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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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September 22, 2014

Presbyterians March for Climate Justice

Christians and other people of faith gathered yesterday on 58th Street and 8th Ave in New York City, to raise a voice of concern for God's creation as the most vulnerable populations suffer daily from the impact of climate change. Just a few days preceding a special Climate Summit called by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon at the United Nations, people of faith and hundreds of thousands of others showed up to demonstrate serious concern about the lack of policy and action that will really make a difference in the face of the climate crisis.

 

Here are some snapshots of Presbyterians ...

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July 29, 2014

White House Report on Cost of Delaying Action on Climate Change

The White House Council of Environmental Quality has just released a report "The Cost of Delaying Action to Stem Climate Change." It reports that delaying policy actions increases mitigation costs and risks economic damage. 

 

 

 

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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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