Lutherans Restoring Creation: Profiles in Action!

How have your plans to integrate creation care in your congregation’s life been working out? Did you complete an Action Plan? Are you celebrating the Season of Creation? Have you started a Green Team?

Stay connected & share updates to keep momentum! We want to help celebrate and share advice on challenges. Take a stroll through the stories shared by other members below, or add your own story by completing this form (click here)!

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 ...
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Capital University Utilizes "Green Thread" Environmental Sustainability Platform

Capital University Utilizes “Green Thread” Environmental Sustainability Platform

Through Green Thread, Capital University's environmental sustainability platform, innovative and efficient solutions are brought to life. Green Thread helps employees ...
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Augsburg Awarded $475,000 to Help Infuse Sustainability Into All Facets of College Life (2017)

Augsburg Awarded $475,000 to Help Infuse Sustainability Into All Facets of College Life (2017)

In 2017, Augsburg University launched initiatives to build capacity for integrating environmental sustainability across all curricular, co-curricular, and operational aspects ...
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New England Synod Takes the Challenge (2013)

New England Synod Takes the Challenge (2013)

At the New England 2013 Assembly, June 7-9, voters agreed to urge the restraint of hydraulic fracturing and request an ...
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MN Area Synod Passes Climate Change Resolution

Download the Resolution & Rationale they used to discuss the issues behind the considerations. What do we do to make sure our ...
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Upper Susquehanna Synod Assembly Lutherans Call for Repeal of “Fracking Loopholes” (2014)

On the recommendation of a bipartisan task group, the Upper Susquehanna Synod Assembly of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America ...
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Caring for Creation: An Environmental Workshop for People of Faith (Erie, PA Synod Workshop 2014)

Caring for Creation: An Environmental Workshop for People of Faith (Erie, PA Synod Workshop 2014)

Lutherans Restoring Creation of the Northwest Pennsylvania Synod held a workshop (Caring for Creation: An Environmental Workshop for People of ...
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Retreat in S. Carolina - November 2019

Retreat in S. Carolina – November 2019

Communion with Creation at the beautiful Atlantic coastline with other stewards of God’s good creation. Be empowered for creation care ...
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New England Synod's Bishop Hazelwood Connects with Catholics over Climate (and other) Changes

New England Synod’s Bishop Hazelwood Connects with Catholics over Climate (and other) Changes

On the heels of the Pope's Encyclical encouraging caring for our common home, two religious leaders in New England came ...
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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 ...
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Edmonds Lutheran Church is Going Solar

Edmonds Lutheran Church is Going Solar

Edmonds, WA - Edmonds Lutheran Church (ELC) installed a solar photovoltaic system to generate renewable energy for their facility in mid- February ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Lutherans Weigh in on PA Clean Power Plan

Lutherans Weigh in on PA Clean Power Plan

Lutheran Advocacy Ministry in Pennsylvania trained and turned out Lutherans to testify at hearings on the Pennsylvania Clean Power Plan in Fall ...
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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 ...
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Giving Voice to My Community and Bringing ELCA Advocacy Home

Giving Voice to My Community and Bringing ELCA Advocacy Home

Giving Voice to My Community and Bringing ELCA Advocacy Home Posted on January 26, 2016 by ELCA Advocacy By: Fumi ...
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Creation Care: Faith to Action May 19th, 2018

Creation Care: Faith to Action May 19th, 2018

MAY 19th, 8-12 at the Lutheran Outdoor Ministries Center Come and join us at Lutheran Outdoor Ministries Center for a day ...
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Cynthia Moe-Lobeda & Scott Thalacker on Access Utah

Cynthia Moe-Lobeda, a professor of Christian ethics, is the author of the 2013 book, Resisting Structural Evil: Love as Ecological-Economic ...
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"We Speak from a Sacred Core" - Reflections on an Advocacy Training

“We Speak from a Sacred Core” – Reflections on an Advocacy Training

Reflections on Attending Pennsylvania Interfaith Power and Light Advocacy Training, August 26, 2015 by Pastor Inge Williams, Friedens Lutheran Church, Shartlesville, Pennsylvania ...
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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 ...
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Central States Synod Assembly Resolution Calls for “Green Action” (2017)

At the 2017 Synod Assembly in Kansas City, voting members adopted a resolution that encourages "its leaders and congregations to ...
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Garden Table in Washington State

Garden Table in Washington State

Bill Hanawalt and his wife, Kathy, grow more tomatoes than they could ever eat. Kathy dreamed of starting up a ...
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Central States Synod Gather Again & Again!

From idea to team to movement: Central States Green Team Central States Synod voted to become a Lutherans Restoring Creation ...
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Press Release: US Lutherans Vote to Discontinue Fossil-Fuel Investments, to Work Towards a Sustainable Future

Churchwide Votes Towards a Fossil-Free Future US LUTHERANS VOTE TO DISCONTINUE FOSSIL-FUEL INVESTMENTS, TO WORK TOWARDS A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE **FOR ...
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Waste Reduction Efforts for Luther College Move Out Take Shape (2016)

Waste Reduction Efforts for Luther College Move Out Take Shape (2016)

In an effort to reduce the waste associated with move-out this semester, Luther Sustainability has partnered with several Decorah-area organizations ...
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Wind Power for Luther College

Wind Power for Luther College

Luther’s continued efforts to exist sustainably are aimed at decreasing campus consumption and lowering costs for basic campus resources such ...
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Nurturing A Network: NW Minnesota Creation Care Team 2013

The mission of the Northwest Minnesota Synod Creation CareTeam is “to nurture a growing network that inspires our congregations and their members ...
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NE MN Synod Retreat on Creation Care Worship, 2013 Retreat Schedule

NE MN Synod Retreat on Creation Care Worship, 2013 Retreat Schedule

Season of Creation Retreat: February 22 and 23 at Camp Hiawatha Northeast Minnesota Synod Friday, Feb 22, 2013 4pm                  registration 5pm                  welcome/introductions ...
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