Creation Care Resources
Season of Creation
Friday, September 1 through Wednesday, October 4, 2023
The season starts 1 September, the Day of Prayer for Creation, and ends 4 October, the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of ecology beloved by many Christian denominations.
More information here.
ECCT Enters the Communion Forest: Tree Planting for Three Bishops at Camp Washington
Tuesday, July 11, time TBD
The ECCT Creation Care Ministry Network is hosting a Communion Forest event to honor three Bishops: Ian, Laura, and Jeff. Bishops Laura and Jeff will be there as we honor them with the planting of three trees at Camp Washington. This is a family friendly free event. Refreshments will be served after the service.
The Communion Forest is a global initiative conceived in the 2019 Lambeth Conference intended to significantly increase Anglican tree growing and landscape protection around the world and deepen care for creation within the life of the Church. Learn more about The Communion Forest here.
2022 National Environmental Scorecard
2022 was the best year ever for climate action in Congress with the passage of the landmark Inflation Reduction Act that invests roughly $369 billion in advancing clean energy, creating good jobs, and fighting climate change and environmental injustice. This clean energy plan was finalized against a backdrop of devastating and costly climate-fueled extreme weather and oil and gas companies’ exploitation of Putin’s unlawful war on Ukraine.
An issue that Dave and Christine Carter find is such a challenge at their old house is what to do about mice!
HERE is an article about mice/rat poisons going up the food chain to kill raptors! Or you can do something like THIS as listed on Amazon or any number of web sales sites. They work very well as we've tried them.
Going a Little Greener
If you're looking for an alternative to standard mouthwashes these products might fit the bill for a healthier, less chemically oriented, item.
from Liz Jacobowitz
Going a Little Greener
The new year is a great time to assess your "carbon footprint". There are several online tools you can use. Here is one available at the Nature Conservancy website: https://www.nature.org/en-us/get-involved/how-to-help/carbon-footprint-calculator/
Note that changing your eating habits (eating less meat) and your travel (avoiding airplanes) have more impact on easing your footprint than many other things, including recycling, which our committee feels is a moral obligation!