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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 28, 2014

New Curriculum from Northwest Earth Institute

The Northwest Earth Institute (NWEI) has announced its new discussion course book, Seeing Systems: Peace, Justice and Sustainability, available for pre-order now.

 

Seeing Systems empowers participants to recognize and respond to the interconnected systems of the world, making effective community action both real and achievable. Designed for use in the classroom and with community groups and faith communities, Seeing Systems offers people a unique opportunity to gather with others to reflect on the state of local and global affairs; discuss how we as individuals can contribute to a more peaceful, just and sustainable world; and then advocate on the issues ...

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March 26, 2014

Environmental Justice Atlas resource online

A great resource for finding out what environmental conflicts and environmental justice movements are happening around the world is the Environmental Justice Atlas.

 

You can go to this resource to see a world map and to sort by company, country, or issue. The site also includes reports and links to other world-wide Environmental Justice groups.

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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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March 13, 2014

Curriculum for Adults and for Youth

On May 12, Environmental Ministries will have a webinar about "Earth Care in Christian Education." Many Presbyterian congregations are doing wonderful programs, classes, and activities that address our role in God's creation. Mark your calendar for this Monday May 12th noon webinar with the Presbyterian Hunger Program/Environmental Ministries and stay tuned for more information!

 

Meanwhile, consider these two resources from PCUSA's Congregational Ministries Publishing:

 

cover of Being Reformed study on Stewardship of CreationBeing Reformed: Stewardship of Creation, by Henry G. Brinton, is a six-session study for adults that explores the biblical bases for our care of creation along with sessions on being environmentally friendly at ...

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March 10, 2014

How to Hold a Green Meeting

Shared for the good of all, by the Earth Care Network of the National Capital Presbytery:

 

How To Hold A Green Meeting

 

“…God's work in creation is too wonderful, too ancient, too beautiful, too good to be desecrated...Restoring creation is God's own work in our time, in which God comes both to judge and to restore...” —PC(USA) Environmental Policy

 

Purpose:  When the National Capital Presbytery holds it meetings, it should model good earth care practices.  The following activities will help the National Capital Presbytery become a better earth care steward. 

 

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