Team (or subcommittee) meetings are small, focused, and held as needed, depending on the coalition’s priorities. Teams are authorized by and report back to the steering committee. As we are powered by volunteers, we enthusiastically welcome participation from all coalition members. If you’d like to get involved or form a new team, please get in touch.

Deep Green Faith & Practice Team

Deacon Joey Clavijo, Chair

This team seeks to foster a deeper alignment between our physical actions, which affect the natural world, and our deeply-held values, respecting the sacredness of the world. We’ll aim to address topics that range from the energy efficiency of our houses of worship to the food that we serve.

Legislative Policy Team

We work to keep the GNOICC informed of local, state and federal environmental policy issues, changes and proposals.

Father Jay Angerer, Chair

Mission & Affiliation Team

Rev Kristina Peterson, Chair

This team explores potential affiliations — linking with other groups both in concert with our ideals and maybe just on a similar task, including service-learning partnerships with educational institutions. We establish organizational goals in line with our mission through an inclusive visioning process. We also review our mission from time to time. The Communications and Membership teams currently meet with this team.

Youth Engagement Team

Ann Maier, Chair

The Youth Engagement Team connects Greater New Orleans Interfaith Climate Coalition (GNOICC) to individual youth and to organized groups of young people and their families. The team helps identify avenues for youth to participate in meaningful learning activities that deepen understanding and respect for the Earth in a positive setting. Coordination, support and participation for these activities is a shared responsibility of the Youth Engagement Team and other GNOICC teams. We welcome team members of all ages and skill sets. Our team reflects the values of compassion, cooperation, justice, respect and nonviolence that we seek to embody in a future sustainable world.

Communication Team

Bart Everson, Chair

Managing website, discussion groups, newsletter. This team currently meets with the Mission Team.

Membership Team

Robert Demarais Sullivan , Acting Chair

Membership – recording names and proposing membership drives. This team currently meets with the Mission Team.