Lutherans Restoring Creation is teaming up with Interfaith Power & Light’s annual Faith Climate Action Week. This year we act “For the Love of Trees.”
Deforestation is the second leading cause of climate change and produces about 24% of global greenhouse gas emissions. Scientists say that deforestation in tropical rainforests adds more carbon dioxide to the atmosphere than the sum total of all the cars and trucks on the world’s roads.
Plant trees on congregational property, at members’ homes, or in public spaces. Bless the trees with the ceremony in the “For Love of Trees” materials in the Faith Climate Action Week kit. Kit can be ordered at https://www.faithclimateactionweek.org/. Report the total number of trees planted by your congregation and congregants at the same website for a grand total of all trees planted by Faith Climate Action Week partners!
If you don’t have a place to plant trees locally consider planting trees in the Global South through IPL’s Carbon Covenant program. http://www.co2covenant.org
“For Love of Trees” campaign is the service project of Interfaith Power & Light’s annual program of climate-themed worship services and other activities from April 17th – 26th, 2020 in celebration of Earth Month.