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First Sunday in Lent in Year B (Saler15)

First Sunday in Lent in Year B (Saler15)

Jesus and the Journey of Overcoming - Robert Saler reflects on God's healing. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised ...
Fifth Sunday after Epiphany in Year A (Ormseth17)

Fifth Sunday after Epiphany in Year A (Ormseth17)

Meeting  the "Creational Need" of Nature - Dennis Ormseth reflects on salt and light. Care for Creation Commentary on the ...
Sunday July 3-9 in Year A (Carr20)

Sunday July 3-9 in Year A (Carr20)

Taking on Rationalization - Amy Carr reflects on donkeys facing war horses. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common ...
Ways to Integrate Creation Care in your Lenten Practices

Ways to Integrate Creation Care in your Lenten Practices

During the season of Lent (or any other time of introspection), share these resources with your Bible Study group, Worship ...
A landscape with a city above a forest. An overlaid bar graph shows emissions reducing over time.

Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 50%

The ELCA has called for a 50% reduction in Greenhouse Gas Emission by 2030! There are so many resources to ...
Energy Stewardship

Energy Stewardship

Lutherans have had a tremendous history with being good energy stewards - but we have a long way to go.  ...
Updates from ELCA Advocacy re: Environment/Energy

Updates from ELCA Advocacy re: Environment/Energy

Jan-Feb Advocacy Update (thanks to Christine Moffett, Witness in Society | Washington D.C. - Evangelical Lutheran Church in America  )  Soot Pollution ...
Buildings/Grounds/Facilities (video playlist)

Buildings/Grounds/Facilities (video playlist)

https://www.youtube.com/embed?listType=playlist&list=PLFPMTinJ7FKlKRtasrTS_msJob7ZvfvMp&layout=gallery ...
Hosting a Discussion with a Group:

Hosting a Discussion with a Group:

Are you ready to welcome people from your church +/or community to discuss our call to Care for Creation? You ...
Youth Gather and We All Grow!

Youth Gather and We All Grow!

Back in the summer of 2018 hundreds of youth and group leaders visited our Lutherans Restoring Creation space in the ...
InfoSharing from Experts (video playlist)

InfoSharing from Experts (video playlist)

https://www.youtube.com/embed?listType=playlist&list=PLFPMTinJ7FKlJVRqTFp8u2vjQuZsPm4uV&layout=gallery ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Confused about our way forward?

Confused about our way forward?

As there has been continuing conversation and controversy emerging since Michael Moore's film: Planet of the Human, we decided to ...
2016 Churchwide Assembly Passes Memorial To Move Towards A Responsible Energy Future

2016 Churchwide Assembly Passes Memorial To Move Towards A Responsible Energy Future

2016 Churchwide Assembly Passes Memorial To Move Towards A Responsible Energy Future During the months leading up to the August ...
Tools for Talking and Acting on Climate with Faith-based Language

Tools for Talking and Acting on Climate with Faith-based Language

Blessed Tomorrow's Moving Forward Guide ecoAmerica helps leaders from the local government, the public health sector, and faith-based cohorts figure ...
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 ...
Local Electric Cooperatives as Tools for Equity and Healing

Local Electric Cooperatives as Tools for Equity and Healing

EmPOWER your community to communicate with who manages your energy! Hear from Emilie Bouvier, Director of Organizing in the Minneapolis ...
Public Witness: from hand-wringing to actively loving neighbor

Public Witness: from hand-wringing to actively loving neighbor

The 2019 ELCA Advocacy Convening (April 29 - May 1)  gathered over 100 lay and rostered  leaders to be trained ...
A New Climate for Theology: God, the World, and Global Warming

A New Climate for Theology: God, the World, and Global Warming

A New Climate for Theology: God, the World, and Global Warming by Sallie McFague (Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2008). A New Climate ...
Christianity, Climate Change, and Sustainable Living

Christianity, Climate Change, and Sustainable Living

Christianity, Climate Change, and Sustainable Living by Nick Spencer, Robert White, and Virginia Vroblesky (Peabody: Hendrickson, 2009). Amounts and patterns of ...
Last Chance: Preserving Life on Earth

Last Chance: Preserving Life on Earth

Last Chance: Preserving Life on Earth by Larry Schweiger of the national Wildlife Federation (Golden, CO: Fulcrum Publishing, 2009). "This is ...
Field Notes from a Catastrophe: Man, Nature, and Climate Change

Field Notes from a Catastrophe: Man, Nature, and Climate Change

Field Notes from a Catastrophe: Man, Nature, and Climate Change by Elizabeth Kolbert (New York: Bloomsbury, 2006) Long known for her insightful and ...
An Inconvenient Truth: The Planetary Emergence of Global Warming and What We Can Do About It

An Inconvenient Truth: The Planetary Emergence of Global Warming and What We Can Do About It

An Inconvenient Truth: The Planetary Emergence of Global Warming and What We Can Do About It by Al Gore Emmaus, PA: ...
Forecast: The Consequences of Global Climate Change, from the Amazon to the Arctic, From Darfur to Napa Valley

Forecast: The Consequences of Global Climate Change, from the Amazon to the Arctic, From Darfur to Napa Valley

Forecast: The Consequences of Global Climate Change, from the Amazon to the Arctic, From Darfur to Napa Valley by Stephen Faris (New York: Henry Holt, 2009) ...
Climate Change Begins at Home: Life on the Two-Way Street of Global Warming

Climate Change Begins at Home: Life on the Two-Way Street of Global Warming

Climate Change Begins at Home: Life on the Two-Way Street of Global Warming by David Reay (New York: MacMillan, 2005). Packed ...
A Moral Climate: The Ethics of Global Warming

A Moral Climate: The Ethics of Global Warming

A Moral Climate: The Ethics of Global Warming by Michael Northcott (Maryknoll: Orbis, 2005). In this groundbreaking book Northcott examines theological ...
Green Living: The E Magazine Handbook for Living Lightly on the Earth

Green Living: The E Magazine Handbook for Living Lightly on the Earth

Green Living: The E Magazine Handbook for Living Lightly on the Earth (New York: Penguin, 2005) Knowledge of environmental issues and ...
10-Minute Energy Saving Secrets: 250 Easy Ways to Save Big Bucks Year Round

10-Minute Energy Saving Secrets: 250 Easy Ways to Save Big Bucks Year Round

10-Minute Energy Saving Secrets: 250 Easy Ways to Save Big Bucks Year Round, by Jerri Farris (Gloucester: Fair Winds, 2005) ...