Celebrate Earth Day the Sunday before or after April 22 with resources from the National Council of Churches Eco-Justice Program: Sacred Spaces and an Abundant Life.
Our worship spaces belong to God, and in them we have the opportunity to honor God by taking seriously our roles as stewards of the earth. There are many ways to be good stewards of the earth through our worship spaces, and Sacred Spaces and an Abundant Life offers many ideas for congregations to improve facilities in the areas of:
- Energy efficiency and conservation
- Reducing toxic materials and products
- Water conservation
- Land and habitat conservation
Download the PC(USA) version of this Earth Day resource on the National Council of Churches Eco-Justice Program Web site. Download this resource and begin implementing ideas for "greening" your facility before April 2010, so your congregation can celebrate your successes on the Sunday before or after Earth Day, which is on April 22, 2010. Or, use this resource to make plans for earth care for the next year, and use Earth Day Sunday to commission an earth care team to work on these plans with your congregation.
If your church plans to celebrate Earth Day Sunday, please let Katie Holmes know. Environmental Ministries would love to hear what earth care issues your congregation is working on!