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.
PCUSA Environmental Ministries and ENERGY STAR Webinar for Congregations
Tues, Dec 17, 2pm (Eastern)
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:
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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.
From hosting a potluck of foods made with local ingredients to inviting a nationally-recognized climate change speaker to their community, this ...
One of many initiatives begun by the Environmental Stewardship Task Force of the church began on a small scale last spring by designating a “Bike to Church Sunday.” In addition to the environmental benefits, we felt that this might help relieve what is routinely a very congested parking situation on Sunday mornings. The Borough of Swarthmore promotes biking and there are clearly identified street markings as well as good bike parking areas in the community.
In addition to announcements in the monthly newsletter and weekly emails, we tagged two of our most active, committed cycling advocates to staff a table ...
Saint James Presbyterian Church (Bellingham, WA) voted to protect the environment, curb climate change, and stand in solidarity with the Lummi Nation whose lands are at risk of being developed for a new coal terminal.The Mission and Social Action Committee felt called to take a position and the church signed the solidatrity statement (below). All of these efforts hope to protect sacred lands and treaty rights, to reduce coal exports to China, and to decrease the shipping of coal across the continent as well.
Inter-faith statement of solidarity with Lummi Nation
Respect for sacred places is intrinsic in most ...
What does God’s earth look like? Who are we called to be?
The United Church of Christ gathered at it’s national gather in Long Beach, California to come up with strategies on how to deal with climate change. The UCC came up with the strategy to divest from fossil fuel companies. This resolution has made the United Church of Christ (UCC) the first major religious denomination to divest!
The resolution states: “The realities of climate change require prophetic and strategic action by people of faith seeking to be faithful to the everlasting covenant God has made with us ...