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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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March 19, 2013

PCUSA Environmental Ministries and GreenFaith collaboration: webinar now available online!

Have you been hearing about the new collaboration between PCUSA Environmental Ministries and GreenFaith but not yet learned as much as you would like?

 

The informative, inspiring, and encouraging webinar about the GreenFaith certification program-- which gives PCUSA congregations the opportunity to become PCUSA Earth Care certified as well as receiving this interfaith certification-- is now available. It is an important first step to learn more about GreenFaith.

 

If you are in or connected to a PCUSA congregation and want to learn more, please begin by watching this hour long webinar. You may watch with your earth care team if ...

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February 8, 2013

Environmental Ministries and GreenFaith announce partnership

Today (Feb. 8), GreenFaith and the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)’s Environmental Ministries announce a collaboration to invite Presbyterian churches into the GreenFaith Certification Program.

 

The program offers an opportunity to enhance and expand the earth care ministries of Presbyterian congregations and to build on the PC(USA)’s Earth Care Congregations program.

 

The GreenFaith Certification Program will help Presbyterian congregations meet the requirements of PC(USA) Earth Care Congregations certification while also introducing them to interfaith approaches to caring for the earth and connecting them to other houses of worship.

 

Churches in this program will receive numerous resources ...

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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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