The Environmental Network is a thematic network within the United Religions Initiative's global network, made up of Cooperation Circle members, URI affiliates, and staff, that acts as a resource for environmentally-focused Cooperation Circles around the world.
Following URI’s Principle 10, the Environmental Network develops resources and relationships to actualize our commitment to “act from sound ecological practices to protect and preserve the Earth for both present and future generations.”
Acting as both a network and a Cooperation Circle, the Environmental Network is available as a resource for connection and coordination among Cooperation Circles in regions throughout the world. Using webinars, environmental action toolkits, discussion groups, social media campaigns, and trainings, we aim to enhance and promote the work of Cooperation Circles who are addressing environmental challenges and injustices, and to support Cooperation Circles in taking steps to become more ecologically sustainable.
The goals of the Environmental Network are to:
- Give support to those Cooperation Circles already working on environmental issues and ecological sustainability, and encouragement to Cooperation Circles wanting to become more involved.
- Serve as a point of connection and, where appropriate, coordination among Cooperation Circles and across the URI network on matters of broad international or regional concern.
- Serve as an environmental resource to the global URI network and the hub office in coordination projects and discussions.
- Speak out as an interfaith moral voice on significant issues of ecological and environmental health and well-being.
- On especially pressing issues of global concern, be a resource to the Global Council so that it may speak as a moral voice for the entire organization.