Posted Monday, April 25th, 2016

Tuesday Forum Looks at How Faith and Environmental Initiatives Can Achieve a Cleaner and More Sustainable Environment

WRWA The Whippany River Watershed Action Committee announces a unique event that combines organizations from the faith and environmental communities to discuss merging their efforts to become effective stewards of our planet and achieve a cleaner and more sustainable environment.

The Faith and Environment Interfaith Coalition Panel Discussion, which is free and open to the public, runs from 1-4 PM tomorrowon Tuesday, April 26 at the Haggerty Education Center Auditorium, located at the Frelinghuysen Arboretum, 353 Hanover Ave. in Morris Plains, New Jersey.

The diverse panel will discuss the intersection of communities of faith and the environment on various initiatives that have been successfully implementated throughout the country.WRWA2

“The Faith and Environment program inspires, educates and mobilizes people of diverse religious backgrounds for environmental leadership.” proclaims Paul Kaufman from the GreenFaith Organization. “We need to raise the bar to become more “Green” friendly for future generations.”


The itinerary includes:

  • Registration and refreshments at 1 p.m.
  • Introductions and opening remarks by Art Vespignani, Facilitator, WRWAC, at 1:15 p.m.
  • Rev Bob Stagg, the Church of the Presentation — “The Greening of a Parish”– at 1:30 p.m.
  • Paul Kaufman, GreenFaith Organization at 1:50 p.m.
  • Rev. Sidney Williams, Bethel AME Church of Morristown, at 2:20 p.m.p.m.
  • Pat Rector, Rutgers Cooperative Extension, “Water Quality and Community”, at 2:40 p.m.
  • Reverend Susan Sica, St. Gregory’s Episcopal Church of Parsippany, “Caring for the Earth is a Faith Practice” at 3 p.m.
  • Question & Answer, Open Discussion Forum at 3:20 p.m.

For more information on the Whippany River Watershed Action Committee, visit: