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Eco-Journey is the blog of the Environmental Ministries Office of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). It includes a wide array of environmental topics: upcoming environmental events, links to interesting articles and studies, information on environmental advocacy, eco-theology topics, and success stories from churches that are going “green.”

Author Rebecca Barnes is the Associate for Environmental Ministries at the PC(USA). She is a graduate of Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary with an MDiv and Master of Arts in Religion (MAR) dual degree.

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September 3, 2014

Food Week of Action and World Food Day!

The Food Week of Action – Sunday Oct. 12 through Sunday Oct. 19 – includes World Food Day (October 16) as well as the International Day for Rural Women (October 15) and the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty (October 17).

Daily actions are provided below, and see the Food Week of Action page for priority action, worship materials and more: http://pcusa.org/foodweek

Oct 12 World Communion Sunday ~ Register for the Monday, Oct. 13 webinar on the Future of Food: http://bit.ly/wfd-food

Oct 13 Support Fair Trade and defeat the undemocratic Fast Track ~ http://bit.ly/wfd-trade

Oct 14 CIW Action Day ~ Encourage the fast-food holdout to do the right think! http://ciw-online.org/wendys

Oct 15 International Day for Rural Women ~ Learn how the United Nations is supporting economic empowerment of rural women http://bit.ly/wfd-women

Oct 16 World Food Day ~ Push for strong EPA Farmworker Protection Standards http://bit.ly/wfd-epa

Oct 17 International Day for the Eradication of Poverty ~ Help end land grabs http://bit.ly/wfd-landgrabs

Oct 18 Minimum Wage Act ~ Livable wages for restaurant and fast food workers http://bit.ly/wfd-wages

Oct 19 Climate Justice - Educate yourself and others http://pcusa.org/foodweek and join the Climate Justice movement http://ourpowercampaign.org/

 

For more information, to RSVP on facebook, see:

https://www.facebook.com/events/1473113552958477/

 

Categories: Communion, Food, Food and Hunger

Tags: ciw action, climate justice, food week of action, land grabs, minimum wage, october, world food day


August 27, 2014

Spotlight on Bardstown Road Presbyterian Church

 

Bardstown Road Presbyterian Church in Louisville, KY is one of the PCUSA certified Earth Care Congregations which is now pursuing the dual certification with GreenFaith. Their enrollment into the GreenFaith sustainable congregation program both recertifies the congregation with PCUSA Earth Care Congregations and gives them room to grow through this interfaith program with new emphases.

 

 

 

Earth Care team leader Bill Bowman, who has been involved in Presbyterian environmental circles for over a decade, says that GreenFaith gives the church new areas to try. Bowman explains that GreenFaith “will help us push our limits a bit. If we are going to ...

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August 26, 2014

Shepherdstown Presbyterian Church dedicates community-support solar system!

Shepherdstown Presbyterian Church dedicates largest community-supported solar system in West Virginia; Launches new model making solar possible for any community group in West Virginia

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

For Immediate Release

Contact:          Dan Conant, Solar Holler                                          (802) 595-0338
                        Than Hitt, Shepherdstown Presbyterian Church  (304) 268-4886

Shepherdstown, WV—In a first of its kind project, residents and businesses in this West Virginia small town have come together to do what was once out of reach—making solar power accessible for any church or non-profit in one of the most coal-dependent states in America.

Tuesday morning, Shepherdstown Presbyterian Church members, project organizers ...

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August 26, 2014

Spotlight on Second Presbyterian Church (Little Rock, AR)

Second Presbyterian Church receives Faithful Green Friend award

 

Second Presbyterian Church in Little Rock, AR has been ministering with special attention to God’s creation since the 80s. The first incarnation of their efforts was a group called SPEC (Second Presbyterian Environmental Council) and this group introduced recycling, stopped Styrofoam products at church coffee and meal times, and adopted two miles of highway to keep free from litter.

 

After a period of rest and then feeling called to start up efforts again, the Environmental Stewardship Team at Second Presbyterian was born and expanded recycling to include paper, cardboard, plastics and ...

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August 25, 2014

Spotlight on Swarthmore Presbyterian Church (Swarthmore, PA)

Earth care activities at Swarthmore Presbyterian Church (SPC) took root in the passion and commitment of its members.  One of the founding members of the Earth Care team works for the EPA and used her knowledge to help frame a recommendation to Session that established environmental stewardship as a priority observed by all SPC groups.  Like other Earth Care Congregations, this church’s certification 5 years ago reflected strides made in worship, education, facilities, and outreach that reflect their care and respect for God’s creation, and they continue each year to find new ways to be more efficient and ...

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