Posts Categorized: Biodiversity

Statement on Biodiversity COP16 and Climate COP29

Ahead of two major UN environmental conferences and responding to the intertwined biodiversity and climate crises, the World Council of churches has released a statement that calls upon churches, among others, to learn from Indigenous spiritualities and practices that safeguard biodiversity as well as to mobilise communities of faith to exert pressure and build political… Read more »

On the Brink of Extinction: The Vaquita’s Lament

Poem written by Beverly R Hampton Harvey Browne Presbyterian Church Louisville, KY March 7, 2021 Background: A small porpoise named the vaquita was declared the most endangered marine mammal in the world in 2006. Vaquitas have long been in decline as they have been caught in nets intended for another fish called the Totaba whose… Read more »

Celebrate World Environment Day on June 5

World Environment Day (WED) is celebrated on June 5. If your church didn’t have the chance to celebrate Earth Day Sunday this year, or if you’d like to take another Sunday to focus on God’s creation, this is another natural…

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Tagging Turtles and Eco-Justice

Brad McFall, the Stewardship of Creation Enabler in the Presbytery of Susquehanna Valley submitted the following article and picture about a recent eco-justice oriented youth trip. You can find out more at the Tagging Turtles website. Presbyterian youth in New…

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Celebrate World Fair Trade Day in May

World Fair Trade Day is celebrated the first two weeks in May in many places throughout the world. In the United States, World Fair Trade Day is coordinated by Fair Trade Resource Network. The theme for 2011 Fair Trade Day…

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Tread Lightly for Lent April 9

Tread Lightly for Lent action for April 9: If you have a lawn, learn about low-impact landscaping and using native plants. Stop using pesticides and herbicides, which damage water quality. Take part in “Tread Lightly for Lent” this Lenten season….

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Tread Lightly for Lent April 8

Tread Lightly for Lent action for April 8: Buy coffee from the Presbyterian Coffee Project, through Equal Exchange. This coffee is raised in a sustainable manner and farmers are paid a fair price. Take part in “Tread Lightly for Lent”…

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Tread Lightly for Lent March 28

Action for March 28: Plant a tree in 2011, which is the International Year of Forests. Learn more at from the United Nations website and about the Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations. Take part in “Tread Lightly for Lent”…

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Tread Lightly for Lent March 13

Action for March 13: Ask your church to order Eco-Palms for Palm Sunday. Eco-Palms are harvested in a sustainable way, and workers are paid a fair wage. Learn more and order on the Enough for Everyone website. Take part in…

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Protecting God’s Creation: Two Joys

There are two recent victories for protection of God’s Creation that I’d like to share with you. On January 13, 2011, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announcedthat it has vetoed West Virginia’s largest single mountaintop removal mining permit. The…

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