Interfaith Conference of Greater Milwaukee
Staff and Board

Natural Burial of an IEN Founder

The natural burial of Carol Waskovich, one of the founders of the Interfaith Earth Network, was featured in an extensive article on natural burials by the Milwaukee Jouranal Sentinel on Saturday, November 1, 2014. The story noted Carol's environmental work, spiritual motivation and her conviction that all of matter is connected and interdependant.

Carol was laid to rest surrounded by friends and loved ones in a field of wildflowers and grasses at Prairie Home Cemetary in Waukesha. It was an inspirational service and setting that deeply reflected Carol's values and spirit.

Read the story here.

Donations in memory of Carol were designated for the Interfaith Earth Network.

Midwest Week for Climate Action, November 16-22, 2014
Photo Petitions Needed from Faith Communities!!
Support the Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Power Plan! This summer the EPA released the Clean Power Plan, the first ever nationwide carbon pollution standards which will cut carbon pollution by 30%! Powerful voices, and special interests are opposing the common sense, effective regulations.

But people of faith from across the Midwest are demonstrating their support in a beautiful photo mosaic to show that NOW is the time to #ActOnClimate and ensure that the Clean Power Plan is finalized! Here's how!

Add your voice (and face!) to this important conversation. Take a photo of why YOU Act on Climate and send it to by November 17, 2014.
Instructions for using the “Cut Carbon Pollution” sign for the Clean Energy Photo Petition: Fill in the blank after “Cut carbon pollution…” with your number one reason for supporting the Clean Power Plan. Write large and legibly!. Have your photo taken holding the sign (The larger the sign appears in the photo the better). Post the photo on your social media and send a copy to so it can be posted on Wisconsin Interfaith Power & Light and other social media to demonstrate public support for the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan. Use #ActOnClimate #FaithAndClimate #Wisconsin
Action Needed by November 17, 2014, if possible.

IEN Program Director in the News, Riding the ELF

The interfaith Earth Network was in the news twice in August. Kirsten Shead, the Program Director for IEN has caught the attention of both the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and Today's TMJ4. She was interviewed live last night on Wisconsin Tonight on Today's TMJ4 - check out the video.

The ELF, a wasabi-green, three-wheeled, solar-assisted electric bicycle can turn some heads. Both stories reference the connection of Faith and care for the Earth.

How are you striving to make more sustainable, eco-minded transportation choices?

Our Partners


Faith & Ecology:
A Conversation

Every 3rd Tuesday

Nov 18th, 7:00-8:30pm

This month's topic: Abundance

Free & open to the public!
Urban Ecology Center, Riverside

For more information,

This series invites persons of all faiths and spiritualities to gather
to reflect upon and converse about
a chosen word for the month.

We will have topics that respond
to seasonal/calendar events to
draw us all into reflection and conversation on how faith and spirituality intersect with our
lives and the natural world.

Please note that sometimes the
third Tuesday falls on a day that
has special significance to a particular faith tradition.
We mean no harm but have a commitment for that time slot.

Programs for
Faith Communities

Water Shield

This dynamic new initiative is designed to help congregations and individuals become leaders in conservation, protection, and celebration of water. The Interfaith Earth Network is GreenFaith's first regional partner in this program, which we launched through our "Making Waves for Water" event this January. Those who attended this event were among the first to join this nationwide movement towards appreciating, honoring, and responsibly stewarding this deceptively abundant resource.

GreenFaith Official Website

You are heartily encouraged to explore Water Shield as a way for their congregation or faith community to engage more deeply and more responsibly with water. For more information and guidance implementing this in your community, contact the Interfaith Earth Network.

Please consider a contribution to help us further our cause. Please be assured that your information is secure.

Interfaith Earth Network is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, and as such your contribution is tax deductible.

Interfaith Earth Network
c/o Interfaith Conference

5409 W. Vliet Street

Milwaukee, WI 54208
Phone: (414) 276-9050

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