Earth Matters is St. John’s initiative to work against the harmful effects of climate change. It is dedicated to encouraging people to mindfully change how they live, how they pray and how they work for systemic change. It consists of three sub-groups working in distinct yet overlapping areas:
The Spiritual Practice group seeks to bring consciousness of the Earth and its health to your daily spiritual practice.
The Practical Action group encourages people to gradually reduce their carbon footprint and begin to live a life of health and sustainability.
The Systemic Change group provides opportunities for people to engage in changing the systems that contribute to climate change.
Resources for Environmentally-Sustainable Living
Many of us at St. John’s are trying to be more environmentally aware and live more sustainably each day. Finding reliable information can be a challenge; fortunately, we have within our church several members who are knowledgeable about solar energy, electric cars, rain gardens, composting, and other earth-friendly practices. Members have information and personal experiences, which they will gladly share as a first step to learning about sustainable living, click here.
To find out more about particular topics, click the links below:
- Solar Panels on your home (NEW)
- Actions for Individuals and families
- A selective carnivore
- Retrofitting your home
- Practical actions you can take
For more information, contact committee chair Doug Mensing.