Youth

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.

Lutherans Restoring Creation Art Contest!

Lutherans Restoring Creation Art Contest!

In preparation for Youth and Young Adult Gathering 2024, Lutherans Restoring Creation is hosting an art contest! You are invited ...
Fourth Sunday after Epiphany in Year C (Martin22)

Fourth Sunday after Epiphany in Year C (Martin22)

A "Greta Thunberg" Sermon - Tom Martin reflects on loving pesky teenagers and grizzly bears. Care for Creation Commentary on the ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Christ the King Edible Food Forest (West Chester, OH)

Christ the King Edible Food Forest (West Chester, OH)

Thanks to Donna Pellegrin from Christ the King Church in West Chester OH for shepherding and sharing this incredible work:  ...
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 ...
Featured School: Gettysburg College, Gettysburg, PA

Featured School: Gettysburg College, Gettysburg, PA

Gettysburg College has been pursuing sustainable decision making for over three decades. As the world's environmental issues grow more and ...
St. Olaf Natural Lands Play an Important Role in Conservation Efforts for Native Species

St. Olaf Natural Lands Play an Important Role in Conservation Efforts for Native Species

A story in the Star Tribune newspaper highlights how St. Olaf College's 350 acres of natural lands not only serve ...
What Does A Strike for Climate Look Like?

What Does A Strike for Climate Look Like?

The Global Climate Strike (9/20 thru 27) was an opportunity for many people of faith to lift up their voices ...
Several ELCA Colleges Named in the Sierra Club's Top "Cool Schools" List (2017)

Several ELCA Colleges Named in the Sierra Club’s Top “Cool Schools” List (2017)

Muhlenberg College, Luther College, Wartburg College, Wittenberg College, and Pacific Lutheran University were all recently included in the Sierra Club's ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Tool Kit on Climate Change Connections

Tool Kit on Climate Change Connections

Take yourself, your class, or your congregation on a journey that explores the intersections between climate change and hunger with ...

If there’s global warming, why is it so cold? (video)

If there's global warming, why is it so cold? (video) ...
Sarah Habermehl Locke

Sarah Habermehl Locke

Campus Minister, Jacksonville Campus Ministry Sarah Locke is currently the campus minister for Jacksonville Campus Ministry in Jacksonville, Florida. Previously ...
Earth Examen (Youth & Adult versions)

Earth Examen (Youth & Adult versions)

The Earth Examen practice does not require any special place or expertise.  This is just a method for truly taking ...
Urban Farm on Seminary Campus

Urban Farm on Seminary Campus

Here is a link to an article about our newly dedicated urban farm, a collaboration between our seminary and Axiom ...
For Vacation Bible School (video playlist)

For Vacation Bible School (video playlist)

https://www.youtube.com/embed?listType=playlist&list=PLFPMTinJ7FKmWjClrgNfZvJ5WkqIiegKV&layout=gallery ...
Voices from the ELCA - Caring for Creation Today

Voices from the ELCA – Caring for Creation Today

Watch God's Work. Our Hands. created in partnership with ecoAmerica's BlessedTomorrow  ELCA churches across the country are working to serve ...
Did God Create the Universe? (2019)

Did God Create the Universe? (2019)

By Rev. Carmelo Santos, Ph.D. Find out more directly at: GodandtheBrain.com “Where does God live?” Has your child ever asked ...
Know trash? No trash! Try this youth program!

Know trash? No trash! Try this youth program!

Put on a youth program about Trash! How well do you know your trash? How can your youth group become ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Stewarding the Gift of Water: ELCA Advocacy Fact Sheet

Stewarding the Gift of Water: ELCA Advocacy Fact Sheet

Theological background and information on water stewardship globally, nationally, and locally. Under the “Find Your Watershed” section of the Factsheet ...
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 ...