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.
Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church, Overland Park KS, has just been informed they have won first place in the "Energy Savings Category" in the Interfaith Power and Light Cool Congregations 2013 Challenge. Their submission was an "Adopt-A-Light" campaign where they designed and installed a lighting retrofit project saving utility costs AND reducing our CO2 contribution to global warming. Check out the story here and meet the winners (and runners-up and honorable mention).
Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church will be entered into the US Green Building Council GBIG Database of exemplary projects and receive a $1,000 reward.
Great thanks to all the Presbyterian congregations who participated in this competition, and to all those making ongoing changes to care for God's creation through their church building, ministries, and witness.