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Eco-Justice Journey

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

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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Tread Lightly for Lent Day 16

Day 16 action: Take a shorter shower today. Make this a routine & buy a low flow shower head. Older showers use 7 gallons of water a minute, versus 2.5 gallons a minute for low flow models. Source: http://www.fi.edu/guide/schutte/howmuch.html Throughout…

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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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Music about the Environment

The I asked fans of the Environmental Ministries Facebook page (and a few other folks) to share their favorite songs (hymns or otherwise) about the environment or nature. These are the results: Under the heading of hymns or songs for…

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Tread Lightly for Lent Day 14

Day 14 Action: If you pack a lunch, pack in reusable containers. If you buy your lunch, avoid Styrofoam. Throughout the Lenten Season, daily ideas for learning or action on environmental issues from “Tread Lightly for Lent” will be posted…

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Tread Lightly for Lent Day 13

Day 13 action: Learn about environmental racism & research related issues in your community. Start at http://nccecojustice.org/resources/index.php#environmentaljusticeresources Throughout the Lenten Season, daily ideas for learning or action on environmental issues from “Tread Lightly for Lent” will be posted on our…

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Tread Lightly for Lent Day 12

Day 12 action: Organize an Earth Day Celebration for your church on the Sunday before or after Earth Day, April 22. Find resources at www.pcusa.org/environment/earthday.htm Throughout the Lenten Season, daily ideas for learning or action on environmental issues from “Tread…

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Tread Lightly for Lent Day 11

Day 11 action: Skip eating meat once this week. It takes 12,009 gallons of water to produce 1 pound of beef. Learn about food choices in Just Eating: www.pcusa.org/food/justeating.htm Throughout the Lenten Season, daily ideas for learning or action on…

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