guidelines (Impactful, Needs Improvement, Missing). The GS 2020 program does not require a specific number of component projects within each campaign. It is up to the congregation to create campaigns that achieve the intended impacts on the road to congregational transformation and climate sustainability and justice.

MITIGATION is action to reduce the causes of the global warming trend of climate change. Mitigation is essential for climate justice. Robust mitigation will reduce the risks of severe ,climate impacts and make possible a transition to a sustainable and just future for all. Mitigation action needs to reduce global net carbon emissions by around 45% by 2030 and to near zero by mid-century, according to scientific analysis in the  Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) reports.

Mitigation Campaign

Please state in brief the findings in your opportunity assessment on which this campaign is based. If it makes more sense to list the opportunity assessments connected to each component project, feel free to do that. 

  • If there is an overarching campaign strategy that clearly connects each project, please describe it.
  • Reflect on whether and  how this campaign contributes to congregational transformation.

For each component project within your campaign list 

  1. Campaign and Project Title
  2. Intended Impacts (and if helpful, include opportunity assessment findings this responds to)
  3. Description. 
    1. Outline steps and also
    2.  Indicate when steps engage civic action/activism, collaboration with historically marginalized communities, and/or long term organizing partnerships
    3. Indicate if this project overlaps with your Justice Campaign
    4. If applicable, explain how you intend to educate/inform the congregation about this activity
  4. How Impacts will be measured/assessed

ADAPTATION AND RESILIENCE - Adaptation is the process of (a) reducing vulnerabilities to the harmful effects of climate change (b) making the most of potentially beneficial opportunities associated with positive responses to the crisis. Resilience is the capacity to maintain function in the face of external stresses created by the climate-change crisis.

Adaptation/Resilience Campaign

  • Please state in brief the findings in your opportunity assessment on which this campaign is based. If it makes more sense to you to list the opportunity assessments connected to each component project, please feel free to do that. 
  • If there is an overarching campaign strategy that clearly connects each project, please describe it.
  • Make sure that in addition to your congregational adaptation/resilience your congregation includes work to enhance adaptation/resilience of either human or natural system(s) or both.
  • Reflect on whether and  how this campaign contributes to congregational transformation.

For each component project within your campaign:

  1. Campaign and Project Title
  2. Intended Impacts (and if helpful, include opportunity assessment findings this responds to)
  3. Description. 
    1. Outline steps and also
    2.  Indicate when steps engage civic action/activism, collaboration with historically marginalized communities, and/or long term organizing partnerships (See Opportunity Assessment Goal: Justice for background)
    3. Indicate if this project overlaps with your Justice Campaign
    4. If applicable, explain how you intend to educate/inform the congregation about this activity

4. How Impacts will be measured/assessed

JUSTICEWorking in partnership with communities who experience and confront the reality that the greatest impacts of the climate crisis are disproportionately imposed on those (a) historically oppressed and least responsible for the crisis (b) with the fewest resources with which to face the crisis while already under environmental stresses, and (c) future generations. These communities are sometimes referred to as front-line, vulnerable or marginalized.

Justice Campaign

Please state in brief the findings in your opportunity assessment on which this campaign is based. If it makes more sense to you to list the opportunity assessments connected to each component project, please feel free to do that. 

  • If there is an overarching campaign strategy that clearly connects each project, please describe it.
  • Reflect on whether and  how this campaign contributes to congregational transformation.

For each component project within your campaign:

  1. Campaign and Project Title
  2. Intended Impacts (and if helpful, include opportunity assessment findings this responds to)
  3. Description. 
    1. Outline steps and also
    2.  Indicate when steps engage civic action/activism, collaboration with historically marginalized communities, and/or long term organizing partnerships  (See Opportunity Assessment, Goal: Justice for background)
    3. Indicate if this project overlaps with your Mitigation or Adaptation/Resilience campaign
    4. If applicable, explain how you intend to educate/inform the congregation about this activity
  4. How Impacts will be measured/assessed
  • Download an editable version of this page which is the Action Plan template
  • Download the Guidelines for the Action Plan