Brown Memorial Joins One Water Partnership

Up close photo of a maple tree with Brown Memorial in the background.

Brown Memorial’s new “Green Team” has received a $1,000 grant from Interfaith Partners for the Chesapeake to participate in its One Water Partnership program, along with more than a dozen other congregations.


As a chartered member in the One Water Partnership program, the Green Team has committed to taking a series of “actions” over the next two years to cultivate a strong, faith-rooted commitment to pollution reduction within the Jones Falls watershed.  


Upcoming activities planned by the Green Team include building fencing around vegetable gardens at Eutaw-Marshburn Elementary, and taking Brown Memorial youth on springtime watershed canoe trips with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation.


The Green Team is also sponsoring (along with Memorial Episcopal and Corpus Christi churches) a screening of the climate change film, “Merchants of Doubt” on Nov. 5 at 3 p.m. at Brown Memorial, followed by a panel discussion with environmental experts. Read more details.


Congregation member McKay Jenkins is leading Brown’s Green Team. He is a professor of Environmental Humanities at the University of Delaware, and the author of numerous books of environmental journalism (including “Food Fight: GMOs and the Future of the American Diet”). He is also a board member of Interfaith Partners for the Chesapeake. If you’re interested in participating in the Green Team’s activities, drop McKay an email at [email protected].


Read a Baltimore Sun story about Baltimore area congregations participating in the One Water Partnership program.