CREATION CARE

The earth belongs to God! Everything in all the world is his!
Psalm 24:1 Living Bible (TLB)

Read a WTXL article about our creation care program: January’s Difference Maker: Making our community more green

Join us for Crafty Creation Care Tuesdays

Most Tuesdays, our Creation Care team meets at 10:30 am in room 302 to make reusable bags out of tshirts that we donate to Manna on Meridian for produce bags. We are an intergenerational group who has a lot of fun cutting, sewing, and laughing our way through 200 bags a month! All are welcome, and no experience is required. Email Cara at [email protected] to be added to the list.

We Need Your Old T-Shirts!

Our Green Team meets most Tuesdays to make reusable bags out of old t-shirts for  Manna on Meridian food bank, and we need all the shirts we can get. We make around 200 bags a month, so are always looking for donations of clean, used size S-XL t-shirts. Left over corporate shirts from events are great too. Please drop them off in the cabinet located under the Creation Care billboard near Sanders Hall. Thank you!

March Eco-Tip:

Observe an Eco-Sabbath

Just like many Christians practice Sabbath by resting from work on Sundays, an Eco-Sabbath is taking a rest from consuming energy and resources. To try it for yourself, for one day or afternoon or even one hour a week, don’t drive, don’t buy anything, don’t use any machines, don’t switch on any lights, don’t cook, don’t use your phone or computer, and, in general, don’t use any resources. In other words, for this block of time, give yourself and the planet a break. Every hour per week that you live no impact cuts your carbon emissions by 0.6 percent annually. Commit to four hours per week, that’s 2.4 percent; do it for a whole day each week and you cut your impact by 14.4 percent a year. Use Eco-Sabbath time to take a nature walk, read a book on the porch, work in the garden, play a board game with your family, take a nap, or visit a neighbor, and see how this unplugged time can positively impact your life as well as the planet. (Adapted from www.yesmagazine.org.)

Please join our Facebook Group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/spumccreation­care/ or email list by contacting [email protected]