Green Team

CJC’s Green Team meets the second Monday of each month to discuss and plan activities that promote environmental sustainability and resilience. We aim to promote action at the individual, congregational, interfaith, state and federal levels by reducing our environmental footprint, as well as by positively influencing policy.  We collaborate with Oakland Mills Interfaith Center congregations to make our facility more environmentally sustainable, and to provide educational opportunities for ourselves and the surrounding community.  Click here to attend our monthly meetings via Zoom.


Electrify Everything to Save the Planet, Your Money & Your Health
Join us VIRTUALLY Thursday, August 18 and/or Wednesday, September 7 at 7:00pm
with speakers Doug Siglin and Monica O’Connor of the Chesapeake Climate Action Network. For more information click here

Family Fun Night of Environmental Education
Oakland Mills Interfaith Center, 5885 Robert Oliver Place, Columbia
The OMI Green Team in cooperation with HoCoClimate Action, Chesapeake Climate Action Network (CCAN), and Interfaith Partners for the Chesapeake presents information on The Advantages of All-electric Buildings.
BRING THE WHOLE FAMILY! Kid friendly movie shorts shown at 7:45pm/dusk FREE popcorn! Bring your own food, drinks and lawn chairs. Click here for more information and to register.


Climate Solutions: How we create a better future
Dr. Sara Via, Professor & Climate Extension Specialist, University of Maryland, College Park
All webinars 4:00pm-5:30pm.
Register at Sara Via’s upcoming lecture series. 
For complete details, click here

August 17, 2022: We need an epidemic of climate action.
We are way behind on actions needed to curb climate change, but big social changes can sometimes occur far more rapidly than expected. Reaching a social tipping point for climate action requires support from a surprisingly small number of people and we may be closer than we think to a wave of people-power that will produce the required actions. By understanding the mechanisms of behavior change and the dynamics that lead to social tipping points, we can potentially accelerate the adoption of climate solutions.

September 7, 2022: Let’s talk about climate change: How to motivate everyone you know to be part of the climate solution.
We will discuss key ideas for how each of us can be agents of social change in our own networks and communities, speeding our nation’s approach to the social tipping point on climate action.

Co-sponsored by: HoCo Climate Action, HoLLIE, Live Green Howard, Community Ecology Institute, Howard County Conservancy, Columbia Association

PLEASE CLICK HERE to view slides of Jewish Texts and the Environment and Climate Change from Yom Kippur 2021 Discussion Group

We are all inundated with trash. Click here for suggestions which can help you minimize your impact on our fragile environment.