Louis Tillman 

Louis Tillman 

We are honored that Louis Tillman was on Lutherans Restoring Creation inaugural Board of Directors from 2017-2020.   For an update ...
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Booker Vance

Booker Vance

Booker Vance is the Policy Outreach Coordinator for Elevate Energy.  He is a native of Houston, TX. He attended Bethany ...
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Upcoming Connections Call: A Spectrum of Tools to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions (9/28)

Upcoming Connections Call: A Spectrum of Tools to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions (9/28)

What are all* the tools we, as ELCA churches and individual members, bring to the table to achieve 50% Reduction ...
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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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Resolution on Caring for Creation: North/West Lower MI Synod in Assembly 2004

Resolution on Caring for Creation: North/West Lower MI Synod in Assembly 2004

WHEREAS, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America adopted the social statement “Caring for Creation: Vision, Hope, and Justice” by a ...
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Press Release: US Lutherans Vote to Discontinue Fossil-Fuel Investments, to Work Towards a Sustainable Future

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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2021 Eco-Justice Related Synod Resolutions

2021 Eco-Justice Related Synod Resolutions

The following is a list of Resolutions that we know have been adopted in 2021 - but we know there ...
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creation care group of Lutherans

What Can We Do?

AFFIRM: Personally, with your church council, or entire synod, review our ELCA's 1993 call to action and commit to engaging in ...
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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 ...
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Congregation celebrates "green graduation," invites wider community (2017)

Congregation celebrates “green graduation,” invites wider community (2017)

Members of LCI gather on the steps of the California Capitol to join California Interfaith Power and Light’s Lobby Day ...
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Consider Caring for Creation Coaching

Consider Caring for Creation Coaching

What is ELCA Coaching? Click here for a Ministry Description Why would you need a Creation Care Coach for your Synod ...
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So We Can Restore Creation

So We Can Restore Creation

While caring for the environment can feel overwhelming, it’s when we stand together, each doing our part, that we find ...
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This is Church and You Are Needed Inside & Out

This is Church and You Are Needed Inside & Out

Watch this message from our churchwide leaders and fellow members across the country who recognize the tough, uncomfortable work of ...
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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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Congregational Covenant and Organizing Kit:  An Overview

Congregational Covenant and Organizing Kit:  An Overview

The purpose of this kit is to enable you to have a basic program and organization to function as a ...
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The Green Foundation of Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg

The Green Foundation of Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg

Geothermal Comes to the Battlefield By Delaney Schlake (M. Div Middler, Trinity Lutheran Seminary) 150 years ago, the Lutheran Theological Seminary ...
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EPA's Energy Star Congregation's Guide

EPA’s Energy Star Congregation’s Guide

The United States (U.S.) Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) ENERGY STAR® program and the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Building Technologies ...
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Youth Volunteers Improve Energy Efficiency at Koinonia (2016)

Youth Volunteers Improve Energy Efficiency at Koinonia (2016)

By Maggie Hutchison Metropolitan New York Synod, ELCA How many young people does it take to screw in a light ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Checklist for Energy Savings Room by Room

Checklist for Energy Savings Room by Room

Overall Home Energy Saving Measures Efficiency Heat/ AC: Install high efficiency ENERGY STAR-rated furnace and air conditioner, at least at ...
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Voices from the ELCA - Caring for Creation Today

Voices from the ELCA – Caring for Creation Today

[vimeo 301256430 w=640 h=360] God's work. Our hands. from ecoAmerica on Vimeo. ELCA churches across the country are working to ...
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Living the Change: A Tool Connected to Many Faiths

Living the Change: A Tool Connected to Many Faiths

GreenFaith has helped pull together leaders from various religions across the globe to recognize our common concern for the planet ...
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Metro NY Synod Resolution on Energy Stewardship (2010)

Metro NY Synod Resolution on Energy Stewardship (2010)

A Resolution on Energy Stewardship – Metro NY Synod Whereas, we in the industrialized world are consuming energy and Earth’s ...
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Growing a garden church from food scraps and compost

Growing a garden church from food scraps and compost

We turned an empty lot in L.A. into an edible sanctuary. by Anna Woofenden (shared from Christian Century magazine) When I moved ...
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Creation Care Congregation: Building and Grounds Ideas

Creation Care Congregation: Building and Grounds Ideas

Building and Grounds: “The church as an alternative community” Energy Stewards Initiative. LRC program for congregations to reduce your energy ...
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Fifth Sunday after Epiphany (February 4-10) in Year A (Ormseth)

Fifth Sunday after Epiphany (February 4-10) in Year A (Ormseth)

Meeting  the "Creational Need" of Nature - Dennis Ormseth reflects on salt and light in this Sunday's readings. Care for ...
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First Sunday of Lent in Year B (Saler15)

First Sunday of Lent in Year B (Saler15)

Jesus and the Journey of Overcoming - Robert Saler reflects on God's healing. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common ...
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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 Common Lectionary  ...
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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 ...
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