Put on a youth program about Trash! How well do you know your trash? How can your youth group become more eco-friendly on the congregational level? Lutherans Restoring Creation and Lutheran Community Foundation (now InFaith Community Foundation) worked together to provide an exhibit about Trash at the National Youth Gathering.  Would you likeRead More →

Education: “Know your traditions and your world” Earthbound: Adult education for this six-part video series produced by the ELCA to explore the theological foundations of Earth care and to examples of Lutheran Institutions carrying them out. “Caring for Creation.” Organize a forum or study group to read and discuss theRead More →

Care for Creation work is meant to especially serve youth as they are the ones inheriting this common home. These are some projects, stories, and resources that could be of special interest for young people and those who serve them.  Please send us your input so we can help celebrate successes and grow from each other’s experiences.

Guide to Green Degrees and Careers

Guide to Green Degrees and Careers

With environmental issues gaining traction in the social consciousness, green careers are constantly growing in both popularity and availability. In ...
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Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois practices sustainability in Dining Services

Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois practices sustainability in Dining Services

Augustana College: Rock Island, Illinois is promoting sustainability via their sourcing and disposing of food. The college's "Farm2Fork" Program invests ...
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Numerous Schools Offer Students the Opportunity to Live in a Community Committed to Living More Sustainably

Numerous Schools Offer Students the Opportunity to Live in a Community Committed to Living More Sustainably

There are currently eight ELCA schools that seek to promote sustainable living in community by designating on-campus houses. Here is the ...
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Augsburg, Gettysburg, and Luther Colleges Strive to Reduce Food Waste While Helping the Community

Augsburg, Gettysburg, and Luther Colleges Strive to Reduce Food Waste While Helping the Community

Augsburg College and Gettysburg College are participants in The Campus Kitchens Project. As part of this project, volunteers from these two colleges use unused food ...
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Extended Growing Season at Concordia Moorhead (2015)

Extended Growing Season at Concordia Moorhead (2015)

Concordia has extended their growing season through the installation of a high tunnel, or hoop house, warmed by a solar ...
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Capital University Practices Sustainable Printing

Capital University Practices Sustainable Printing

Capital University is practicing sustainability by reducing their amount of paper waste. That's why they started the Going Green Print ...
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Concordia Moorhead Creates Interactive Sustainability Map

Concordia Moorhead Creates Interactive Sustainability Map

Concordia Moorhead has created an interactive map which shows sustainability-related initiatives and features that are found throughout the Concordia Moorhead ...
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Muhlenberg's Green Team Promotes Smart Recycling Practices

Muhlenberg’s Green Team Promotes Smart Recycling Practices

At the beginning of each school year, Muhlenberg Green Team members reach out to all students during move-in to collect ...
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Augsburg College Offers Course Titled: The Calculus of Sustainability (2012)

Augsburg College Offers Course Titled: The Calculus of Sustainability (2012)

Augsburg College has found a way to combine mathematics and sustainability education! In "The Calculus of Sustainability" students spend the ...
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Gettysburg College Offers Nationally Recognized Recycling Program

Gettysburg College Offers Nationally Recognized Recycling Program

Gettysburg College has been home to successful recycling programs since the early 1980s. Since then, the College has won national ...
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Pacific Lutheran University: The Fred L. Tobiason Outdoor Learning Center - A Habitat Restoration Project

Pacific Lutheran University: The Fred L. Tobiason Outdoor Learning Center – A Habitat Restoration Project

The Habitat Restoration Project is a student-led project that seeks to restore habitat south of the University Center and on ...
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Thiel College Hosts Their Annual "Earth Week"

Thiel College Hosts Their Annual “Earth Week”

Every year, during the week of Earth Day, Thiel College hosts their "Earth Week". Students have the opportunity to participate ...
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Carthage College Strives to Practice Sustainability by Using Environmentally Friendly Building Materials

Carthage College Strives to Practice Sustainability by Using Environmentally Friendly Building Materials

Carthage College practices sustainability by choosing to renovate and build with sustainable building materials. Carthage installs bamboo flooring instead of ...
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Wittenberg College Offers a Series of Global Education Events with a Sustainability Focus (2016)

Wittenberg College Offers a Series of Global Education Events with a Sustainability Focus (2016)

Wittenberg College has hosted a series of speakers for students, faculty, staff, and the community of Sprigfield to attend this ...
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Roanoke College Begins to Pursue New Campus Garden Plans (2016)

Roanoke College Begins to Pursue New Campus Garden Plans (2016)

The Roanoke College Garden Club recently relocated the campus garden to a location that is in a more central place ...
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Roanoke has new living space for eco-minded students

Roanoke has new living space for eco-minded students

Roanoke College has a new housing community for students who are interested in saving the environment and have a passion ...
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Wartburg College Offers Graduating Seniors the Opportunity to Make a Sustainability Graduation Pledge

Wartburg College Offers Graduating Seniors the Opportunity to Make a Sustainability Graduation Pledge

Wartburg College offers their graduating senior students the opportunity to sign a sustainability pledge. This is a pledge that Wartburg ...
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Cal Lutheran Student "Die-In" Advocated Climate Action (2015)

Cal Lutheran Student “Die-In” Advocated Climate Action (2015)

California Lutheran University students will hold a die-in, which involves people lying down together in public to simulate their deaths, ...
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Muhlenberg Students Compile a "Guide to Student Sustainability at Muhlenberg"

Muhlenberg Students Compile a “Guide to Student Sustainability at Muhlenberg”

Muhlenberg College students have compiled a Guide to Sustainability at Muhlenberg. This guide book provides extensive details for students, faculty, ...
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Cal Lutheran hosts a talk to explore food, climate change link

Cal Lutheran hosts a talk to explore food, climate change link

On Thursday, March 31st, California Lutheran University plans to host a talk to explore the link between food and climate ...
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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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National Association of Conservation Districts (educational materials)

National Association of Conservation Districts (educational materials)

2018 Stewardship Theme: Watersheds: Our Water, Our Home Educational materials for all ages, including Church Leaders Guide and Litany ...
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Storm water management for congregations

Storm water management for congregations

Vimeo slideshow with narration by Kyle Warfield, Outreach coordinator at Saint Luke Lutheran Church, Silver Spring, MD ...
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Our Watershed Moment, a toolkit from the EcoFaith Network of the Minneapolis Synod

Our Watershed Moment, a toolkit from the EcoFaith Network of the Minneapolis Synod

Our Watershed Moment, a toolkit from the EcoFaith Network of the Minneapolis Synod, introduces the concept of a watershed and includes ...
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Worship Resources for the Watershed Memorial from the ELCA

Worship Resources for the Watershed Memorial from the ELCA

Click here to download the "Worship Resources for the Watershed Memorial" from the ELCA ...
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Lux Summer Theological Institute for Youth, July 15-July 29, 2018

Lux Summer Theological Institute for Youth, July 15-July 29, 2018

Who: Theologically curious high school students (rising sophomores through graduated seniors) Caring for God’s Creation: Thinking Theologically About Ecology and ...
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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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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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