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Policy and legislation aren’t the only ways to advocate for creation care. It is important to utilize the power you hold in your region. Browse our resources related to regional advocacy below!

Central States Synod Calls for Peace and Justice

Central States Synod Calls for Peace and Justice

The Central States Synod has passed a resolution for Peace and Justice in response to the loss of human life ...
Virginia Synod Votes to become LRC partners!

Virginia Synod Votes to become LRC partners!

The Virginia Synod has voted in favor of becoming a synod partnered with Lutherans Restoring Creation! Their existing team "Tapestry," ...
There are 3 circular graphs. The first one shows that 26% of synods have a resolution to reduce emission. The second shows 43% of synods have a creation care ministry. The last shows 56% have a commitment to creation care.

LRC Seeks Collaboration with ELCA Synods

Lutherans Restoring Creation ("LRC") is working to collaborate with ELCA synods in bringing care for creation into the full life ...
Sunday November 6-12 in Year B (Sassaman18)

Sunday November 6-12 in Year B (Sassaman18)

Diversity and Unity, Uniqueness and Sameness - Jeremiah Sassaman reflects on loving all and being "with" all humanity and creation ...
Eco-Resources for Your Synod Gatherings

Eco-Resources for Your Synod Gatherings

What can YOU do to get congregations in your area thinking about Caring for Creation as part of church? 1 ...
Northeastern Iowa Synod Passes Creation Care Resolution!

Northeastern Iowa Synod Passes Creation Care Resolution!

Congratulations to another synod making the commitment to Care for Creation! In 2023, the Northeastern Iowa synod's assembly voted to ...
Southwest Washington Synod Commits to Creation Care!

Southwest Washington Synod Commits to Creation Care!

Congratulations to the Southwest Washington Synod for passing a resolution to care for creation! In 2023, this synod's assembly voted ...
Energy Stewardship

Energy Stewardship

Lutherans have had a tremendous history with being good energy stewards - but we have a long way to go.  ...
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Connections Call: Responding to Climate Disaster

Rev. Matthew Zemanick, Program Director, Lutheran Disaster Response Initiatives joined us to consider all the ways we can “lend a ...
Just Transitions Conversation (March 2021)

Just Transitions Conversation (March 2021)

Listen in to our discussion with Ruth Ivory-Moore, ELCA’s Program Director, Environment and Corporate Social Responsibility Focus: Just Transitions What ...
Connections Call: What is Our Response?

Connections Call: What is Our Response?

As part of our Connections Calls, we get to hear feedback from representatives who work in various expressions of the ...
An Earth Day Action with Results:

An Earth Day Action with Results:

*On June 28, 2017 there was a follow-up to this meeting with Sen. Elizabeth Warren - read here* Working their ...
Working their Beliefs into the Public Sphere 

Working their Beliefs into the Public Sphere 

On Earth Day 2016, a small group of people of faith visited Massachusetts' Senator Ed Markey's office in Boston to ...
Religious Community Sends Letter to Trump Transition Team

Religious Community Sends Letter to Trump Transition Team

A coalition of 32 faith organizations, including the ELCA, sent a letter on January 11 to President-elect Donald Trump's transition ...
Vegetable Garden at Trinity Lutheran Church (Ft. Collins, CO)

Vegetable Garden at Trinity Lutheran Church (Ft. Collins, CO)

Trinity Lutheran Church volunteers have maintained a vegetable garden at its location for 8 years. More recently, volunteers from the ...
Water discipleship tool for Congregations!

Water discipleship tool for Congregations!

Vermont Lutheran Church partners with Interfaith Power & Light to Share the Various Ways to Revere Water: In 2018, Vermont ...
Interfaith Environmental Network of Houston

Interfaith Environmental Network of Houston

This regional organization shares the experts in their midst with the wider audience online across the globe. Check out the ...
Evangelical Lutheran leaders argue for Ohio energy efficiency and renewable energy

Evangelical Lutheran leaders argue for Ohio energy efficiency and renewable energy

The president of a major Lutheran seminary and one of the three bishops overseeing the 550 Ohio congregations of the ...
Luther College and Raptor Resource Project Build Banding Station (2017)

Luther College and Raptor Resource Project Build Banding Station (2017)

A grant from the Iowa Department of Natural Resources allowed Luther College and the Decorah Raptor Resource Project to build ...
ELCA Advocacy Updates

ELCA Advocacy Updates

The National ELCA Office of Advocacy offers updates from what's going on in our capital and news from various affiliate ...
Featured School: Gettysburg College, Gettysburg, PA

Featured School: Gettysburg College, Gettysburg, PA

Gettysburg College has been pursuing sustainable decision making for over three decades. As the world's environmental issues grow more and ...
St. Olaf Natural Lands Play an Important Role in Conservation Efforts for Native Species

St. Olaf Natural Lands Play an Important Role in Conservation Efforts for Native Species

A story in the Star Tribune newspaper highlights how St. Olaf College's 350 acres of natural lands not only serve ...
Intro Webinar for Congregations Making a Covenant with Creation

Intro Webinar for Congregations Making a Covenant with Creation

"Creation Care" is more than just "being green."  Integrating a lens of eco-justice is not only critical in order to ...
Do we Stay Home and DO nothing?

Do we Stay Home and DO nothing?

The general call to to action is simply: "Stay Home".   However, many can't heed that call, even if they wanted ...
Lutheran Responses to Fossil Fuel Dependency

Lutheran Responses to Fossil Fuel Dependency

Some of us bemoan the fact that the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America has not committed to entirely divest from ...
Missouri Lutherans Caring for Creation: 3/30 & 4/27

Missouri Lutherans Caring for Creation: 3/30 & 4/27

Collaboration, Commitment, and Action Sat., March 30 in St. Louis, MO or Sat. April 27th in Columbia, MO Register for ...
CA - March for Fossil Fuel Freedom 3/16-18

CA – March for Fossil Fuel Freedom 3/16-18

A request from Kim Acker,  member at University Lutheran Church in Palo Alto, to be public witness: On March 16-18, ...
What to do for Spring in 2019?

What to do for Spring in 2019?

We know you don't need an excuse to celebrate and protect the Earth... but sometimes knowing that similar projects are ...
Several ELCA Colleges Named in the Sierra Club's Top "Cool Schools" List (2017)

Several ELCA Colleges Named in the Sierra Club’s Top “Cool Schools” List (2017)

Muhlenberg College, Luther College, Wartburg College, Wittenberg College, and Pacific Lutheran University were all recently included in the Sierra Club's ...
Concordia College in Moorhead Hosts Successful Community Tree Planting Event (2017)

Concordia College in Moorhead Hosts Successful Community Tree Planting Event (2017)

A recent community tree planting event was a huge success. More than 60 students, faculty, and staff helped plant trees ...