The United Church of Christ is launching Mission 4/1 Earth: 50 Great Days. This links together Easter (March 31), Earth Day (April 22), Arbor Day (April 26), and Pentecost (May 19) in an shared effort to offer more than one million hours of earth care, plant more than 100 000 trees and send more than 100 000 advocacy letters.
Over the 50 Great Days there will be links and posts on facebook, on our blog and in the announcements with suggestions, ideas and information about living a more environmentally friendly life. Sustaining our Earth for future generations shouldn't be painful or difficult. It isn't about radical change, it is about small shifts that make big differences. It is about developing awareness around your everyday choices. We are a small church but every little bit helps.
For more information check out the website at http://www.ucc.org/earth/
As a church we already do some things to reduce our impact on the environment. We recycle our paper, after using both sides as much as possible. We turn the heat down and the lights off when we're not here. The lights in the bathroom are on automatic switches. We recycle our ink and toner cartridges from the copier. We use mugs for coffee hour instead of styrofoam or paper. We worship in Fellowship Hall during the colder months, yes it saves us money but it also means less fuel used.
Send us an email, leave us a comment or post on facebook to tell us what you're already doing to conserve the Earth's resources and to limit your impact on the environment.