Posts Categorized: Climate Change

Tread Lightly for Lent Day 28

Day 28 action: Check your doors and windows for leaks with a ribbon or feather & add weather stripping if necessary. Learn more about home sealing through Energy Star. Throughout the Lenten Season, daily ideas for learning or action on…

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Tread Lightly for Lent Days 25 and 26

Day 25 (March 13) action: Try to eat food that is in season. Food that is out of season often travels hundreds or thousands of miles to get to you, using large amounts of fossil fuels for transportation. Day 26…

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Tread Lightly for Lent Day 22

Day 22 action: Turn down your thermostat 2 degrees. For each degree you lower the thermostat, you can save 5% on your home heating costs. Source: http://www.tvakids.com/electricity/conservation.htm Throughout the Lenten Season, daily ideas for learning or action on environmental issues…

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Plan to Celebrate Earth Day Sunday

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…

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Tread Lightly for Lent Days 17-20

I was away from computers for a few days, and am just now catching up by posting days 17-20 of Tread Lightly for Lent: Today, March 8, Day 20 Action: Learn about mountaintop removal & see if your coal comes…

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Action Alert: Protect the Clean Air Act

An Action Alert from the Presbyterian Washington Office: In 2008, the 218th General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) adopted “The Power to Change: U.S. Energy Policy and Global Warming,” in which the church not only re-affirmed its belief that…

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Tread Lightly for Lent Day 15

Day 15 action: Replace one incandescent light bulb with a CFL (Compact Fluorescent Light bulb). CFLs use 75% less energy than incandescent light bulbs. If you already have replaced all of your bulbs, offer one to a family member or…

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Tread Lightly for Lent Day 8

Day 8 action: End “phantom” loads: use a power strip to turn off electronics that use energy even when they are off, like TVs, DVD players, and computers. Throughout the Lenten Season, daily ideas for learning or action on environmental…

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Energy Star for Congregations Awards

The Environmental Protection Agency’s Energy Star for Congregations Program offers awards for congregations that have reduced their energy usage. If your church has increased energy efficiency over the past two years, you can apply to receive an Energy Star Congregations…

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Tread Lightly for Lent Day 4

Day 4 action: Ask your grocery store to supply more locally grown food. This will support the local economy & cut down on carbon emitted to transport the food. Throughout the Lenten Season, daily ideas for learning or action on…

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