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Here is a list of specific and practical things we can do to care for creation. This comes from Mike Koob, a member of Middletown United Methodist Church and Global Ministries Earthkeeper. This is intended to get us thinking about how we can respond to the growing climate crisis. It Is not necessary to do everything on the list. Instead, the list is intended to get us to take real action.

 

Creation Care Action & Advocacy Pledge

 

RECOGNIZE the interconnected relationships with God, each other, and God’s

Good Creation. Work for Climate & Environmental Justice. Protect Creation.

 

REDUCE/ELIMINATE FOSSIL FUEL USE: Turn away from burning.

  • In Transportation: Rideshare. Bike. Public transport. Walk. Reduce air travel. Make a plan to use an EV if you drive.
  • In Buildings: Switch to renewables like wind & solar. Induction cooking. Heat pumps.
  • In Electrical Generation. Support Solar and offshore Wind.

 

EAT A PLANT RICH DIET, REDUCE Food waste. Compost.

 

JOIN WITH OTHERS:

  • United Methodist Creation Justice Movement: Tips, News, Resources, Actions, Stories, and more.
  • Start a Green Team or Creation Justice Team at your Church.
  • Interfaith Power & Light (DC.MD.NoVA) – https://interfaithpowerandlight.org/

 

Take Advance Lay Servant Class: Loving People, Loving Planet

MANAGE your land: Plant native. Limit the size of your lawn. Avoid harmful chemicals.

ELECTRIFY Everything: Make a plan to electrify. RewiringAmerica.org

 

REDUCE, reuse, repurpose, recycle, buy less.

 

Put your money where your heart is. Divest from Fossil Fuels. Go Fossil Free. Bank with institutions that are not financing fossil fuel projects. End The Money Pipeline.

 

TALK ABOUT IT. SPEAK UP. VOTE. PRAY. ADVOCATE.

 

This Sunday and the rest of September, we will continue prayerfully considering how to be good stewards of the natural world.

 

Grace and peace,

 

Pastor Steve