Earth Day is coming up soon this month, so now is a perfect time to decide as a congregation what you can do to encourage good stewardship of this earth. Here is a response I sent to Adam Hamilton, United Methodist minister and author, in reply to his 2015 blog about Earth Day at adamhamilton.org:
“Thank you, Adam, for highlighting Earth Day to raise awareness of the importance of being good stewards of our earth. I especially appreciated your emphasis on the daily ways we can care for the earth in the habits and patterns of our lives.
” As a U.M. minister and stewardship writer, I’ve seen what a great impact individuals in a congregation can have on their local community. One local church formed a group called Earthkeepers. They educate their neighbors in community events, and host free toxic clean-up days.
” As we move closer to 2017 Earth Day this month, we can get more ideas from www.earthdayinitiative.org, and decide to do something locally. Sincerely, Betsy Schwarzentraub, generousstewards.wordpress.com.”
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