From West Coast to East Coast, ELCA congregations are establishing green ministries and making changes to reduce their carbon footprints and become better stewards of God’s creation. This article in Living Lutheran shares their stories. What approaches might work for your congregation?(Photo: Michael Coghlan, Creative Commons)
Plastic is already a big problem in the world’s oceans, but it will triple in 20 years unless we take drastic action. That’s the conclusion of a study by the Pew Charitable Trust, which estimates 11 million metric tons of plastic is dumped into the oceans yearly. They spell out what we need to do. […]
Pope Francis has followed up “Laudato Si,” his landmark 2015 encyclical on the environment, with practical steps for achieving sustainability. Called “Journey for the Care of the Common Home,” the document provides guidance God’s people concerned about creation, Religion News Service reports. (Photo: Aleteia Image Department, Creative Commons)
Today’s youth will inherit the climate mess created by their elders, but they need to be equipped to do so. In this essay, Rachel Schade, 16-year-old daughter of pastor and environmental activist Leah Schade, calls for schools to teach about the crisis. (Photo: garryknight, Creative Commons)
Environmental advocates say Michael Moore’s film Planet of the Humans misleads people into doubting the integrity and effectiveness of renewable energy sources. What’s the real story? Lutherans Restoring Creation put together a nice package of responses and resources. (Photo: Reza Vaziri, Creative Commons)
Katharine Hayhoe is one of the most respected experts on global warming in the country. She’s also an evangelical Christian who is trying to connect with the very people who most doubt her research. Texas Monthly profiles this gutsy scientist who speaks truth in a culture that often doesn’t want to hear it.
Late spring is the perfect time to start composting. This guide from the New York State Department of Conservation tells you how. (Photo: Oregon State University, Creative Commons)
Decreased human activity from sheltering in place is clearing skies and waterways of pollution and leading to a resurgence of wildlife. But it also shows how hard it will be to make needed changes. From The Guardian.
Climate change may be the biggest threat humanity has ever faced. What can a congregation do? Blessed Tomorrow’s “Moving Forward” guide provides lots of practical ideas on energy use, congregational life, advocacy, worship, education and more! (Photo: garryknight, Creative Commons)
Earth Day 1970 was part of a movement that galvanized public opinion to demand action to clean up pollution. As God’s people celebrate 50 years of Earth Day, we need to harness that kind of energy to fight today’s climate crisis. From SOLI editor Rob Blezard. (Photo: Weaverbl, Creative Commons)