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)
Because of the coronavirus, pollution levels have been dropping worldwide. This might be the first time since the beginning of the Industrial Age that Earth is finally getting a break from the relentless activity and growth of human industrial production, writes environmental theologian Leah D. Schade. (Photo: NASA, public domain)
Some Christians may adopt a vegan diet during Lent as a spiritual discipline, but given the environmental harm posed by a meat-based diet, permanently fasting from food made from animals could be a way to care for God’s creation. Healthy for the body AND healthy for the planet! Excellent analysis and links from Christianity Today.
Climate change is often called the greatest moral imperative of our time, as the next few decades will disrupt patterns of life and civilization that have developed over centuries. But what can your church do? Plenty! This “Moving Forward Guide” created by Blessed Tomorrow tells you how. ((Photo: garryknight, Creative Commons))
Civilization is waking up to the reality that the environment is the Number One issue facing us today. Bring some ecological consciousness into your congregation this Lent. Lutherans Restoring Creation has gathered together a number of great resources for study and exploration. (Photo: NASA, public domain)
The Environmental Protection Agency has updated its free 78-page “Energy Star Action Workbook for Congregations” that is chock full of ideas for environmental stewardship. You can save energy and money, and in the process provide valuable learning experiences for your congregants. (Photo: Sun Dazed, Creative Commons)
Every hour, 1600 acres of dry land becomes a desert. We need to remember that environmental stewardship is an urgent calling, not just embracing and/or teaching sustainable practices. If the Church were to fully recognize environmental stewardship as co-participation in God’s love for the world, imagine the impact that would have on the planet! (Photo: […]
Wildfires incinerating Australia are part of a worsening cycle of weather gone haywire due to climate change, and scientists say the pattern is likely only to increase across the world. Time magazine reports on how the devastation “down under” is part of a wider trend. (Photo: US Forest Service, Creative Commons)