Sacred Grounds

Building Detroit’s Green Future

For many of the houses of worship and organizations involved in Sacred Grounds, it’s as much about education as it is about the installations. Read part 1 of this series … Read more

Ohio Native Plant Garden at First Cleveland Mosque.

6 New Sacred Grounds™ Native Plant Gardens & 5 New Participants in Cleveland

This summer, six native plant gardens at houses of worship in Greater Cleveland are being designated as National Wildlife Federation Sacred Grounds™ sites! This means each faith community dedicated space, … Read more

Three people, one sitting, greet each other outside.

Building Detroit’s Green Future, One Faith Community at a Time

The historic building that houses Gesu Catholic School is nearly a century old. It spans 97,000 square feet on two blocks in the west side of Detroit, a magnificent presence … Read more

Education Newsletter Winter 2023

Hello, from the National Wildlife Federation’s Education Team In this edition, we’re interviewing Kim Martinez, our Vice-President of Education and Engagement. We talk about climate work happening around the world … Read more

Praying Ground Community Church volunteers getting ready to begin planting their native pollinator gardens.

Planting Spirituality in Pollinator Gardens

As another growing season comes to an end, ten new native pollinator gardens have taken root on the grounds of faith communities in Wilmington, DE. Though each garden may be … Read more

monarch on milkweed

Sacred Grounds Wilmington

The Sacred Grounds program has ventured into a new body of holy water—the Delaware River Watershed in Wilmington, DE!   Sacred Grounds is a National Wildlife Federation (NWF) program that engages … Read more

Education Newsletter Fall 2021

Hello, from the National Wildlife Federation’s Education Team Our team strives to provide all people with equitable access to nature, scientifically-based environmental education, and knowledge regarding the history and principles … Read more

volunteers working in garden

Detroit Houses of Worship Join Hands in Addressing Stormwater Runoff

The Gesu Catholic Church and School on Detroit’s west side has drawn thousands of worshippers and students over its 100-year history. Notable names include four Detroit mayors and the late … Read more

Three monarchs feed on blazing star.

Communities & Wildlife: Year in Review

The National Wildlife Federation’s Community Wildlife Habitat™, Trees for Wildlife™, Mayors’ Monarch Pledge™, and Sacred Grounds™ programs partner with cities, towns, municipalities, and places of worship to promote community-driven conservation … Read more

Five Actionable Ways Municipalities Can Support Black, Latinx and Indigenous Environmentalists

Through the Community Wildlife Habitat and Mayors’ Monarch Pledge programs, municipal officials and other community leaders encourage their constituents to plant with a purpose and foster vibrant habitats for wildlife … Read more

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