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.
We celebrate with First Presbyterian Church of Henderson, TX their “Go Green Award” from the Keep Henderson Beautiful committee and Henderson's Chamber of Commerce! This congregation was lifted up in the Daily News and commended for their energy savings and eco-friendly changes at their congregation.
One of their great projects was a humorous video clip about “Stewardship of Creation.” (See this great video here).
Their environmental efforts at the church started with smaller projects such as collecting bulletins for recycling, replacing incandescent light bulbs, and purchasing recycled products. From there, their earth care ministry increased and continued with raising thermostats, making sure that all lights are off when not in active use, and adding insulation, among many other things.
For more about their efforts, click here.
Thank you, FPC Henderson. Congratulations for being recognized as a leader in your city!