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Eco-Justice Journey

Opportunities and information for education, advocacy, and action to accompany you on your own justice journey.

Celebrate Arbor Day

“. . . and the leaves of the tree are for the healing of the nations.” Revelations 22:2 National Arbor Day is the last Friday in April (April 30 this year). However, states celebrate Arbor Day on different dates. Find…

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Interfaith Power and Light Inspires

Last night I attended a fundraising dinner for Kentucky Interfaith Power and Light(KIPL). Rev. Sally Bingham, an Episcopal Priest who started Interfaith Power and Light, spoke at the event. She spoke of our responsibility as people of faith to work…

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The Story of Bottled Water

Annie Leonard, who previously brought us the online “The Story of Stuff” has made a new fast-paced online film that tackles bottled water. “The Story of Bottled Water” outlines how consumption of bottled water went from something considered laughable (as…

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Blessed Earth Simulcast

Blessed Earth, an organization dedicated to creation care that was started by Dr. Matthew Sleeth and his family, is sponsoring a simulcast event called “Hope for Creation”on Wednesday April 21 at 6:30pm EDT. This event, which takes place the day…

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Follow Up on Lenten Earth Care

Did you “Tread Lightly for Lent” and enjoy participating in earth care and learning more about eco-justice? Here are some ideas for further action and learning surrounding earth care. Please feel free to contact Environmental Ministries anytime if your congregation…

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Tread Lightly for Holy Week

Tread Lightly for Holy Week. Here are some ideas: See if anyone at your church would like to organize a care for creation group to integrate earth care into all facets of church life. Environmental Ministries can help you get…

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Tread Lightly for Lent March 27

March 27 action: Be mindful of how much food you waste & decrease this. On average, Americans waste 1400 calories of food a day, while 49 million Americans were food insecure in 2008. Sources: http://www.plosone.org/article/info:doi/10.1371/journal.pone.0007940 and http://www.ers.usda.gov/Publications/ERR83/ERR83.pdf Throughout the Lenten…

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Tread Lightly for Lent March 26

March 26 action: Dispose of hazardous materials properly. Improper disposal of items like paint, motor oil, & pesticides can affect water quality. Find a disposal site: http://earth911.com/hazardous/ Source: http://cfpub.epa.gov/safewater/sourcewater/sourcewater.cfm?action=Quick Throughout the Lenten Season, daily ideas for learning or action on…

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Sign up for Eco-Notes from Environmental Ministries

Sign up for Eco-Notes, the e-newsletter for PC(USA) Environmental Ministries. The e-newsletter comes out approximately monthly. Here is March’s e-newsletter, which was sent out today. Stewardship of the Land: A Christian Community Gathering Please join us for a weekend retreat…

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