Northern Illinois Conference
Eco-Sustainability Network (Eco-Net)
...are Northern Illinois United Methodists and others passionate about caring for God's creation and people - and incidentally saving money - through action in our own lives and in and through our communities of faith. You'll meet us in our blogs, and we're available and eager to share our experiences and expertise with you. Give us a call!
Richard Alton, Chair
Richard Alton is a member of the One Earth Film Festival, Green Community Connections and Interfaith Green Network. He is active in the Green Energy Team of Euclid Avenue UMC, where "living green" is part of the expectation for all members. Ask him about anything!
Rev. Beth Galbreath is a five-decade environmental activist, UMC deacon, biblical storyteller and online teacher. And, oh yes, tech person for the Eco-Net and solar enthusiast.
Victoria Biel is passionate about native plants and butterfly gardens, and delicious food that is gentle on the earth to produce, the vegan way. Check out her extensive food blog here!
Bill Koehl is a member of the Unitarian Universalist faith tradition, and is passionate about environmental justice.
Melissa Brice is a member of Urban Village UMC and an environmental activist, working to create a fund that avoids investment in fossil fuels as an option in the Northern Illinois United Methodist Foundation.
Rev. Michael Mann is pastor of St. Andrew's UMC in Carol Stream, and a solar enthusiast.
Phyllis is a member of United Church of Rogers Park, a congregation with a wonderful teaching garden for the community and two rain gardens. She's passionate about environmental action!