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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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July 8, 2013

Earth Care Congregation Spotlight: Jacksonville Presbyterian Church

Jacksonville Presbyterian Church is gleaning! 

 

David and Lisa Specca are members of the Earth Care Ministry Group at Jacksonville Presbyterian Church. They own a vegetable farm, and along with providing great vegetables to the community, they practice gleaning! The gleaned vegetables go to support New Jersey hunger ministries. 

If you would like to read more about Specca Farms and their initiatives to end hunger, here is the link to the Presbytery story, which also contains a link to the newspaper story: http://monmouthpresbytery.com/2013/5537

 

Thanks for the amazing work you do, Jacksonville Presbyterian Church, and a special thank ...

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April 29, 2013

St. Andrews Presbyterian Church wins GIPL award

Congratulations to PCUSA Earth Care Congregation St. Andrews Presbyterian Church in Tucker, GA! They just received a grant from Georgia Interfaith Power & Light to install more energy efficient lighting in their education building. They are also the fourth church in Georgia to earn GIPL’s Creation Wise certification in recognition of their work on energy conservation, sustainable gardening, water conversation, sustainable purchasing, and waste reduction.


Learn more about this wonderful congregation and their exciting ministries here.

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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.

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July 26, 2011

Woodside Presbyterian Church Focuses Life on Environment

Read about the green projects that Woodside Presbyterian Church has put on in the past year. This church, located in Yardley, Pennsylvania, has been working tirelessly since March 2010 to become a greener congregation. This Church Earth Care Story was submitted by Susan Sciarratta, a member of Woodland.

In March 2010, Woodside Presbyterian Church conducted an in-house baseline energy audit throughout the building and has implemented nearly all of the recommendations contained therein. Some highlights included staff education, extra recycling bins, programming the thermostats, putting a plastic strip curtain at the kitchen door, installing LED bulbs in the exit signs ...

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