A Network of Christian Leaders Advancing Sustainability
In late 2011 the Center for Environmental Leadership convened the first intentional gathering of sustainability professionals from Christian colleges and universities. At this two-day symposium representatives from eight different institutions unanimously agreed to form a professional association to address the unique challenges and opportunities of faith-based sustainability. The Association of Christian Sustainability Professionals (ACSP) was born out of this conversation as a serivce program of the Center for Environmental Leadership.
ACSP is a network of Christian leaders advancing sustainability. With a primary focus on higher education, ACSP aims to enhance the work of Christian sustainability leaders. This is accomplished through professional networking, educational training opportunities, and strategic collaboration and organization around Christian sustainability issues.
What distinguishes ACSP from other excellent associations is our focus on the interactions between faith and sustainability. This distinctive approach presents both difficult challenges as well as unparalleled opportunities. ACSP endeavors to equip Christian professionals to make the most of their roles as sustainability leaders by addressing this unique dynamic.
ACSP is proud to partner with Colby May, the founder of LIT, an energy & environmental management company. A graduate of Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary with an MA in ethics and society, and a certified energy manager, Colby May has performed over 1,000 energy audits at facilities across the US and is now solely focusing on energy management at Christian colleges, seminaries and churches. Clients include Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, and over 50 churches in the greater Boston area. LIT’s focus on empowering the Christian community to be stewards of God’s creation, not only through energy efficiency, but also water audits, waste audits, and many other sustainabilty and efficiency related services, makes LIT the perfect partner for our members. To learn more about LIT visit their website at www.consultlit.com.
In late 2011 the Center for Environmental Leadership convened the first intentional gathering of sustainability professionals from Christian colleges and universities. At this two-day symposium representatives from eight different institutions unanimously agreed to form a professional association to address the
As a professional association, ACSP exists to serve its membership. ACSP members benefit from discounted symposium registration, professional development opportunities, regular updates with Christian sustainability news, and the opportunity to network with peers who understand the landscape of Christian sustainability
The Creation Care Covenant is a collaborative project between the Center for Environmental Leadership (CEL) and ACSP. The covenant serves both as a call for Christian colleges and universities to biblically care for creation, as well as a tool to
To learn more information about 2015’s annual symposium on Oct. 23-24 at Bethel University, and/or to register for the event click this link.
The keynote speakers for this year’s symposium have been announced. They are David Wilkins and Colby May. To learn more, and to get an update on the symposium go to this link.
We’re delighted to announce that our 2015 symposium will be co-hosted by Bethel University’s Green Council, Oct. 23 & 24 in Minneapolis, MN. The program is still in development, but the focus is likely to be on campus food systems. If you