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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, 2014

Montreat Presbyterian Church Goes to National Climatic Data Center

Montreat Presbyterian Church

Tour and Brown-bag Seminar at National Climatic Data Center

Asheville, North Carolina
March 21, 2014


“NOAA's National Climatic Data Center is responsible for preserving, monitoring, assessing, and providing public access to the Nation's treasure of climate and historical weather data and information.” This one sentence does not begin to describe the wealth of programs and the global scope of the Center’s work, nor explain their relevance to contemporary issues concerning atmosphere, weather and climate. See website http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/.

 

This trip to the National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) is organized by the ...

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February 5, 2014

News Spotlight on Youth introducing Overture on Fossil Fuels to Twin Cities presbytery

Reposting the below article from Presbyterian News Services, by Karen Larson: (For the original source, click here.)

 

Youth inspire overture calling for fossil fuel divestment

Their ‘own futures are at stake,’ high schoolers convince Twin Cities Area

Karen Larson, Special to Presbyterian News Service

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January 27, 2014

Preach-In resources available for Feb 14

Valentine’s Day Preach-In on Climate Change

 

Over one thousand congregations and 350,000 people of faith are expected to participate in Interfaith Power & Light’s National Preach-In on Climate Change this Valentine’s Day weekend. The theme of the 2014 Preach-In is "Doing our Part", and congregations all over the country will be doing their part by using energy more efficiently and greening their facilities to help curb climate change and protect our children's future. The Preach-In comes just as the EPA prepares to implement first-ever limits on carbon pollution from power plants. Clergy and lay people will ...

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November 25, 2013

Save the Date: Dec 17 at 2pm Eastern, an ENERGY STAR webinar for PCUSA congregations

PCUSA Environmental Ministries and ENERGY STAR Webinar for Congregations

 

Tues, Dec 17, 2pm (Eastern)

 Summary:

EPA's ENERGY STAR has tools, tech support and national recognition for energy efficient worship facilities, freely available to Presbyterians. Join PC(USA)  Environmental Ministries and ENERGY STAR in taking our "good intentions" all the way to significant energy cost savings and verified greenhouse gas emissions reductions. This webinar primarily will be demonstrating the Portfolio Manager tool for congregations. We will also have brief sharing from two PCUSA congregations who have had good success with this tool. 

 

How to join:

Copy/paste https://epa.connectsolutions ...

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October 22, 2013

First Presbyterian (Oak Ridge, TN) cares for God's creation

First Presbyterian Church (Oak Ridge, TN) cares about God's creation and acts to show it in a variety of ways. In their worship life, educational offerings, outreach activities, and in their buildings and grounds, this congregation operates with an earth care ethic as part of their Christian discipleship.

 

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Photo from: floursackmama.org. Young family of active environmentalists are excited to see their church caring for God's creation, especially as they think about the future for their infant.

 

From hosting a potluck of foods made with local ingredients to inviting a nationally-recognized climate change speaker to their community, this ...

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