Green Faith: An Interfaith Conversation on Eco-Consciousness and Activism

Huda Alkaff

Alkaff is the founder and director of the Islamic Environmental Group of Wisconsin (IEG) and president of Wisconsin Interfaith Power & Light. She taught ecology at UW-Oshkosh and has spent over a decade working as an advocate for environmental justice, initiating Muslim and interfaith programs focused on energy, water, and land conservation. In addition to orchestrating the Green Ramadan project, Alkaff has also led IEG’s monthly environmental awareness campaign.


Tim Mackie

Mackie is a teaching pastor at Blackhawk Church in Middleton, Wisconsin, and a faculty member of the Western Seminary in Portland, Oregon, where he teaches Hebrew Bible. He received his doctorate in Hebrew Studies from UW-Madison, and often incorporates Hebrew texts and self-reflection related to environmental and social justice into his sermons.

Don Quintenz

A practicing Baha’i, Quintenz has been involved in environmental education for over four decades. He has worked for the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, the Wisconsin Humane Society, the Milwaukee Public Schools, and is currently the Director of Education and Land Management at the Schlitz Audubon Nature Center in Milwaukee.



Laurie Zimmerman

Zimmerman is the Rabbi of Congregation Shaarei Shamayim in Madison, Wisconsin. She is an avid lover of the outdoors, and believes environmental conservation to be an important component of a broader social justice movement. Zimmerman has organized protests, vigils, and educational programming related to local issues and sees Jewish teachings as central to the congregation’s activism.



When: Tuesday, March 6, 6 PM

Where: Pyle Center (Room 235), 610 Langdon St, Madison, Wisconsin

The Event is Free and Open to the Public