Join the EPF Care for Creation Action Group
Group Convener: Francesca Wigle, TSSF (email@example.com)
As Christians we are called to protect our precious earth, its plants and creatures, and all God’s children around the world. How can we, as individuals and as church communities, work together to preserve this precious gift from God?
Please email me if you have new resources or stories of actions that you, your EPF Fellowship, or your church community has taken to reduce your carbon footprint and care for the earth. I will post them to our site. In sharing, we open doors for one another!!
Interfaith Power and Light (http://interfaithpowerandlight.org/)
This website offers excellent resources to help congregations begin to take steps to lower their carbon footprints and to work towards care for creation. I just became a member and also found out that there is an office here in Austin, TX! They have offices in many states. This would be an excellent way for those of us in EPF to work together and with other congregations to care for our Mother Earth! Please contact me if you get involved.(firstname.lastname@example.org)
Low Carbon Diet, A 30 Day Program to lose 5000 Pounds by David Gershon
I just bought this book and am eager to begin using it. It is part of the Eco Team Program. Michele Perrault, Past President of The Sierra Club, wrote this message about the book: “One of the most enlightening and useful programs that I have had the privilege to encounter…It provides a starting point for America’s citizens and communities to begin the journey of becoming more sustainable.” The Chicago Tribune wrote: “This program is the first step-by-step plan for turning environmental concern into action.”
Care for Creation (a franciscan spirituality of the earth) by Ilia Delio, Keith Douglass Warner, and Pamela Wood.
I have been facilitating an online course using Care for Creation on the Canticle Campus website (www.canticlecampus.org). I have lesson plans that I will happily make available to you if you email me. It is a wonderful resource!
Environmental Defense Fund – What You Can Do. (www.edf.org/pagecfm?tagID=820)
It has specific suggestions for how to lower your carbon footprint.
The Forum on Religion and Ecology at Yale
The objectives of the Forum on Religion and Ecology are to create a new academic field of study that has implications for environmental policy. To this end, the Forum has organized conferences, published books and articles, and developed a world class international web site on religion and ecology. In collaboration with the ecological sciences, the Forum is helping to identify the ethical dimensions by which the religions of the world can respond to the growing environmental crisis. Read their December 2011 newsletter , check out their website, and sign up for their newsletter at: (http://fore.research.yale.edu/publications/brochures/)
Friends of the Earth International
They are the world’s largest grassroots environmental network, uniting 76 national member groups and some 5,000 local activist groups on every continent. With over 2 million members and supporters around the world, they campaign on today’s most urgent environmental and social issues. They challenge the current model of economic and corporate globalization, and promote solutions that will help to create environmentally sustainable and socially just societies. Check out their website at http://www.foei.org/ to learn about the results of the latest UN climate talks in Cancun.