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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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August 7, 2014

Spotlight on First Presbyterian Church of Cottage Grove


FPC Cottage Grove bike to church Sunday

FPC Cottage Grove encourages getting to church in many different ways!


Before connecting with the Presbyterian Earth Care Congregations Certification Program, the Earth and Social Justice Commission at First Presbyterian Church of Cottage Grove was already involved in conservation projects.


Alison Center, a member and administrative secretary for the church, explains: “We were doing fair trade coffee, limiting our use of disposable dishes and using recyclable paper supplies. We also held a worship service outdoors each summer at the foot of Mount Pisgah.” Having enough points for certification, Tracy Durfee, chairperson of the Earth and Social Justice Commission, sent in ...

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June 20, 2013

Earth Care Congregation Spotlight: Westminster Presbyterian Church Eugene, OR

Westminster Presbyterian Church gets active!

Westminster Presbyterian Church in Eugene, Oregon has taken significant strides to educate one another about the world around us. They are having a summer promotion of walking to church (instead of driving automobiles), and they have also started a nine-week program on Sundays called, “Walk to Bethlehem” with environmental education about each stop along the way.


They have also collected over forty books in their Creation Care Library, available for anyone to check out. A local author gave a program on environmental protection, based off his hike in Oregon. The program included an evening devotion ...

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