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Cassandra Carmichael

Director, NCC
Washington Office

Eco-Justice Program Director

Cassandra Carmichael is the director of the National Council of Churches Washington Office and the NCC's eco-justice program director.

She helps serve the environmental and justice ministries of the NCC's 26 member communions and oversees all NCC eco-justice initiatives.

Previously, she was director of faith-based outreach at the Center for a New American Dream, where she worked to encourage communities of faith to take action to conserve resources and protect the natural environment.

Cassandra has worked as an environmental consultant with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and A Rocha USA, and was a teacher educator, university instructor, and environmental education specialist at the University of Maryland - Baltimore County and the University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point, where she received her graduate degree in environmental education.

Cassandra has written numerous articles and essays on faith and environment for publications such as Race, Poverty and the Environment journal, Holy Ground, and Heartstone journal.

Cassandra has also been a member of the City of Annapolis (Maryland) Environmental Commission.

Cassandra is a senior fellow in the Environmental Leadership Program; a board member on the Chesapeake Bay Alliance, and in May 2005 received the Community Award from R.E.S.P.E.C.T. for her faith-based work in the Chesapeake Bay region.

Cassandra also recently served on the White House Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnership Advisory Council Task Force on Climate and Environment and the Advisory Council for the Green Bible.  

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