Here’s a detailed article by Bill McKibben published in the latest issue of Rolling Stone magazine that explains the chilling math of climate change. Regardless of where you stand on the issue, McKibben’s thoughtful analysis is a must-read for anyone who cares about the stewardship of creation. Click here to access the article. (Photo by […]
Looking for a stewardship of creation devotional guide to use? Here’s a good one from webofcreation.org that provides scripture, a quote from the ELCA social statement “Caring for Creation,” a creation care fact, a prayer, and ways to become more involved and committed to caring for God’s good creation. Click here to access the free […]
Give New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg credit for a creative solution to a problem that had him boiling. On these steamy summer days, he hated entering a parked car whose inside air had been superheated by the sun. (Who doesn’t, right?) But it was a bit extreme of “Hizzoner” to install a window air conditioner […]
Here’s a five-part study guide on climate change from the National Catholic Rural Life Conference. Using a reflection/action methodology called Shared Christian Praxis, this study is designed to help people use critical thinking to reflect on their own experiences relating them to their faith and moving them toward future action. Click here for more information […]
Here’s a downloadable guide to Green Living (PDF format) from the PCUSA designed to “prompt individual lifestyle changes and offer resources and ideas to assist in greening our lives and sharing God’s love with the world.” Click here to download the guide. (Photo by Argonne National Laboratory used under Creative Commons License. Thanks!)
Canada’s tar sands, deposits of sand saturated with bitumen, contain twice the amount of carbon dioxide emitted by global oil use in our entire history. If it is exploited, as some are eager to do, the environmental damage will be apocalyptic. (Photo by Roberto Rizzato, used under Creative Commons license.)
How much trash do you take out every week? One bag? Two bags? More? Your garbage serves as a pretty good indicator of your stewardship. Trash shows both how much you consume and how much you recycle — or fail to recycle! Can you do better? Sure! Here are some tips. (Photo © Olga Lyubkin – Fotolia.com)
“Americans generate more trash than anyone else on the planet: more than 7 pounds per person each day. And most landfill trash is made up of containers and packaging — almost all of which should be recycled.” Read more and listen to the Fresh Air interview with Edward Hume, author of Garbology.
Many people have no clue who first conceived of Earth Day or that he was a person of deep faith who spent a life sharing the message “peace, justice, and the care of the earth.” Click here to read John A. Murdock’s article entitled “Earth Day’s Forgotten Founder” published in the Spring 2012 issue of […]
One aspect of the Christian life that often gets little attention in most Lutheran confirmation programs is environmental stewardship. Following is a six-session program that concentrates on how each individual person interacts with his or her surrounding environment. The program has three basic goals; an awareness of how many resources it takes for each of us to live, an awareness of the amounts and kinds of waste each of us generates, and an awareness of our human and Christian responsibility to steward the use of God’s creation.