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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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February 29, 2012

Another Earth Care Congregation Story: solar power

Limestone Presbyterian Church in Wilmington, DE has a great solar project going as part of their earth care commitment. Drawing new people to the church, their solar project also demonstrates how church revitalization can be connected to earth's revitalization. What is good for God's creation is good for the Church!

Click here to read more about this wonderful project at Limestone Presbyterian Church.


February 28, 2012

Presbyterian Hunger Program calling for Food Justice Fellows

The Presbyterian Hunger Program is hosting a program for Food Justice Fellows. Consider becoming a Food Justice Fellow or passing along this invitation to someone else.


February 24, 2012

Hope and Community

I really enjoy and appreciate these thoughtful weekly reflections from Rev. Peter Sawtell of Eco-Justice Ministries out of Colorado. Today he writes of "Hope and Community" and I want to share this reflection with you, as well as recommend his good work if you haven't come across it before. A blessed weekend to you all!


February 24, 2012

Feb 25th Regional Event on Reducing Church Energy Costs (DE)

This Saturday, Presbyterian pastor Bruce Gillette and ecumenical allies are hosting an event for congregations in/around Deleware to survey energy costs and make changes. Sponsored by Delaware Interfaith Power and Light, this regional gathering will hear from guest speak Andrew Rudin (of Interfaith Coalition on Energy) and will focus on practical, cost-effective responses to energy concerns. For more information, go to: http://www.deipl.org/energyworkshop121.


February 23, 2012

Congregation Receives FAITH award for wildlife-friendly habitat

 Trinity Presbyterian Church of Charlotte Receives F.A.I.T.H. Certification

North Carolina Wildlife Federation Bestows Habitat Honor 

 

Trinity Presbyterian Church of Charlotte has received the "Fellowship Actions Impacting the Habitat," or FAITH, certification from the North Carolina Wildlife Federation. The FAITH program is a non-denominational initiative designed to recognize and certify places of worship that meet certain requirements for a wildlife-friendly habitat.

 

Trinity Presbyterian Church provides four components necessary for wildlife survival – food, water, shelter and places for wildlife to raise young. "This program is designed to encourage ongoing stewardship of our wildlife and wild places in urban ...

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